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Old 11-15-2013, 09:44 PM
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Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

If I was going to go as far as taking off the factory barrel I would just screw on a custom barrel instead of re reaming the factory and reinstalling it, go with a 270 or 30-06 so you don't have to buy new mags. If it were me though I would just get 7 mag and call it good. There is a recoil difference but I bet you lined up a tikka 7mag and a Tikka 280ai it would be harder to tell than you think. I shoot a tikka t3 in 300wsm and it does jump when you let one go but it's a light gun so I expect that from it
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:47 AM
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Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

I am not speaking from experience here so take this with a grain of salt. The Tikka T3 in 7-08 I think comes with a 22 3/8" barrel or there a bouts, by the time you have the chamber redone and the barrel reinstalled, you are likely to lose a bit of length, probably end up around 22" I would think. I think the case capacity of the 280AI would benefit from a longer barrel, 24" would be my personal minimum here to take advantage of a higher volume of slower burning powder.

I had at one time two Remington 700 mountain rifles, one in 7-08 and the other in straight up 280. Beautiful rifles that carried well and shot accurately for what they were. Both shooting 140 Noslers over the crony they were with in 100 fps of each other, so yes you will have a velocity advantage over the 7-08, but I think that advantage will be minimal with that short barrel.

Again, I have no experience with the 280AI, just offering a thought…helping you cover all your bases. Good luck!
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:59 AM
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Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

Well I traded my rifle instead of selling it outright so this project is on the back burner for a while. But I was thinking the same thing with the short barrel. I had a guy tell me that he took a tikka in a 6.5x55 and reamed it out to a 6.5x284 and it shot lights out, so there are other options for my ultra light build in the future. Thanks for your advice.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:05 PM
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Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

-you will also have to change bolt stop
-7/08 is .451" at the shoulder, Ackley .457" and will not likely clean up on a rechamber
-284 win. is .472" and would work, will even fit 5 rounds in the 5 shot mag. which a mag. case will not
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:19 PM
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Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

Good to know
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:50 AM
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Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

What bullet? 280AI isn't going give you much under 140gr. Might as well stay 270.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:06 PM
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Re: Tikka T3 280AI project help

I've seen a couple of guys that have done exactly that with a tikka T3 and have been considering getting one myself.
They had great results, I have a link to their build somewhere...
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