6.5x284 built on Tikka T3 action

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Tikkamike, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Just before Christmas I picked up the rifle I had built for my dad. It is a 6.5x284 build on a Tikka T3 action. Here are the specs
    Left Handed Tikka T3 stainless action
    Lilja #3 finished at 27.5"
    Tubb Recoil Lug
    Pillar and Glass Bedded Helmick Stock.

    Helmick stocks come with a Tikka recoil lug bedded into them but I asked for mine with no lug and no lug inlet then had the smith inlet it for the remington style lug. It turned out very nicely.

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  2. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    That's good looking!
     

  3. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rifle Mike!

    We'll have to swap load data as i have a 6.5x284 barrel on the way for my savage action.
     
  4. TikkaShooters

    TikkaShooters Official LRH Sponsor

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    Hey Mike

    Pm me on this one. I'd like more info!
     
  5. goodooga

    goodooga New Member

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    Hi mike,
    Can you tell me which donor action you used. 30-06? I was wondering if tikka use the same bolt face for 6.5x55 as the .308 family.
    Also, have you had any feed problems from the magazine?
    Thanks
     
  6. elkoholic72

    elkoholic72 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Mike! I love my customized Tikkas sometimes more than my full customs. It is hard to beat the slick cycling of a Tikka or Sako action.
    Ben
     
  7. BRIT

    BRIT Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mike
    That is a very Handsome Rifle you have Sir. The Stock in particular appeals to me. Very impressed with your answer to the Recoil Lug used in the standard T3, I have not seen the Rem style Lug fitted to a Tikka before.
    I too am a Leftie and have a 6.5x284 built on an older Tikka 690 Action. I am using the 120 Grain Nosler BT with N165 Powder, Fed 210M Primer and Lapua Case. Mine is a .292 Neck as it was the only Reamer my smith had.

    Goodooga.

    I do not know if this helps at all but my Tikka 690 was a 6.5X55 when it came from the Factory and I had it Rebarrelled in 6.5x284 with no issues. The 284 case feeds fine from the Tikka Mag too.

    Brit.