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    tikka magazine modification question

    I have seated my tikka 260rem to far to fit in the mag, does any one have any links or anything to a d.i.y fix. Spent to much lately any advice is appreciated.

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    You can just cut out the inner web section. It will still feed fine with the now too short follower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Dicko View Post
    I have seated my tikka 260rem to far to fit in the mag, does any one have any links or anything to a d.i.y fix. Spent to much lately any advice is appreciated.
    See if someone will swap you in the buy, sell ,swap.
    You never know.
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    I guess you mean the projectile is seated too far out, you could reduce the oal to fit, try out a 6.5x55 mag it may give enough extra length, or bubba the follower as msl suggests

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    Pop off the bottom of the magazine. From memory you will see a couple, 4(?) small circles just above the base. Push the plugs in and take the bottom off. The. You will see the space in the rear of the magazine. Cut/dremel the spacer out and reassemble. If that sounds. Out hard then just buy a long one. Will need to get/change the bolt stop as well. I think Gunworks sell long ones.

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    As above, long bolt stop & a 270, 6.5x55 size mag works best if you want to save the work.
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    I came up with a new follower and spacer to lengthen 223 magazines, works really well and has the benefit of being able to single load also.
    Only reason I spent the time and effort doing this is because you can use the medium magazine (308,243 etc) for 223.

    For a 260 I would just go buy a longer magazine, heaps easier and will look better.
    Buy a longer one cheap from this (below) website and sell the shorter one here or on Trademe, then modify your bolt stop.

    https://tikkaperformance.com/index.p...tikka-magazine
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    I have made one for my 260 out of a long action 5 shot mag. Cut the follower and fitted a spacer made from nylon in the back and it works great with the med action bolt throw.

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    @Beetroot how did you modify the feed lips to hold the 223 rounds in the med length mag? The 223 mag has narrower feed lips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blair993 View Post
    @Beetroot how did you modify the feed lips to hold the 223 rounds in the med length mag? The 223 mag has narrower feed lips.
    @blair993 I modified the standard 223 magazine.
    Here's a thread I started with all the information about it, used it the other day without even realizing it was the modified magazine and if worked perfectly.

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....ine-mod-27848/

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    ok you had said you can use the med length mag for 223 and couldn't see how.
    "Only reason I spent the time and effort doing this is because you can use the medium magazine (308,243 etc) for 223. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Pop off the bottom of the magazine. From memory you will see a couple, 4(?) small circles just above the base. Push the plugs in and take the bottom off. The. You will see the space in the rear of the magazine. Cut/dremel the spacer out and reassemble. If that sounds. Out hard then just buy a long one. Will need to get/change the bolt stop as well. I think Gunworks sell long ones.
    cheers a, im a total tight arse that likes shiney things. i think i will give the dremel spacer a go . im a jack of all trades, master of one. worth a go i say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blair993 View Post
    I have made one for my 260 out of a long action 5 shot mag. Cut the follower and fitted a spacer made from nylon in the back and it works great with the med action bolt throw.
    i will try it cheers Blair. sick of single feeding already haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by blair993 View Post
    ok you had said you can use the med length mag for 223 and couldn't see how.
    "Only reason I spent the time and effort doing this is because you can use the medium magazine (308,243 etc) for 223. "
    Sorry, was meant to be Can't not Can.

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    @Beetroot lol. i was confused.Name:  IMG_20171030_210058.jpg
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    the long action on the rhs with the green nylon spacer is a 5 shot will still feed out of a med action and coal is longer than it needs to be. my 140eldms are about 71.58mm.
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