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  1. #1
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    Dec 2011

    Making Medium action length T3's into Big action length T3's

    Not the most correct way of explaining it I'm sure, but just wondering what the best way to modify the bolt stop of a medium action length T3 is. Is it worth grinding the existing stop back until it feeds from long action mags, or would buying a new stop proved to be less risky/just as economic?

    Who's done this?

    Also, is it possible to turn a medium action length mag into a long action mag - a la dremel?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    I've done it. Mine was not the hollow bolt stop that seems to be on the newer one. I did it to allow me to seat accubonds to the rifling in a .308. Then got a L/A mag. Cost me a whole $10 to have Nelson Collie of Status Guns do it.

    I did look into just buying one but Beretta only had S/A ones in the country and they were pretty pricey.

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    Dec 2011
    hey kitto,

    Im looking at doing this with my tikka also. Aparntly to use a dremel do grind back makes it easy as .... , but i don't have one so just goin to file it back. Pretty sure the bolt stops are $150 for a replacement.

    As for the mag I'm not real keen on chopping it incase I make a mess of it. How much is a mag? Or would it be cheaper to buy another rifle?

    Also who would know which mag I would need to buy to replace the SM I have in the wsm?

    cheers puku

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    The roo
    I shortened the bolt stop in mine,It is of the hollow variety.
    used a hack saw and then files to get it to the length I was after. then tigged a blob on the end and filed it to shape,
    just like a bought one. find a welding shop and get them to do it if you dont have access to a welder.(tig best for this fiddly stuff also wont heat up the bolt stop too much)

    I swapped the magazine for a long action mag when i bought the rifle too but found it didnt feed too flash so pulled the magazine apart
    and glued in a plastic block (nylon from memory) at the but of the mag which made it somewhere between a medium action and long action.
    my goal was to get the longer 140s hanging out of the case (.260) enough in order to fit in enough powder to get them moving.
    went 260 over 6.5x55 because I had lots of lapua 08 brass.
    now shes a great wee shooter.

    have taken deer to 500 yds
    and wallabys to 560 yds so far.
    just missed a wobbly at 750 the other day, was a shame.not for the wallaby though I spose.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Far North
    If you have the hollow version you will need a replacement, got mine off a guy on trade me that made copys of his standard LA one. cost me $60 from memory
    if your keen PM me and Ill track his email address down
    swapping them is pretty basic

  6. #6
    Member Meathunta's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    Thi smight clarify matters a little

    Tikka T3 Bolt throw - 24hourcampfire



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