6.5 PRC Tikka custom

284saum

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Got it all together and on paper today.

Tikka T3x long action
Benchmark 24" 1:8 twist barrel
McMillan Sako Compact stock (80% black 20% white)

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Fired four 3 shot groups and average group was 0.64moa. Load was a 143gr ELD-X over 53.7grs RL26. Avg speed was 2865 fps. Probably 4 grains under max (3075 fps?)
 

machoking

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You probably have a lot more speed to play with, I can hit that with my .260. Brand new barrel is probably slow as well.
 

davsco

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hey a lefty!! wow that looks real nice, and nice shooting too!

so a dumb, naive, ignorant question - removing the tikka and installing the benchmark barrel - what all is involved. i've swapped out triggers on ar's and 700's, built (assembled) an ar-15 lower from parts, and other minor stuff. is this diy or is a gunsmith required?

also what if any bedding, fitting or the like is/was necessary? did you swap barrels and just drop in the new stock?

what caliber was the stock tikka? any bolt or other work/mods needed for the PRC?
 

Aoudad shooter1975

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Sweet! Like the lefty! Waiting on my PRC...I did not want to jack with the build--let Alamo presision rifles do the build-- they have had it close to 6 months...last build they will get from me...not the best experience glad it's shooting good

Ed
 

284saum

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How does it feed?

Feeds good, no problems

hey a lefty!! wow that looks real nice, and nice shooting too!

so a dumb, naive, ignorant question - removing the tikka and installing the benchmark barrel - what all is involved. i've swapped out triggers on ar's and 700's, built (assembled) an ar-15 lower from parts, and other minor stuff. is this diy or is a gunsmith required?

also what if any bedding, fitting or the like is/was necessary? did you swap barrels and just drop in the new stock?

what caliber was the stock tikka? any bolt or other work/mods needed for the PRC?

the donor was a 338wm, no mods done to the action or magazine. It is glass bedded. The barrel install was done by gunsmith
 

8andbait

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Very nice, one of my friends is building one on a lefty tikka.
I shoot 56.2 RL26 with the 147's at 2990 fps and 58 H1000 with the 143's at 2970 both sub .5 moa loads out of a 24" havak.

I fired and reloaded one piece of hornady brass 13 times and the primer is still tight.
 

284saum

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obviously moderate pressures if the pockets are lasting that long!!! Hopefully Lapua makes some PRC brass someday too
 

arich

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If tikka offered just the actions for sale with the trigger for $500 it would be a game changer.
Just bought a t3 lite 300wm display model off euro optic for $519. went with a 27" K&P light Palma. At SSG now getting put together.
T3 feeds great and plenty of room for 150,156s in mag.
 
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