customized tikka t3

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by beretta_man11, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. beretta_man11

    beretta_man11 Well-Known Member

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    I recently got my Tikka t3 back from Carl Kampfeld and man did he do an excelent job!
    I wanted to make my t3 in 308 as light as possible so i had him flute the bolt/barrel/cut 2" off the barrel and add a brake.
    I got the wild hair to modify the stock to shed some ounces as well. The factory tikka t3 stock weighed 1.8 pounds on my scale. I cut 2" off the forearm and shaved another 1/2" or so off where the barrel channel would be. (see pictures). I don't have the same scale at the house so i'm waiting to reweigh on the original scale. hopefully i'm close to the 1.25lbs.
    I did a krylon paint job that didn't turn out as well as i hoped so i will be redoing it soon.

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  2. Hntelk

    Hntelk Well-Known Member

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    Nice build...what was the final weight??
     

  3. TAC

    TAC Well-Known Member

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  4. 6.5shaggy

    6.5shaggy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. Tikkas are about as good as it gets, and you just made it better.