Tikka T3 Thread

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Tikka CTR into a T3 stock...

What do I need to know?

From my understanding:

-The CTR action and T3 action are the same inlet
-The CTR barrel is of course larger (light palma-ish)
-Using the T3 bottom metal and mags will require a magazine metal clip that the CTR does not have. And sources for this clip?

Anything else?

Trying to see if the CTR can lose a little weight using the lighter T3 stock, bottom metal, and mags.

If you were going for lighter weight, then why not start with a Tikka Lite model?
 

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Tikka CTR into a T3 stock...

What do I need to know?

From my understanding:

-The CTR action and T3 action are the same inlet
-The CTR barrel is of course larger (light palma-ish)
-Using the T3 bottom metal and mags will require a magazine metal clip that the CTR does not have. And sources for this clip?

Anything else?

Trying to see if the CTR can lose a little weight using the lighter T3 stock, bottom metal, and mags.
The only thing you need is the magazine metal clip. I got one here in the PX zone. Open a thread with a WTB tikka magazine clip. Many Tikka owners that changed the stock and DBM will have it.
 
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How do you like the XLR's?
I like them a lot. In the pic above with the 4 rifles 2 are MDTs (skinny barrel is a 300 WSM T3X lite in an MDT LSS). Carbon barrel is an MDT LSS-XL Gen 2 long action so I can load the 7 WSM to nearly 3.2" COAL :)

The end two are XLR elements both 6.5 CTRs with 24" barrels. Big fan of the folders especially for backpacking. Will load a pic of my wife's 20" CTR 6.5 CM with a folder on it. We both shared the rifle on our annual kodiak deer hunt this fall. (BTW 147s out of a 20" barrel at 2720 fps work just fine ;) ).
 
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Sweet collection at the bottom, specs? :)
Need to copy your taping of the lens caps, Vortex Defenders right? Find they slip and wobble alot, especially the rear.
Yeah its cheap insurance for sure need to get "tactical matte" electrical tape I guess to be less obvious. ;)

The 4 rifles is the 4 my buddy's and I used on our hunting trip. 2 were mine and 2 were my buddy's. My other two Tikka chassis rifle (wife's 20" CTR and the 22-250 T3 Lite) weren't pictured.
Rifles from left to right (closest to far away):

Carbon barrel, 7 WSM, Vortex AMG, MDT LSS-XL chassis and XLR Tactical buttstock, new style MDT folder on buttstock (Used it on a moose at 150 and caribou at 490 2 weeks ago).

300 WSM T3X Lite, Bushnell DMR 2 (though I am trying to convince him to go back to the LRHS 4.5-18X44 for that rifle as its was just over 10 pounds with a folder on it when it had the LRHS on it.), MDT LSS chassis, XLR Tac Lite buttstock, XLR folder. Used it on a dall sheep at 810 and a moose at 330 2 weeks ago and 2 caribou (one at 610 and the other at 210) last week.

last two are clones with only real difference is one has a folder and Bushnell DMR 2 on it in the pic (swapped to a NF 4-16 F1 right before we went on the hunt and right after I took the pic. The other doesn't have a folder and has a LRHS 4.5-18X44 on it. On of them killed a grizzly at 550 last week.
 

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FGMM and a Triad Tactical stock pack would make your stock CTR a sub-MOA gun that fits you well.

I run a stock CTR 6.5 CM with a Triad Tactical stock pack and reloads and it shoots great. At 100 yards, it shot nearly as well with the Hornady 140 ELD-M factory ammo. Easily sub-MOA.
I tried some 168 Fed GMM today. Shot one group. Right at 3/4 MOA. Then it started raining so hard I couldn’t see my target. So I guess that’s good enough to say it’s shot 3/4 MOA every time I’ve shot FGMM.
 

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Tikka CTR into a T3 stock...

What do I need to know?

From my understanding:

-The CTR action and T3 action are the same inlet
-The CTR barrel is of course larger (light palma-ish)
-Using the T3 bottom metal and mags will require a magazine metal clip that the CTR does not have. And sources for this clip?

Anything else?

Trying to see if the CTR can lose a little weight using the lighter T3 stock, bottom metal, and mags.

The original T3 mag/plastic floorplate is very light compared to others.
I had weighed a few options a while back for the T3 223-308 range.



edi
 
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The original T3 mag/plastic floorplate is very light compared to others.
I had weighed a few options a while back for the T3 223-308 range.



edi
Are there any metal/better options for retaining the blind mag style of the factory magazine? I’m looking at a 7RM that I want to set up as a stalking gun
 
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Sorry, I should have been clearer in my comments. I’m also looking for a replacement magazine, preferably metal. Thanks for the links though.

I see that mountain tactical has billet mags for the long action. Has anyone had experience with these?

The other option could be to drop in a LA DBM and run the 3 round accurate-mag 300WM magazine as a work around. Would still be hanging out of the stock slightly.
 

