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Thread: The hybrid bolt action rifle concept

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    I do a lot of long range hunting, as well as PRS competitive shooting, and I really like the idea of a hybrid type gun. My competition gun in 6x47 Lapua is pretty heavy, and so is my hunting gun in 7mm Rem Mag, so i've been looking at doing a hybrid for a lighter weight gun i can hike/hunt with, that still gives me the long range advantages.

    I think the perfect hybrid gun would be a 6.5 PRC in a Manners Elite Carbon Folding Stock with a Sendero cut Proof Research Carbon Barrel. The stock and barrel are both around 3.5 lbs, so you'd probably come in around 9lbs ish with the action/trigger etc. And if you wanted a less expensive stock, you could go with the KRG Bravo Chassis which is about $1k less than the Manners.

    The 6.5 PRC is a round that will take most game, but that's not too big or expensive to load that you can't target/competition shoot with it, and also has decent barrel life, and not much recoil.
    Last edited by B Cart; 08-01-19 at 14:40.

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    I totally get this, but I disagree with the Tikka CTR not fitting the role. I absolutely bought mine with this in mind. And just an FYI, if anybody agrees with me and wants a Tikka, for this month only, there is a $75 rebate on all T3X’s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrflyer View Post
    I totally get this, but I disagree with the Tikka CTR not fitting the role. I absolutely bought mine with this in mind. And just an FYI, if anybody agrees with me and wants a Tikka, for this month only, there is a $75 rebate on all T3X’s.
    Totally agree (though I'd put the CTR in a slightly different category as in my OP), the CTR is a great rifle and can be used in this hybrid role, esp if you don't need to shoot a lot of long strings. If it were available to get a CTR in a Lefthand 6.5 CM (they aren't available here in CONUS), I'd have been all over it long ago as I really like the "light tactical rifle" concept.

    Here's a cool thing that I've seen some folks do with a CTR to use it in a multi-purpose (shall we say, "hybrid"?? :-) ) role vs having to buy 2 rifles, 2 scopes, etc:

    * Hunting/LTR rifle. Upgrade the factory stock with AICS bottom metal (like this one), so you can use compatible mags from other rifles and your chassis.
    * Range/comps rifle. Add an AICS compatible chassis for Tikka T3. There are a ton out there for RH shooters, my fave candidates in order would be: XLR Industries Carbon, MDT LSS XL, KRG Bravo.

    IMHO, for a RH shooter, Tikka CTR is one of the most interesting and useful multi-purpose rifles out there, esp if you set it up something like this.

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    I'm using my CTR as a hybrid also, in the original stock. It's a legit 3/4 minute gun for 10 shot strings. So I'm not willing to trade the weight for an add'l 1/4 minute. Especially when I consider that it damn near one-holes 3-shot groups and clovers 5-shot groups (moot from field positions). It's a great gun, and is so good it has dislodged my beautiful CZ550FS from the stand.
    Last edited by Intransigent; 08-09-19 at 07:14.

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    I have a cunning plan to make a .223 Lee Enfield Jungle carbine ! I'm presently getting all the parts together, I just need to get hold of a flash hider which is not easy in Canada... I have all the other parts needed.

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