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Thread: How many rounds is a Tikka action good for?

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    How many rounds is a Tikka action good for?

    There has been much discussion on barrel life, my question is: How many barrel changes / total rounds is an action and bolt good for?

    My T3 sporter is a target workhorse and is halfway through its second barrel.

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    Sounds like you might be the man to tell us sometime soon haha

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    I doubt you would ever wear out a bolt action. You would just need to occasionally replace a broken extractor/firing pin and springs.
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    My 6.5 is halfway through its third and going strong so dont really know if you will ever wear the action out

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    The only time you wear it out is if the primary extraction cam or any high wear pins and the like suffers wear or damage. Then there is the abuse, too many hot rounds or pressures on the limit of the design strength - or errors in design or heat treatment that allow lug fracture or setback...

    Very hard to wear one out just by shooting it, lack of maintenance and damage usually do it sooner.

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    That is good news. Ive not really seen many custom actions about. Keen to know if anyone has ever upgraded and found any dramatic changes in accuracy

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    Easiest and most common way to stuff a tikka is too replace the factory barrel with a nz made CF wrapped barrel like so many seem to do......
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    I know a gunsmith who worked on a Tikka that was destroyed by over pressure loads. These were worked up by a supposed commercial expert who then handed the ammo and formular to an unsusspecting customer. The bolt lugs had been driven back into the reciever causing cronic headspace problems. The reciever had stress cracks and had to be junked. Would this had been an issue in another brand of firearm I don't know. I know another shooter who had the same issue to a lesser extent when a hot batch of ADI AR2209 caught him out. There was a lot of machining involved to fix things up this rifle was also a Tikka.

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    Yeah gotta have the hottest load around. Best gunsmith is one who understands physics. LOL.

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    I believe the life expectancy of a T3 in 7mm08 is directly related to the amount of Latte spilt on it while the owner strokes it.
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    As an aside, my ‘smith in the US has done hundreds of builds on Tikka actions. He told me that he has tested many and never found one that needed truing. His opinion is that any ‘Smith who does it is taking money for something that doesn’t need to be done.
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    Mine needed trueing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Easiest and most common way to stuff a tikka is too replace the factory barrel with a nz made CF wrapped barrel like so many seem to do......
    I hope you dont have a business in NZ selling manufactured goods.
    There are way more carbon wrapped barrels that shoot than ones that dont.
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    oh shit...here we go again......handbags at five paces.....
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    I'd say you'd have an opinion on it if yours happened to be the one that didn't shoot haha.
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