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Thread: Tikka T3xi .308

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    Tikka T3xi .308

    Hi. Am thinking of buying a new Tx3i Superlite. This comes with fluted barrel. I want to cut barrel to 18" and put DPT over barrel suppressor on. Has anyone had any experience doing this with the new model?

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    It will shoot as good as any tikka that came before it. Buy it and go hunting!

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    Cant see it being any different to a t3, go hard and personally id chop it shorter if it is a bush hunting rifle. An intro post would probably give people a better idea how to help also. Cheers

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    Yeah go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSA270 View Post
    Hi. Am thinking of buying a new Tx3i Superlite. This comes with fluted barrel. I want to cut barrel to 18" and put DPT over barrel suppressor on. Has anyone had any experience doing this with the new model?
    My best guess is that the depth of those factory flutes might prevent you from cutting a proper diameter thread on the shortened fluted barrel

    Have a good measure up before shortening that fluted tube.
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    @sambnz has a superlite in 308, chopped to 17" with a dpt on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    @sambnz has a superlite in 308, chopped to 17" with a dpt on it
    What thread ?

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    @Ryan_Songhurst I see you won a prize with Points South, nice one
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    Yep I've done this. 17" dpt in 308. 14x1 thread.


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    As posted somewhere else, 14x1 usually just clears the flutes on the tikka / sako barrels so you have a nice round thread.
    Occasionally , but rarely, one or two flutes might be slightly deeper than the rest, and their bottom radius show up on the top of the thread, but other than the aesthetic , the threads are still strong and functional and seal properly so that no gases flow back.

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    Thanks for all your input. Much appreciated. Will be a bit shorter than the Majestic .270 in the scrub. Will be buying soon then off to DPT for the chop. Cheers

 

 

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