Tikka T3 Thread

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For the full effect, you need to read the following in an old wizard voice:

“Welcome to the dark side....
Abandon all hope for a Zero Credit Card Balance.
Be fore warned !
Many have trodden the path you now pursue, many have forsaken all sustenance except for coffee and Ramen Noodles to achieve the perfect zen that is the cry of “Impact” at the 1,000 yard firing line...
Good luck on your journey and always remember, In the words of those the went before you: “Buy Once, Cry Once”. For if you fail to heed this advice you will be doomed to buying “Project Rifles“ and “Trainer Rifles“ to use up the spare parts from upgrading in small steps...
This is another strain of the wallet draining plague known as “Black Rifle Disease”
You have been warned !! “
I’ve been stricken for some time. This is my second CTR build. The first was a 308 hunting(ish) build I sold to a friend.
 
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Tikka T3X CTR 260rem barrelled action is now cerakoted to OD green.
I will receive Whiskey forend and grip panels later on, those will have M05 camo pattern, so they are same look as it is on my custom T3X.
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I'm going the opposite way....

I think my ctr shoots so well I'm not changing a thing till I burn that barrel out....

And it will be used to judge the rifle I'm going to build out of my 300wsm....
To see if the juice was worth the sqeeze!
 

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Tikka factory barrels are awesome barrels.
I still have one in my 260rem.
On that rig on right, i have Kriger 6.5CM, because it was 308win, i still have that barrel though.
 
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My Tikka CTR 24" in 6.5 has 2900 rounds now. The lands have moved forward quite a bit. Groups are noticeably bigger but still not bad. How many rounds should I expect to get from this factory barrel with using 40.7 grains of H4350 and 142 SMK going about 2640-2670 max? thanks
 

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I just bought a t3x ctr in 6.5cm. I am looking at the mpa chassis. Is there any problems with them and the Tikka action. If so what do you recommend. I am really wanting to go ahead and build something I am going to be happy with.
 
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I just bought a t3x ctr in 6.5cm. I am looking at the mpa chassis. Is there any problems with them and the Tikka action. If so what do you recommend. I am really wanting to go ahead and build something I am going to be happy with.
Have you shot it yet?

No problems I can think of ....except for me a full aluminum chasis will be cold as hell as I do a lot of cold weather shooting lately
 

slowex98

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Have you shot it yet?

No problems I can think of ....except for me a full aluminum chasis will be cold as hell as I do a lot of cold weather shooting lately
No not yet. I am waiting on optics to come in. I am curious how it will shoot. This is my first tikka. Have always had Remington 700 and ar10 platform stuff. But it's never been anything at the the Tikka ctr level. Atleast that's what I am hoping.
 
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Mountain Tactical 20MOA base and Seekens rings(from the hide exchange) showed up today! Chassis and brake should be here Saturday but I will be up in the Northwoods shoveling the cabin roof. I may mount the scope tonight just to see how everything clears. I have a KRG bravo on the way. I may shamelessly copy @viking78 paintjob.
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Should end up at 11#13oz with the brake and chassis. That’s going to feel pretty heavy compared to my 7 1/2 pound ready to hunt Superlight! AFC0104F-AE3D-4523-A15A-D3B8F7F89B2E.jpeg
 

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My Tikka CTR 24" in 6.5 has 2900 rounds now. The lands have moved forward quite a bit. Groups are noticeably bigger but still not bad. How many rounds should I expect to get from this factory barrel with using 40.7 grains of H4350 and 142 SMK going about 2640-2670 max? thanks
Ive got a tac a1 in 6.5 CM with 24", I'm running about 2760 FPS loading 42.4 grn of Reloader 16 with 140 grn ELDMatch. I've read around 2500 rounds will be about the life of the barrel but plan to shoot it until throat erosion becomes an issue or my groups start to open up.
 

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Ive got a tac a1 in 6.5 CM with 24", I'm running about 2760 FPS loading 42.4 grn of Reloader 16 with 140 grn ELDMatch. I've read around 2500 rounds will be about the life of the barrel but plan to shoot it until throat erosion becomes an issue or my groups start to open up.
I heard on a vortex podcast That they are running CTRs as test guns. They mentioned retiring one around 5000 rounds that went from .3 to .5+ MOA. They mentioned they have a couple in circulation with around 3000 rounds that are still holding tight.
 

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I heard on a vortex podcast That they are running CTRs as test guns. They mentioned retiring one around 5000 rounds that went from .3 to .5+ MOA. They mentioned they have a couple in circulation with around 3000 rounds that are still holding tight.
Ill be more than happy for mine to last that long. I currently only have about 650 rounds through mine, so I've still got a long ways to go. I wounder how hot they are running their rounds?
 

PR3AK

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Maybe I need to back down from 43.0 grains to get those type of groups.
Have you tried any of the 140 bergers loaded by hsm?20200112_150058.jpg
The flyer was me....
100 yards 5 shots
-6f out
Factory gun . Seems to like these.
I'm sure a better shooter can tighten it up.
 
