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Thread: Tikka T3 SS Superlight - Pimped

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    Tikka T3 SS Superlight - Pimped

    Tikka TS SS Superlight .223 REM

    Purchased in the US with a factory fluted barrel

    I added:
    Bolt fluting
    Bell and Carlson Medalist stock
    Warne Maxima SS rings
    Leupold VX1 3-9x40 LR duplex scope
    New bolt handle with oversized knob
    Steel bolt shroud

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    I have no idea how this shoots because I have been catching up at work after a month down South over Christmas and New Year !!
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    Looks pretty nice

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    its upside down! its not really a tikka anymore tho is it?

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    There is a common saying over here.
    You can put lipstick and a dress on a pig . . . . but it is still a pig !

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiinSeattle View Post
    There is a common saying over here.
    You can put lipstick and a dress on a pig . . . . but it is still a pig !
    She made a real good breakfast the morning after though....... Sheep, pigs, they all love the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    She made a real good breakfast the morning after though....... Sheep, pigs, they all love the same.
    Spoken like a true Kiwi
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    was pissing me off
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    VX1?

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    Thanks Timmay.

    "Anti-gravity mode disabled".

    That bolt handle looks pretty robust, good grip in an oil spill. Love the look of bolt fluting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiinSeattle View Post
    There is a common saying over here.
    You can put lipstick and a dress on a pig . . . . but it is still a pig !
    I'll bet that pig shot MOA easily even before the mods though! Seems almost all the T3's do straight out of the box. They may not be expensive or to everyone's tastes but they're functional and damn accurate!
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    Looks cool.

    I've been toying with making something similar in .223 as my main work rifle is shot out and long overdue for replacement. Only thing I don't like about the tikka is that you can't top load bullets inot the mag and the flush fitting mags don't hold enough (bullets)...but maybe some time on the milling machine could fix this issue by installing a rem700 BDL type mag box?

    Q: Whats it weigh as you have it set up? Does the B&C stock add weight, or reduce weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post

    Q: Whats it weigh as you have it set up? Does the B&C stock add weight, or reduce weight?

    kj
    The BC stocks are heavier than original but its actually a good thing as it tightens the whole gun up it certainly made this gun a heap more accurate and reduced felt recoil some as well.

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    4.2 or 4.3 Kgs without Bi Pod so manage to carry.
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    Some specs:
    T3 Superlight - ex factory 5lbs 13oz / 2.64kg (per the MFR tag)
    B&C stock 34oz / 965g
    Factory stock 25oz / 720g

    The B&C stock adds 9oz / 255g approx.

    My pimped T3 as pictured 7lb 8oz / 3.4kg

    The scope is a Leupold VX1 newer model with finger adjustable turrets in lieu of the older slot type that required a coin or screw driver. Looks like the same turrets as the Redfield Revolution that is made by Leupold in the US - not to be confused with the Redfield Revenge that are made somewhere else.

    I won't claim these weights are exact. I used an inexpensive kitchen scale !
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiinSeattle View Post
    Some specs:
    T3 Superlight - ex factory 5lbs 13oz / 2.64kg (per the MFR tag)
    B&C stock 34oz / 965g
    Factory stock 25oz / 720g

    The B&C stock adds 9oz / 255g approx.

    My pimped T3 as pictured 7lb 8oz / 3.4kg

    The scope is a Leupold VX1 newer model with finger adjustable turrets in lieu of the older slot type that required a coin or screw driver. Looks like the same turrets as the Redfield Revolution that is made by Leupold in the US - not to be confused with the Redfield Revenge that are made somewhere else.

    I won't claim these weights are exact. I used an inexpensive kitchen scale !
    Is the bolt fluting done simply to reduce weight or what other benefits does that offer ? Your gun looks awesome too !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Is the bolt fluting done simply to reduce weight or what other benefits does that offer ? Your gun looks awesome too !!!
    The bolt fluting may have taken a few grams off but there is no practical reason. Put it down to vanity. Some will also say that the fluting will trap dust and debris. A valid point but I have no plans to take this one (.223 REM) into the bush so I am not too concerned. Thanks for the comments.

 

 

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