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    Posted: December/23/2011 at 20:15

Found a Tikka T3 stainless 6.5x55 NIB . Overpaid a little but I had to have it . I ordered a tan Bell and Carlson medalist stock for it (which has an integrated recoil lug built into the aluminum bedding block BTW). And I went with Luepold standard bases and rings and put my 4200 2.5-10x40 firefly scope on it. Haven't shot it yet but I am fired up. I will try to put some pic's up after x-mas !!



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Sounds like it outta get the job done. Congrats.
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Nice. Waiting patiently for some pictures.
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 Any idea what she weighs?
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Very nice! Good looking setup.
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Thanks. I thought it turned out well. Not sure on the wieght but I will see if I can weigh it before too long. I think I read that the Medalist stock would add almost 1/2# so it would put the rifle still just under 7#. I would guess that the whole package is right under 8# or right at 8#. But it would be interesting to see, it feels great though/very well balanced and comfortable. If it shoots good, my Cooper might see very little hunting action anymore. Big Grin
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What barrel contour is that, and what length?  Eight lbs isn't too bad.  
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It a standard/factory barrel, not sure what their contour is. Factory they weigh 6 3/16# and have a 22 7/16" barrel. The BC stock should add 1/2# and the scope weighs 1#. Should put it right at 7.8# + rings and bases.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bitterroot Bulls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/27/2011 at 21:09
Nice looking rig!
 
I recently found a Savage 111 w/ accutrigger in 7mag for a price I could not pass up.  I believe a Bell and Carlson will be going on it as well.  How did the fitting go with it?  I was unaware they were making stocks for the Tikka now.
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I didn't know they were making them until recently. It's the only reason I bought another T3 lite. I didn't like the stock on my previous one and sold the gun. I liked everything but the stock. So when I saw the BC stocks for them and ran across a 6.5x55(what I really really wanted).......I had to get them.
 
It fits great. I had to wiggle a little to get the recoil lug to seat, then it bolted right up. I checked it with a dollar bill and it cleared easy all the way to the chamber.
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Great looking rig, Sir! 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Great looking rig, Sir! 
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Broke it in tonight.......doe at 125yrds with a Win 140 sp. She ran about 50yrds with the biggest bloodtrail I have seen in a while. Exit wound was literally big enough to put my fist in ! I shot Federal fusions in my last 6.5X55  but never got an exit like this and this was just a lung/ribcage shot!
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Try the Hornady 129g SST in that little lady and I bet you'll love it.
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nice!
it's the first Tikka pic I have seen in a BC stock
 
The Nosler 280AI I have uses one, it's a nice stock
 
That's a nice setup man!
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Near a year later how are you liking this setup???

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Very sharp looking setup.
Tikkas in imo are very good shooters partly due to their light weight I have a. 308 and .260 both with lightened stock - w/scope and all come in at just over 6 pounds. Both well under 1/2 moa with the .308 slightly the better.
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Nice! That B&C stock is a significant upgrade over the OEM stock!

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Nice! That B&C stock is a significant upgrade over the OEM stock!



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I love it ! I received a Tikka oversized bolt knob today, that I will put on it. My son killed the biggest whitetail in the family with it this year. I shot a cull buck that flipped backwards and looked like it had been struck with lightning when it hit the ground and started quivering.
Really like it so much I am looking into reloading supplies and may start off as a complete novice on this caliber/gun. If I can get some 130's into the 2800-2900 range.............I will be a happy camper! 
Got some extra cash coming in off a job/wife radar...........looking at a Leica ER 2.5-10X42 #1 pretty hard for it ! But can't complain, the 4200 has done all I have asked !!!
 
It is ssssooo much easier on the shoulder than my .30-06 and with good shots, drops deer just as quick !


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Very Nice Rig CBM, and great choice in caliber and optics too! Excellent
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