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Thread: Tikka 223 youth gun

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    Tikka 223 youth gun

    Iíve been offered an ok ish deal on a 223 but itís 1:12 twist and not a great deal

    Anyone got a 223 tikka they are keen to sell?
    1:8 twist preferred

    In Canterbury would be great

    Iím going to chop the stock for the kids so rough is fine.

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    I know you said T3, but check out the howa mini 223, great for kids, shoots as good as a t3, lighter with a shorter length of pull.

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    A mate bought the youth project I did a while back. He could be tempted to sell it.

    It's a .223 fast twist barrel with a short stock as seen in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUFiDYYpyIk&t=234s let me know if you're interested.

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    SlimeySquirrels mate was not impressed at the idea of selling and said rude things to me

    So... the hunt continues

    Last try before I agree to inflated prices and a 1:12 twist

    Thanks for the suggestion to try a howa mini, will look into that too
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    I was looking for the same thing 12mths ago.
    Got a reasonable second hand t3 with 1:12 twist. Picked up a new stainless 1:8 twist barrell for 200. Swapped it over, shortened barrel and fluted it.
    To be fair the 1:12 shot 65gn just as accurately ast the 8 twist and was a bit quicker with full lemgth barrel

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    Not a Tikka but a complete pretty light recoil package - - willing to talk about a off TM deal if it helps https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Lis...?id=1954806167

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    I would've thought $1500 with decent scope and excellent suppressor was a bloody good deal. How much are you wanting to spend?

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    Thanks for all the suggestions here!

    I’ve bought the 1:12 tikka. Really wanted stainless and I have a spare stock to chop up
    Thanks @GDR for the advice on 65 gr in a 1:12. That sounds good enough for me!

    Have done some quick searches for loads but and links to threads or recipes?
    Is the belmont 65gr stuff good in these rifles?

    Again, thanks for the help getting this sorted for my kids!

 

 

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