I'm patiently watching things unfold also. I was close to having Bighorn Sales bring me in a batch back in January, but with regulation changes scheduled for March, I held off. What's another month now. I hope it all works out in the end though. These bullets are top of my mono list to try.
This is my "smidge more" measurement. I can't do pics like Jon though.
Sauer magazine (A) internal length is ~ 3.390"
Sauer magazine (D) internal length is ~ 2.860"
Tikka magazine internal length is ~ 3.375"
I believe that would be the longest Sauer magazine (stamped A). Good for the 7mm Rem...
I forgot the top load feature. Use it, but didn't put it on the plus side for Sauer.
I think I mentioned it before. But only doing a re-barrel for a WildCat cartridge, SAUM which seems to feed fine from the stock 7mm rem mag with length to spare.
I agree ... Tikka vs Sauer.
Doing a WildCat build off the Sauer 100 platform.
I have being working both over lately and the Sauer has won:
Magazine works as good, or better, plus it's a flush mount.
Action is as smooth or better, plus 3 lug.
Trigger is better from factory.
Right on. Have you done one? My gunsmith hasn't worked on any of these before so he's not sure what he's up against. The some what conflicting reports of "press" vs "thread" barrel and the breech ring are top of the list. Regardless I said I'd be the Guinea pig. If it pans out I'll be keeping...
Nice shooting. I really enjoy these rifles also. Sending one to my gunsmith shortly to see if I can use it as a donor. If it doesn't qualify I'll have to settle on a T3X donor.
I'm all but convinced I'm in the same boat with the same rifle.
I'll agree with the previous positive statements and say the bolts in these (60* throw) are great and the trigger is awesome too. Down fall for me is the lack of aftermarket goodies. Grind to fit Limbsaver, and modified forend for Picatinny rail on mine. So far nothing just 'bolts on'. Internal...
Seekins rail (as mentioned above, comes with sling attachment) and Tee nuts with Socket Head Cap screws. I believe the 2" rail fits a curved forend and the 2.5" and 3" are flat. Should probably double check models though.
So I'm getting close cutting steel on one these. I was just wondering if there were any updates out there from current owners...
Basics of my build will be a Tikka T3X donor sporting a new 23" Benchmark barrel with 8.5 twist.
Any luck with the heavies in your new rig? What speed did your...
Does anyone know if this can be done (barrel set back and reamed out) with a Tikka T3/T3X? They seem short shanked to start with... Donor chamber/barrel would be a 338 win mag. Or is a new barrel going to be required?
Edit post to clarify question.