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    Tikka AICS bottom metal

    Hi all,
    Toying with the idea of using AICS mags in my Tikka, wanting to see what may be out there in way of bottom metal and magazines.
    Will be a 260 so need a DBM suitable for that.

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    You got another stock inletted for AICS bottom metal? Or a chassis that uses AICS mags?

    I could sell you a Tikka CTR than would sort out your requirements... It's a 6.5, just not a 260...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    You got another stock inletted for AICS bottom metal? Or a chassis that uses AICS mags?

    I could sell you a Tikka CTR than would sort out your requirements... It's a 6.5, just not a 260...

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    Sorry you've kinda lost me there.

    You can buy a replacement bottom metal that fits a standard Tikka stock so you can use ACIS pattern magazines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    Sorry you've kinda lost me there.

    You can buy a replacement bottom metal that fits a standard Tikka stock so you can use ACIS pattern magazines.
    Maybe I've missed something, but all the bottom metal that I have seen that's capable of running AICS mags requires inletting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    Maybe I've missed something, but all the bottom metal that I have seen that's capable of running AICS mags requires inletting.
    He is right.
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    Yea, I recently looked into getting bottom metal for my Tikka T3X and as Claw and 300BLK said, it will require inletting. Shouldn’t be too hard to do, however most places recommend your gunsmith does it for you.

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    Check out tikkaperformance.com, there was one on trade me a few weeks back, bottom metal & 5 shot mag went for $250.

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    Is that a CTR action? Doesn't appear to be a CTR bolt (they are coated black and have an oversized bolt handle). I could be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that the mag cutout in the bottom of the action is different for the CTR compared to normal T3/T3X due to the mag width?

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    Both 10 shot mags. CTR top and an Accurate Mag AICS pattern mag bottom. The CTR mag would be my first choice due to the much shorter length. It is harder to load than the AM, but feeds extremely smoothly

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    Slightly more mag length in the AM, but bugger all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by optio View Post
    Check out tikkaperformance.com, there was one on trade me a few weeks back, bottom metal & 5 shot mag went for $250.
    +1.. I have a Tikka Performance AICS bottom metal that takes AICS mags for my 7RM Tikka. No inletting required. It just dropped straight in.

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    Hard to tell from the TM pics if the bolt shroud is the metal one ..... maybe to get it fluted they loose the black coating on the bolt.
    It also doesnt show the other side of the action.... that would clear it up pretty quick.

    There was a 260 tikka on TM a while back but it ended up being a T3X stock with a T3 rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post

    Saw that, seems like a good deal for someone doing a Tikka build.

    I'm wanting to try the AICS mags with my standard stock, with the thought of maybe going a chassis later.

 

 

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