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

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Tikka Lover, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Tikka Lover

    Tikka Lover <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

    Feb 2, 2008
    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
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    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.

  3. long ranger

    long ranger Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2002
    Compared to a Ruger the Tikka is 3 steps worse!!
    There is no real recoil lug, just a chunk of 1/4" aluminum flatbar that sits in the stock and engages into the action just under 1/8".
    Pillers are a waste of time as on the plastic stocked models the trigger gard is part of the stock. Getting epoxy to stick to the tupperware stock is difficult as well.
    I have done a few of them, but have not found the improvement in accuracy to be worthwhile. Bedding a 700 or most other rifles will get you a considerable change in group size, this does not seem to be the case with the Tikka rifles.