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Unread 11-14-2013, 03:28 PM
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Tikka T3 280AI project help

So I am selling my full custom 260AI to free up some funds for other projects. I have been toying with the idea of building a 280AI out of a 7mm-08. From what I can see this should not be an issue with a good smith. Basically just ream it out to a 280AI. The main reason for building it on a Tikka T3 action is I can get a 7mm-08 with basically a long action since all Tikkas have the same action length. I would need to get a new mag, but besides that I should be golden, I think. Any pointer or anything I am missing? I am thinking about getting the super lite which weighs in less than 6 pounds. That would be the ultimate mountain rifle. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
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    Unread 11-14-2013, 04:39 PM
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    Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

    I had the same idea as you instead I bought a tikka stainless 7mm rem mag. Cost is whole lot less ammo is cheaper brass is easier to get.
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    Unread 11-14-2013, 04:56 PM
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    Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

    Ya but I hate magnums. Especially in a tikka. Without a break they are miserable to shoot.
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    Unread 11-14-2013, 09:57 PM
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    Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

    sissy
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    Unread 11-15-2013, 04:08 PM
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    Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

    Felt recoil won't be a very noticeable difference between the 280ai and 7mm rem mag. I can't tell a difference between a 270 win, a 30-06, or 7mm rem mag. You can put a decelerator or limbsaver on it too.
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    Unread 11-15-2013, 08:39 PM
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    To each his own. There is a huge difference between a .270 and 7 mag in felt recoil. If both guns were built the same, weighed the same, shot the same grain of bullet, the 7 mag is going to have more recoil. Guaranteed. But this is not the point of this thread. I am looking for advice from someone that has some experience with a conversion from a 7mm-08 to something else.
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    Unread 11-15-2013, 08:44 PM
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    Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

    I was kidding
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