6.5 PRC Tikka custom

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 284saum, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. 284saum

    284saum Well-Known Member

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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?)
     
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  2. machoking

    machoking Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.
     
  4. jotrot

    jotrot Well-Known Member

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    very nice
     
  5. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    If tikka offered just the actions for sale with the trigger for $500 it would be a game changer.
     
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  6. hometownhero

    hometownhero Well-Known Member

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    How does it feed?
     
  7. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    Badass, not surprised though!
    Gotta love those Tikka actions#
     
  8. 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?
     
  9. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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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
     
  10. 284saum

    284saum Well-Known Member

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    Feeds good, no problems

    the donor was a 338wm, no mods done to the action or magazine. It is glass bedded. The barrel install was done by gunsmith
     
  11. 8andbait

    8andbait Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  12. 284saum

    284saum Well-Known Member

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    obviously moderate pressures if the pockets are lasting that long!!! Hopefully Lapua makes some PRC brass someday too
     
  13. 284saum

    284saum Well-Known Member

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    Update, 54.6grs RL26 / 143gr ELD-X = 2927 fps @ -2c
     
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  14. arich

    arich Member

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    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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