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Can't bed a Tikka T3 ????????????

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Unread 02-06-2008, 07:00 PM
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Can't bed a Tikka T3 ????????????

A local gunsmith told me it wasn't needed because of where the recoil lug is located and it can't get any better than it already is. Has anyone has there T3 bedded? I can't believe this would be true. Mine is a synthetic stock of course. If you have pics that would be great. Thanks
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Unread 02-06-2008, 07:21 PM
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Very good question. I have two and was going to bed them this summer. Can't wait to see the responses.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 07:28 PM
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Any gun can be bedded and most all ebnifit from bedding especialy piller bedding if you take the actionout of the stock at all for cleaning.

I've never looked at a T3 but I'm sure the bedding issues can't be any worse than a damn Ruger 77 MK-II.
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Unread 02-07-2008, 04:45 AM
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The Tikka T3s have the recoil lug installed into the stock, rather than fastened to the barreled action. Puts a different twist on bedding an action.
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Unread 02-07-2008, 10:30 AM
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either way , unless its a very tight mechanical fit it can baenift from bedding , jst the same way that remington 700's do from bedding into a stock that has an aluminum block cut to fit the action.

BUT , like I said I'd have to look at it and see exactly how its all mated together.

I saw a prototype action once that had two recoil lugs that were also the enlarged section for the action screws , they were shapped like a male cone that fit into a female cone inleted into an aluminum bedding block in the stock , once the action was snugged down their was no way for action to move in any direction and it also allowed for a much larger action screw to be used.
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Unread 02-07-2008, 07:48 PM
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Mine shoots 1/4" - I don't need it bedded. (nt)

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Unread 02-08-2008, 12:53 AM
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I to believe that all rifles/pistols benefit from bedding.

If an action can move, it will move (a variation of murffys law)
and bedding is one way of preventing this.

Most of the stocks I use have some type of bedding system installed
in them. But they all seam to benefit from a good bedding job.

I have never tryed to bed a Tikka but it has to have something to
hold it to the stock and this is the aera that I would look at to
bed .

Bedding also helps to keep the zero if you have to take it out of
the stock to cleen and oil as long as you torque it the same each

But if it shoots good bedding is not needed if you don't take it in
and out of the stock.

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