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    What are you thoughts for my new rifle project.

    Hi guys, have just purchased a Tikka t3 .270 for a bit of a project (cheaper to keep me entertained on one gun than buy more)

    What are you opinions on bell and carlson stocks? what accuracy improvements if any do you get?

    Also seen a few people have the top of their receivers milled, has anybody on here had this done to theirs?

    Finally I have worked a deal for a Hardy can through a mate. It has to be a hardy but can't decided if the standard model is fine or to go for the stealth? slightly longer and heavier but maybe more noise reduction?

    Any advice would be great. Most of this stuff doesn't need to be done, but hell why not give it a go.
    Im putting my z5 swarovski on top using a greystone rail and leupold rings and fluting the bolt too.

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    Don't shorten your 270s barrel. Buy some ear plugs.
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    AI it!!! Then it'll be @BRADS approved

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    I wouldn't bother personal with a b&c stock. a bit heavier than standard and they don't make the gun shoot more accurately, but by all means get one cause they look good. you might be better off spending the extra money on a set of talley rings and epoxying them to the action and the rest on a decent scope.

    why does the suppressor have to be a hardy, id be talking to mr dpt

    as for receiver milling I can only assume this would be for weight loss and or ease of single loading

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    The BC stock would be last on the list too. Def want to put the suppressor on it to take the bark out of it. as for the hardy, A friend of a friend who's auntys friend shagged some guys step brothers mother. One of those situations. Anyway he has a couple he can free up to put on mine. Dpt was on my mind too. Don't need to spend too much more on a scope, already spent a pretty penny on my swarovski z5. As for milling, it must just be a weight saving operation, anyway a rail will be on top so that limits the ability to top load regardless.
    keep em coming.

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    i completely disagree re b an c and believe the priorities are wrong

    i have upgraded 2 of my rifles with b&c and they are much better than the standard.

    I have just finished first steps of my Tikka .270 modification

    B&C stock - much better, stiffer and no give around recoil lug, shoots firm of bipod small cost and real nice finish
    Sako optilock rings - spend the money dont fuck around with the other stuff, these are built specifically for the job and hold like shit to a blanket.
    Alutek Bottom metal and bolt shroud - Eh this one is just because the plastic was removed no real advantage but great parts and finishes it nicely
    Suppressor - Get a can but go for a small can, the durillium from Gworks is really good, for the .270 its really just the loud crack (which is significant) you need to dampen so small suppressor will be fine. i did not shorten my barrel, this dampening of the crack helps mask direction of the shot which is important when firing at multiple targets
    Scope - go for a good one however as its a .270 a better scope less zoom is better than a high zoom average scope 14 power is ideal as max zoom but make sure you have a 50mm obj

    Next steps im currently talking with GWorks

    Fluting - barrel and bolt, really just for porno factor as it adds nothing
    Shorten barrel - too long with suppressor, feels like a javlin, and for the .270 a slight loss in speed means jack shit
    trigger work - standard issue

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    a poorly chosen rail and ring combo will have your scope sitting high and then to balance this work on cheek position is important, dont rush it and make sure you try before you buy. optilocks come suited to the rifle.
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    If your definitely putting a cannon id chop to 20inch. First timers freak out and say oh I can do it later but it never happens and they are stuck with an unwieldy poor balanced pos. Ive had plenty.

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    Cheers for the input guys. I have decided just to do it all to be honest. never know if you don't try and i don't know when the money will be kicking around again.
    So the set up will be:
    Tikka t3 270 with:
    Bell and carlson stock
    hardy supressor (after looking at barrel length plus suppressor today ill have to cut a bit off as a shoot out of my truck a lot)
    optilock rings
    swarovski Z5 5-25x52 with ballistic turret (again i know i don't need that mag but got it dirt cheap in quick sale, don't have to use it all, plus it made my vx6 look rather average)

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    optilocs are great rings, I run them on my tikka

    I probably would go with talley lightweights next time round tho. optis are nicer, but far more expensive and heaver

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    mcche171 - great setup out of the blocks in my opinion it wont disappoint.

    Re weight - unless you give it a full weight loss program 1) mill action 2) Flute Bolt 3) Flute Barrel then lighten rings the weight savings wont even register and even then pretty muh.......

    Wow scope is porno however id bust a nut to get my hands on one of those!!!! high power ok as long as you have an option of 6x or less.

    Climbing the hill and blowing ya ass out - 200gms aint gunna prevent that from happening.
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    cheers, I'm not too worried about the weight on this one. I mean I'm probably carrying an extra 20kg so not worried about a few 100gs on the rifle.
    Yeh i love the scope. Went in to buy another vx6 and the guy said have you ever looked through one of these. Now to say i was ruined from that point is an under statement. I get an extra 10 minutes on the swarovski over my vx6 at dark.

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    Who are you sourcing your B&C through?

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    dead eye dicks seem to have them. pretty steep though ($600) does anyone know a cheaper alternative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    Yeh i love the scope. Went in to buy another vx6 and the guy said have you ever looked through one of these. Now to say i was ruined from that point is an under statement. I get an extra 10 minutes on the swarovski over my vx6 at dark.
    Yeah, Swarovski's are a noticeable step up against the leupolds
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