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Thread: Oh shit I did it, bought a Tikka T3X Super Varmint 223 Bolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by munch520 View Post
    Fantastic, looks like everything you need but still very lightweight.

    I know their heavier cal barrels are slower, have you had this on the chrono yet?
    I have not taken possession. Probably two weeks out.
    I just hope it runs hotter than my 5R , time will tell.
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    I thought the rail was built into the gun, but I am learning it is not. Is there any particular rail for the Tikka that I should be looking for? 20-30-40 MOA at a minimum.

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    Very nice PB!

    Not an expert on the T3...or the T1x by a longshot. I am currently building a T1x chassis gun though (first chassis gun for me and I went a little nuts on this and can't go back..lol), researching what shooters use, I see Mountain Tactical and Area 419 mentioned a lot. I personally went with the Area 419, but it seems that the popular opinion is you can't go wrong with either.

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    If we can get a good load with a heavy bullet, I'd like to try shooting this gun at 1 mile. On mild wind days, we can get 5.56 to 1300 yards, but the mile would be a challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    I thought the rail was built into the gun, but I am learning it is not. Is there any particular rail for the Tikka that I should be looking for? 20-30-40 MOA at a minimum.

    PB

    Tikka is a pretty commonly supported model so lots of companies there. I agree on Area 419 as a solid option.

    If you want to look at replacing the stock later, then chassis systems are available from all the big players, with my favorites being MDT and KRG. Manners also supports if you like the more traditional look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrigandTwoFour View Post
    Tikka is a pretty commonly supported model so lots of companies there. I agree on Area 419 as a solid option.

    If you want to look at replacing the stock later, then chassis systems are available from all the big players, with my favorites being MDT and KRG. Manners also supports if you like the more traditional look.
    Thanks, I do prefer the more traditional stocks which is why I am hoping this one works out. Manners is not a bad idea.

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    Great purchase! Ive got a T3 in .223 in a KRG, and while I enjoy it, I do sometimes wish for a more traditional stock as well. I like this Super Varmint in theory, hope to get hands on one, one day.

    I havent shot Tikkas 2 stage trigger, but a cheap spring and a Sterk swept bolt is (for me) the two steps to make the Tikkas just about perfect.

    Looking forward to the "review" and shooting details!

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    Iím super curious about the measurement to the lands and OAL. Iíve always wanted to buy a bolt gun in 223 to shoot 90gr but never quite got around to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_chupo_ View Post
    Great purchase! Ive got a T3 in .223 in a KRG, and while I enjoy it, I do sometimes wish for a more traditional stock as well. I like this Super Varmint in theory, hope to get hands on one, one day.

    I havent shot Tikkas 2 stage trigger, but a cheap spring and a Sterk swept bolt is (for me) the two steps to make the Tikkas just about perfect.

    Looking forward to the "review" and shooting details!
    I too hope the two stage trigger is great. I shoot a lot of precision with my SSA in gas guns so maybe it will be ok. We will see.

    PB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    Iím super curious about the measurement to the lands and OAL. Iíve always wanted to buy a bolt gun in 223 to shoot 90gr but never quite got around to it.
    We shot 80 grain bullets in the 5R but always have to single feed them. I doubt it we will be able to mag feed if we can shoot at all.

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