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The original T3 mag/plastic floorplate is very light compared to others.
I had weighed a few options a while back for the T3 223-308 range.



edi
So switching from ctr to t3x lite saves 8 ounces.

Switching from ctr to atlasworx + md tac saves 2 ounces.
Atlasworx+ AI adds 5 ounces to ctr.

Take a dump before you go and you'd save more weight.
 

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The original T3 mag/plastic floorplate is very light compared to others.
I had weighed a few options a while back for the T3 223-308 range.



edi

This is a fantastic graphic. Thanks for putting this together. Confirmed what I thought - the T3 pieces are a decent amount lighter than the CTR pieces. I would guess the CTR stock is slightly heavier as well.

CTR barreled action into a T3 stock, using the T3 bottom metal might save 3/4 of a pound. Maybe a little more.
 
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What's with the pmags? They won't work with the krg chassis either

Are you taking about Magpul AICS mags or Magpul Pmags because there is a huge difference between the two. Pmags are meant for AR15/AR10 style rifles and can never work with Tikka's, let alone any other bolt action on the marker aside from Mossberg MVP, the newer Ruger American offering or the nasty Ruger Precision Rifle. Magpul AICS mags can only work with the Tikka action if you remove enough material on the feed lips to get them to seat far enough up for the bolt to reach the round.
 

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Are you taking about Magpul AICS mags or Magpul Pmags because there is a huge difference between the two. Pmags are meant for AR15/AR10 style rifles and can never work with Tikka's, let alone any other bolt action on the marker aside from Mossberg MVP, the newer Ruger American offering or the nasty Ruger Precision Rifle. Magpul AICS mags can only work with the Tikka action if you remove enough material on the feed lips to get them to seat far enough up for the bolt to reach the round.
Magpul aics
 

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Thank you guys for all the likes (y):love:.
Here´s few more pictures, maybe i should start to be camera trigger man, than rifle :ROFLMAO:.

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Viking -

Great looking pair of rifles, congrats!

I am very interested in picking up a Tikka CTR in 223 when/if they come out next year and I must ask:

How would you compare and contrast the two stocks? Bravo/MDT ESS? is either better for use in a particular application, (hunting, table top shooting, prone etc) and do you prefer one over the other?

I am 6'2" with a longish neck, maybe one would be the better fit and looking for clues.

Appreciate it and I would welcome others to share their thoughts on either chassis as well.
 
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Viking -

Great looking pair of rifles, congrats!

I am very interested in picking up a Tikka CTR in 223 when/if they come out next year and I must ask:

How would you compare and contrast the two stocks? Bravo/MDT ESS? is either better for use in a particular application, (hunting, table top shooting, prone etc) and do you prefer one over the other?

I am 6'2" with a longish neck, maybe one would be the better fit and looking for clues.

Appreciate it and I would welcome others to share their thoughts on either chassis as well.
Depend what you want and what you shoot?
MDT ESS is full alloy chassis, KRG Bravo has only alloy backbone, it is 3lbs lighter.
ESS has more adjustment in your fingers, Bravo does not.
If you like to shoot more AR style rifles, ESS is your choice, but if you are more familiar traditional bolt action guy, Bravo is better.
ESS is more versatile straight out of the package, but Bravo ain´t bad, and you are able to get folding stock for it later on, where has all the goodies, if you want to upgrade it.
Wont go wrong neither you ever choose.
I like them both, and when i got some more cash, i have a vision to get this folder, or fixed, i am not that keen on the folder, even though it is handy.
https://kineticresearchgroup.com/product/trg-stock/
 

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Just a solid low recoil plinking around rifle from a stable position such as tabletop. Maybe an occasional use in the field from a stand or sitting position.

Thank you for the feedback it is very helpful.
 
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Yes. The underside. Check out post 2290 on page 46.
I got them working in my LSS without much trouble. Most of my trimming was to the shoulder, where the wall transitions to the feed lips, adding a chamfer. I did have to take off a bit of the feed lips, mostly where they're thickest, but doesn't seem to be any issue, at least not yet.
 

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I got them working in my LSS without much trouble. Most of my trimming was to the shoulder, where the wall transitions to the feed lips, adding a chamfer. I did have to take off a bit of the feed lips, mostly where they're thickest, but doesn't seem to be any issue, at least not yet.
Krg specifically states the magpul aics mags won't work on their Bravo. I wonder why that ks
 

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I got them working in my LSS without much trouble. Most of my trimming was to the shoulder, where the wall transitions to the feed lips, adding a chamfer. I did have to take off a bit of the feed lips, mostly where they're thickest, but doesn't seem to be any issue, at least not yet.
Would you post pictures? Original vs modified? I think it'd help others understand what is going on.

My knowledge is partly based off reading this entire thread. Dont own a tikka yet.