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Old 06-19-2011, 04:41 PM
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Tikka 338 Edge?

So this is more of a initial inquizitive probe. I have a tikka t3 lite in 300wsm. I also recently got a rem 700 in 7 rem mag in an hs stock and set up pretty close to the way I like it. With these rounds so close to performance and I've never really been that happy with the tikka, I have had a thought. I would better off selling or building the tikka into something else but stock options have limited the tikka, manners seems like the only real other option. Then I see this stock option " XLR Industries | Tactical Innovation Redefined " So my big question is can you make the Tikka T3 using this xlr stock/chassis into a repeating 338 edge (hopefully actually the edge +P) and would it be worth it vs selling it off and starting with another action. The tikka wsm has the right bolt face and all tikkas are on long actions but long enough for the 338 edge? No matter what it will be a year or more till I can start on this project but was still trying to get a head start on what I want to do. Thanks
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:09 PM
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Re: Tikka 338 Edge?

It's nice owning and experimenting with various makes and models. Most of the usual models can be great shooters.

However, there is also a benefit to owning several rifles of the same make/model for exchanging parts such as triggers, bases, stocks, etc.

-- richard
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:25 PM
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Re: Tikka 338 Edge?

I looked into this one of my Tikkas about a year ago. The mag opening is large enough but the ejection port is too small to eject a loaded round using vlds.

If you are willing to modify the action, I bet it would be a great shooter!
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:46 PM
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Re: Tikka 338 Edge?

Any smiths reading this think they can make it work? The more I look at this the more it seems the tikka isn't really a good platform because the market is already pretty dominated
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:13 PM
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Re: Tikka 338 Edge?

Ok here's the gig on customizing a tikka. When u rebarrel it you have them put a remington style recoil lug on. Mcmillian and manners make stocks for them and at least with mcmillan you just have them inlet for a "holland" style recoil lug, And not the drop in L shaped recoil lug. I would say to make a 338 campfire (338-375 ruger) this would work with a 300 win mag magazine. Same ballistics as a 330 dakota. Make a google search for " tikka rem recoil lug" and you will see what I'm talking about. I'm having a tikka 595 done this way and it should be pretty good.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:53 AM
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Re: Tikka 338 Edge?

I built 2 t3 tikkas in 338 sin and I would say that is the largest cartridge you can do. We are getting the same ballistics from the sin as most get from the edges but has norma brass available.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:21 AM
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Re: Tikka 338 Edge?

I have been watching your 338 sin thread with interest thinking that it might be an option but who would have thought you work on Tikkas, cool thanks. What other work have you had to do to the actions, reusing or anything, and what accuracy have you been seeing? Thank you
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