New to Tikka, have a few questions…
Hello folks. New to tikka and this forum. Its nice to have a place dedicated to Tikkas.
Ive spent quite some time reading as many threads on here as I could to avoid asking duplicate questions so please forgive me if I do 🙂
I recently purchased a T3 CTR .308 (semi heavy barrel)
Ive decided to have a custom build around this barrel and action. I know these tikkas are magical out of the box but Ive never owned any type of custom rifle so what better time then now? 🙂 Im mainly a hunter and may dabble in long range stuff down the road. Im going to have a local custom shop do the work and they have quite a bit of experience with builds around the tikka action.
A few questions:
1) I ordered a manners mcs-eht tikka stock in december, manner says it is specifically for the t3 action. Im having it inleted for the CDI bottom metal. My question – are the “t3” and the “t3 ctr” actions the same? I ask because Ive read some conflicting info in the vast interwebs and I cant seem to get a clear answer. The Manners reps I talked to didn't have a clear answer either and they seemed to have little info about the T3 CTR with the semi heavy barrel.
2) segway into my second question is Manners had me take measurements with a caliper every 4 inches to obtain a barrel profile for the “semi heavy” barrel. This makes me nervous because the lead time is 6 months on the stock and Im not excited about the possibility of a goofed up stock after waiting 6 months. Does anyone have the exact barrel profile specs for the semi heavy barrel?
3) Ive ordered several items from the store here (great stuff!) but the Manners stock comes with the KRG lug. Any issues with this particular lug I should be aware of?
4) Bolt handle and knob. Like many I despise the plastic knob so Im going to replace it. I cant quite determine if the handle is threaded and can the knob come off? Id like to know before I try to do anything. If not Ive found a handle and knob I like from Glades Armory but I cannot get any response from them. Anybody have any experience with Glades Armory?
Ill stop there for now. Thanks for any help in advance.
Also, I will be looking to sell the stock, OEM bottom metal and the TRG mag once I receive my new stock. I have not fired the gun yet or even loaded the mag once.
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