keep tikkas or sell/trade for custom

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  1. joshb

    joshb Gold $$ Contributor

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    You could rebarrel one of yours for about $600. I like Light Varmint or Medium Palma profile. Thst adds some weight.
     
  2. baredog

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    that is barrel and gunsmith charges or you buy blank and he does rest of work or just order shouldered barrel
     
  3. 300_whisper

    300_whisper Silver $$ Contributor

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    $600 should be for everything. My smith to rebarrel (purchase the blank), chamber, true a Rem 700, install, do whatever else is $750.

    You shouldn’t have to true a tikka. They are normally pretty straight out of the box.
     
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  4. dthomas

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    In f class you have ftr which is 223 or 308 and f open is anything else. I would suggest going to a match and talking to some people about equipment before spending money. Most would be happy to help you get started.
     
  5. joshb

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    That's the total cost of barrel and smithing work, as of summer 2019. Not sure if Bob has upped his time costs. You really should call him. I can say, with every fiber of my being, you will never deal with a nicer , more talented and knowledgeable guy! Tell him Josh Boucher sent you. He' ll probably grumble a little!;)
    I usually order my barrel at Bugholes and have it shipped direct to Bob. Saves shipping costs.
     
  6. diego-ted

    diego-ted Silver $$ Contributor

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    This Tikka can hang at a 1000 yards. 6.5x47
     

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  7. baredog

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    thanks for all the help josh if i sell one ill let you know
     
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  8. baredog

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    ted that rifle is a beauty 1000yards i cant imagine
     
  9. msalm

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    I've rebarreled a half dozen Tikka t3's and also two of the older models. All of them without exception shot incredibly well afterwards. Very straight forward action to rebarrel and the results are to expectation.
     
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  10. diego-ted

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    thx:)
     
  11. joshb

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    I'll dig thru my safe and see what I have that I might let go. What Tikkas do you have??o_O
     
  12. baredog

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    t3 stainless 223,t3 stainless 22-250,t3 hunter 260 rem and t3 30-06
     
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  13. joshb

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    Are those all "lite" versions ? Any Varmint barrels?
     
  14. baredog

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    no i wish they were wanted to upgrade stock but if i did for sporter barrel then purchased barrel and got thicker barrel would have to replace stock again or channel out if possible
     
  15. joshb

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    OK then. Send that 22-250 to Bob for a 6br. Remington varmint or medium palma in 8 twist.
     
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