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Thread: Fluting a factory Tikka barrel? Anyone had it done

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    Fluting a factory Tikka barrel? Anyone had it done

    Looking to buy another rifle, no real reason other than I want to and I want a magnum. I'm cack handed, which raises my main issue.

    I want the rifle to be as light as possible - which would mean a synthetic stocked fluted barrel would be logical. And I want a magnum calibre - which means the hunter with fluted barrel is no longer an option.

    Tikka bring out left hand in a hunter model - wood/stainless/fluted barrel - in non magnum calibers (nice rifle, had one in 308), or one with synthetic/stainless/standard profile barrel - with magnum calibres 7mm rem mag and 300 win mag.

    I'd prefer a factory rifle don't want to spend $$$ building up something to suit.

    Has anyone fluted a factory Tikka barrel, and who did it?

    Alternatively, has anyone got a left hand, light weight stainless synthetic magnum calibred rifle sitting around they might sell for a reasonable price?

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    I have had a tikka barrel fluted by Robbie at Gunworks and he did a great job. No concerns with it or him.
    I'm sure there is someone with a standard magnum tikka stock who would like a wood one. So you could buy the factory flute and do a stock swap. That way it's all still standard

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    +1 Gunworks. Had a few done. No changes except to weight..

    My latest now superlight fluted barrel , bolt, machined receiver, shortened, Hardy Can
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    I have had a tikka barrel fluted by Robbie at Gunworks and he did a great job. No concerns with it or him.
    I'm sure there is someone with a standard magnum tikka stock who would like a wood one. So you could buy the factory flute and do a stock swap. That way it's all still standard
    Yeah this crossed my mind, but then the wood stainless versions don't come in magnums.
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    i thought tikka stocks were the same no matter what the caliber ?? or any i mistaken?
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    Im getting one of these in 7RM possibly today im very excited I see they do a left handed model...could be an option for you. http://www.sauer.de/en/products/bolt.../features.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    i thought tikka stocks were the same no matter what the caliber ?? or any i mistaken?
    Yeh but fluted/left hand actions are only available off the shelf in a wooden stock, and aren't in magnum calibres. The stainless/synthetic/left hand models are available in magnum calibres, but not with a fluted barrel. I want a left hand rifle, with a fluted barrel, in a magnum calibre.
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    Why don't you just buy this? Or do they not come in left hand?

    https://www.huntingandfishing.co.nz/...ire-rifle.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    Im getting one of these in 7RM possibly today im very excited I see they do a left handed model...could be an option for you. http://www.sauer.de/en/products/bolt.../features.html
    Yeah I have been watching them. Who are you going to get yours through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    Why don't you just buy this? Or do they not come in left hand?

    https://www.huntingandfishing.co.nz/...ire-rifle.html
    Nah they don't bring them in in left hand! Crazy huh.
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    Could probably retrain myself to just shoot right-handed after shooting left-handed for over 20 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    +1 Gunworks. Had a few done. No changes except to weight..

    My latest now superlight fluted barrel , bolt, machined receiver, shortened, Hardy Can
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    Thanks mate, I'll give them a call this avo.
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    Dpt does barrel fluting, same pricing I believe , based in Hamilton if that is handier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Dpt does barrel fluting, same pricing I believe , based in Hamilton if that is handier?
    Thanks. Chch is closer
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Could probably retrain myself to just shoot right-handed after shooting left-handed for over 20 years!

    Not as hard as it sounds, or just shoot right handed guns left handed like I do. Works great from a bipod or rest because you have the right hand free to work the bolt

 

 

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