New budget - light LR rifle with Pictures.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Topshot, Nov 19, 2009.


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  1. darrindlh

    darrindlh Well-Known Member

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    Topshot,
    Nice looking rig. It is going to be one heck of a LRH

    Darrin
     
  2. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    hekin.

    The rail enables me to change scopes at will and add accessories like ACI indicators etc. It also gives a much larger range of possition to mount the scope for correct eye relief depending on the build of the shooter.
    If I wanted to use this rifle, I could take the scope off and move it forward a bit to suit my build and not have to worry about the scope setting changing much.

    I have not put the rifle on the scales but the Tikka rifle plus scope and mounts would weigh about 8lb at the most. It is quite light.

    We are still working up a load for this particular rifle. I started off with a load of 69gn AR2209 or H4350 and a Hornady 225gn SP bullet. This is a light load that has worked well in my .338WM Browning BAR before it was confiscated by the ban on semi auto's down here in Aus. It is also a light load in my .338WM Sako.

    One problem that I have identified with the Tikka is that the box magazine is a lot shorter than my Sako L61 with the drop floor plate. This means that I can not use ammo made up for the Sako in the Tikka as it is too long for the magazine.

    The throat of the Tikka is a lot shorter also, but this is probably due to the Sako having had a few thousand rounds put through it and some throat errosion.

    My hot, long range load for the Sako with a 250 gn Hornady BTHP match projectile is no good for the Tikka due to pressure and case OAL requirements, so I will have to come up with another long range load for the Tikka. Been thinking about either the Hornady SST or Nosler AB.
     
  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    +1

    By the way, you are gonna ruin those white socks walking around outside in them![​IMG]
     
  4. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Hey Topshot

    Nice looking rifle.

    After you have shot with the scope awhile and have done some dialing maybe you could post back and give an update of what you think of it especially the adjustments. I would appreciate that if you find time.

    I like the weight, the size the low profile turrets and the power range. I have never heard of Clearidge Optics. Thanks for posting.
     
  5. hekin.308

    hekin.308 Member

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    Interesting.. Where can one get such a rail?? Thanks!
     
  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    ebay, Midway, SWFA, etc., or order from manufacturerer, or maybe your local gun store.
     
  7. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    :D
    Ha, Ha,.....They are my sons hairy legs. He works as a builders apprentice and is out in the sun all day long with work boots on. You end up with brown legs and white feet. They probably stink too!:D
     
  8. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    Topshot, that's a nice looking setup. I'll keep an eye for your updates on the scope.