6.5-284 build (pain in my a$$ stock)

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Backcountry_IDN, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Well, she's somewhat finished.

    I'll probably wait till next year to upgrade the stock, due to me not finding one I really care for. And price of new one. But she started out as a ttkka .243 and is now a 6.5-284 topped with a vx5hd, warne low rings, and a night force 20moa base

    Barrel is an xcaliber 26inch 1:7 6groove #3 contour

    Now.... before we start critiquing my "professional,"new barrel contour inlet...I just want you to know, I already know lol...also pain in my a$$.

    But I do want to thank livetohunt for his input and help on advice while I did this.

    The heavy Sporter barrel is a tad bigger than their standard so I had to mill down the barrel channel a bit.

    I first started (not thinking how hard it would be) with a block of 1"x5/8" wood wrapped with 150grit sand paper. I hand sanded for over an hour. Hands were cramping, but it was doing the job. Not very fast though.

    So then I went to cal ranch, picked up a few grinder bits for my drill. I used each one to grind down the edges and even part of the block down in. In the picture it doesn't look the prettiest by all means but, it's still sturdy as was before. I took my file to the edges to kick off any excess plastic. Then took some sand paper and hand sanded smooth.

    I'll be bedding the action sometime this weekend.

    Going to be loading 143eldx with RL19 and see how fast we can get her.
     

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  2. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    Looks good. It's a tool not a beauty contestant!

    Steve
     
  3. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Haha thank you! I wsw told the same thing!
     
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  5. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Looks good! I have a Tikka varmint in 22-250 with its factory stock. It shoots great.
     
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  6. Idaho Lefty

    Idaho Lefty Well-Known Member

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    My .270 WSM, T3 Tikka SS Lite shoots great, too ! Make sure the recoil lug, is STEEL and in the slot, tightly and the Barrel is free floated from, the Shank forward ( ours were touching barrel sides when, New). When Glass Bedding, I ALWAYS bed the Shank almost to the Radius to help "support", the barrel. Torque carefully and shoot it ! My sons 7mm-08 T3X, shoots about, 1/2 MOA or less and mine averages, 3/4 MOA ( but I'm old LOL !) Despite all, the so called, "Tupperware, Naysayers", the factory stocked, Tikka's,.. SHOOT,.. well, with minor adjustments !
     
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  7. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Yea I checked. Not much flex at all. I didn't have to shave much either. Went from a factory .635 to a .670. had to mostly takeoff by the shank
     
  8. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Tikkas shoot great! My next rifle will be another tikka
     
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