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Now have two T3X, One SS CTR in 6.5 CR and a SS lite also in 6.5. Also got a T1X in a Bravo also.

First rifles ever. Been great to get back into shooting after 30+ years. Got the CTR out to 1000 yrs early in the year.

Barrel gets hot quick. Looking to upgrade. What are some good options? Looking to stay in the same caliber.
 

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Finally started to get my new Bartlein 22BR barrel broke in. Loaded a ladder in new brass with 27, 27.2, 27.4, 27.6, and 27.8 of 4166 and then loaded 50 in 4x fired brass with 28 gr of 4166. Also had some 53gr VMax over 32gr of Varget that I loaded as an experiment for a friend.
The dots are 1", first picture is the 28gr load, shots 26-30, second is the same load shots 31-50, 3rd is 5 shots of the 53gr VMax at 3590fps.
All of the ladder with new brass shot 1 moa or larger. Will definately work above 28gr in the future.

28gr IMR4166, CCI450, new Lapua brass, .010" off the lands 2985 av, 8 sd over 15 shots.

Surprised the 53gr Vmax shot that well out of a 1-7" barrel. 1.2 mils to my 416 yard plate. Thinking about setting my barrel from last year back and cutting it down for a coyote rifle.

Ran some 53gr VMax thru the 223 Varmint with 27, 27.1, and 27.2 gr of H4895. 3406fps, 3439fps, and 3443fps, 5 shots each. Pretty close to the 22BR with less powder. The new Reaper stock is going to make a great hunting setup.

Looking forward to shooting some local matches with the German Gun Stock Raptor. Need to get the 28" 6.5 Creedmoor barrel broke in now.20200227_181636 (2).jpg20200227_181652 (2).jpg20200227_181924.jpg20200227_181948.jpg20200227_181930.jpg20200227_181852 (2).jpg20200227_181957.jpg20200227_184014.jpg20200227_184017.jpg20200227_184025.jpg
 

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Now have two T3X, One SS CTR in 6.5 CR and a SS lite also in 6.5. Also got a T1X in a Bravo also.

First rifles ever. Been great to get back into shooting after 30+ years. Got the CTR out to 1000 yrs early in the year.

Barrel gets hot quick. Looking to upgrade. What are some good options? Looking to stay in the same caliber.
Hello mate.
Can i come to shoot with you tomorrow:love:
 

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My wife just surprised me and ordered me a mpa chassis for my t3x ctr 6.5 cm I had saved on the computer in sniper green. But she didn't order magazines. What magazines will feed correctly in this chassis as it says the Magpul doesn't work?
 

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Not sure.

I'm pretty new to this and asked this exact question a year or so ago and MDT was pretty popular.

They run excellent in MPA, MDT ACC, Oryx and KRG Bravo chassis is all i can tell you.
 

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So, Monday night, I'm sitting at the bar in this small neighborhood bar & grill about to order dinner with my wife.
This guy walks over from about 6 stools down and asks be about the "Beretta" logo tee shirt I'm wearing.
A conversation ensued about shotguns and hunting, so I showed him a couple of photos of antelope and my Tikka CTR.
He had been to the high fenced property where I am fortunate to hunt on several occasions and knew several of the boys in the property owners family.
So he hands me his business card, this guy is a territory rep for Beretta firearms.
I immediately implored him to have Corporate add more sku's to the 3 Tikka Logo'd gear that Beretta sells.
The cry for More Tikka Hats, Shirts, jackets, etc. for the Tikka end users has been sent !
 

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So, Monday night, I'm sitting at the bar in this small neighborhood bar & grill about to order dinner with my wife.
This guy walks over from about 6 stools down and asks be about the "Beretta" logo tee shirt I'm wearing.
A conversation ensued about shotguns and hunting, so I showed him a couple of photos of antelope and my Tikka CTR.
He had been to the high fenced property where I am fortunate to hunt on several occasions and knew several of the boys in the property owners family.
So he hands me his business card, this guy is a territory rep for Beretta firearms.
I immediately implored him to have Corporate add more sku's to the 3 Tikka Logo'd gear that Beretta sells.
The cry for More Tikka Hats, Shirts, jackets, etc. for the Tikka end users has been sent !
More important get them to import lefty stainless CTRs! Say pick one barrel length in 6.5 Creed and 308 and see how many they will sell. They have the lefty rifles. Make them available.
 

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CTR in 6.5CM with the original 24" barrel.
Chassis is KRG Bravo and it has a B&T CAL Gen. 2 bipod, sandback in the rear.

I can do what I want, my groups are half as big when I´m shooting of my range bag.
Shooting from the bipod doesn´t work well for me.
 

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Looking for some help. Looking to get a tikka t3 tac a1. I'm left handed but shoot right handed rifles. My question is can the cheek piece be removed and flipped to the other side by removing the screws. Thanks