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Im planning to buy a Tikka T3 Tactical, but the rifle has a weakness. The barrel/stock isnt that stabil. What should be done to prevent the point of aim from being changed.
Bedding ?
Aluminium pillar bedding ?
Somehow installing some sort of aluminum skeleton ?
If Aluminium pillar bedding, how should this be done one the stock in question ?
 

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Hum, I hope to be able to provide a better answer for you when I get one to do a thorough review on. It sounds like a good glass bedding would be in store, or perhaps going with a McMillan stock. But I'm not sure what isn't stable yet to provide a better suggestion.

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mele I should have pricing on the t3 next week, and I will try and work something up special for your review. I am writing down what I need cost on and faxing them out saturday, they will recieve it and hopefully I will get it back on tues, or wensday.. :D sniperdog
 

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Out of curiosity..anyone tried the T3 Varmint? It's supposedly a good alternative to the Tactical since it's got a just as good barrel and nearly the same stock at a much lower price.

If possible it would be neat to get a review of it along with the Tactical. Just to compare.
 

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Yes, the rifles are nearly the same. If I could get a 6.5x55 or .30-06 T3 varmint here in USA, I would review it instead of the tactical.... but our friends at Beretta have decided for us that we will only want the .308, .22-250 and .223 in varmint model. :x

I'm still not totally decided which model I will review.

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mele said:
Yes, the rifles are nearly the same. If I could get a 6.5x55 or .30-06 T3 varmint here in USA, I would review it instead of the tactical.... but our friends at Beretta have decided for us that we will only want the .308, .22-250 and .223 in varmint model. :x

I'm still not totally decided which model I will review.

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I just came from a local gun show where I saw a Tikka T3 Hunter in 6.5x55, this suprised me since I did not think we could get it in that calber here, so I went to the Tikka website and it says that rifle with that caliber is "For USA special order only", I went back twice to that table just to make sure I was reading it right. So I guess we CAN get them some how?
 

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From what i was told we can get the T3 hunter in 6.5x55, but the varmit and tactical are not available in 6.5 in the United states due to Berreta not importing that caliber. Dont understand it, but thats what the dealers tell me.
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Well I actualy went back to the show, and talked to the guy running the counter. He gave me a card with the shops number on it and told me to call and talk to the owner monday, he also said that they got the rifle from their normal distributor. Anyways I am actually hoping that they can get me the Battue for use as a hunting rifle. I'll report back later this week and give you guys an update.

Sorry for hijacking your thread Svinfylking :oops:
 

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my tikka review

Hello,

Svinfylking
you wrote :
The barrel/stock isnt that stabil.

here is my review on the Tikka T3 Varmit 308 cal.

The uncluttered, simple shape of the receiver makes it easy to machine to precise dimensions. It also makes it easy to manufacture the stock to similar dimensions, enhancing stock/receiver fit.


Part of the accuracy comes from the stiff, free-floating barrel. It also stems from the way Tikka beds the rifle. On the T3, the recoil lug is permanently embedded in the stock, with just its upper edge showing, and this edge fits into a groove on the receiver. It’s a variation on pillar bedding, and it ensures that the barreled action and the stock fit together precisely , when you slip the action in the stock it's a very tight fit .


All T3s are made on the same long action. T3s for short cartridges are fitted with a longer bolt stop so bolt throw is shorter. The T3 is offered in right hand versions only


The stock and the floorplate is made of a very "hard" synthetic. for a hunting rifle/varmit rifle it should perform well , for tactical or target / bench shooting i would like for the stock to be heavier as well as a thicker wider and stronger forend .


The T3's single stack synthetic magazine feeds cartridges straight into the chamber, smoothly and with complete reliability.

Here is a photo album of the action and the stock before i modified the stock , the forend of the stock has been filled with glass and a 3/8 SS rod
has been used the bipod has been moved back 2 inches and the stock has zero flex in it , ive taken it as far as i can . ive emailed McMillan Stocks
their reply to me was ::

Sorry, at this time we are not making any stocks for the Tikka T3. Just not enough requests yet to justify the $3000 to $4000 in software programming and tooling to do them.

so if Tikka owners want a McMillan we have to email them and let them know that there is a market for the Tikka stock as i would send them my rifle for the fitting as soon as it comes back from Ken Ferrell INC.

http://www.hunt101.com/showgallery.php? ... 02&cat=500

 

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TS2, Thanks for the info.

So, does everyone want me to review the Tactical or the Varmint? Either way it'll be .308

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whats the price difference between the two? i would say do the tactical ...but if theres a 900 dollar price difference, then the tactial might be a bit different in ways we dont know about yet.
 

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i say do the tactical then...
 

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tikka

Hello,

do the tactical with muzzle brake .
take the rifle apart post pics of the action / stock /adjustable cheek .
i would like to see what the difference is myself , if i didnt have a 20 inch LTR rifle i would of went with the shorter stick .

TS2
 

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I did notice that beretta is importing both the 20" and 24" versions of the tactical this year, but still no other calibers for the varmint.

MEL
 
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