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  1. deerman

    Tikka T3 Lite bolt shroud wanted

    Thanks a lot, Eric. I will have a look at these.
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    5/8x24 Moderator

    I had one until last week and then decided to open up the bores to suit 6.5CM for a new rifle which came threaded 5/8x24. Suggest you get something with an M18x1 thread and get a thread adapter if you can't find one with a dedicated thread.
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    Tikka T3 Lite bolt shroud wanted

    Hi chaps, If anybody has one of these kicking about and wants to sell it, please let me know. Also, if you know of a good aftermarket replacement, I am also intered. The one on my .243 cracked for no apparent reason. Thanks in advance. Cheers, George
  4. Gents, I would like to add a Picatinny rail to my Sako 75 in .308. Any suggestions and opinions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. George
  5. Thank you guys! I found the adapter at the Rugby Gun Shop. They had a couple in stock. Regards, George
  6. Drivinfish, Can you share the name of the shop? Thanks, G
  7. Hi all, I am looking for a thread adapter to fit a moderator with an M18x1 thread to a rifle that has a 5/8 x24 muzzle thread. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Regards, George
  8. Hello gents, I have succumbed to temptation and added a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle to my small armoury. The rifle will be used primarily for deer, but I want to try out a bit of medium range plinking as well. What ingredients (brass, bullet, powder, primers, etc.) would you suggest I start with and what load recipe can you share? The rifle is a Christensen Arms USA, 24" barrel and 1:8 twist. Many thanks in advance. Best, George
  9. Good to see that the thread has picked up again after a lull. Thanks a lot to all those who have been sharing their views and experiences, which is invaluable to the uninitiated.
  10. Guys, Thank you for sharing your experiences and opinions. It is a real minefield for the uninitiated and your input is priceless. Many thanks and keep the thread going. Regards, George
  11. Hi all, Apologies in advance if this post is in the wrong place - moderators, please feel free to move it if needed. I am looking at having my trusty bog standard .243 Tikka T3 Lite re-barrelled and have a 6.5mm Creedmoor buit from scratch. Both rifles will be used for deer stalking and the occasional plinking. Can your share your experiences and opinions on the best barrels available on the market and lead times for components and build? I am in no major rush to have these done, but I also don't want to wait a very long time for components, build, etc. Look forward to having your input. Best, George
  12. Hi all, Can somebody help me with the recommended min/max loads for the above using Vihtavuori N160? Their literature and even app do not have information for the Sierra 100 SPT bullet. Would also appreciate any info on the Sierra 80 Gr SBT Blitz bullet with the same Vihtavuori N160. As I am a Mac OS user, the Quickload aoftware is not an option. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help. Best, George
  13. Please keep on sharing your views on the topic.
  14. Guys, Thank you very much for sharing your experiences so far. It is interesting to note that there appears to be no set protocol followed by most or all.
  15. Good evening, gents, After years of threatening to start loading my own rounds, I have finally put together a batch of reloads to test and would like to hear what the more experienced reloaders amongst yourselves consider as sensible time between shots when testing, say 25 test rounds, given the theory that you should try and shoot from a cold barrel as this is the most likely scenario you will be encountering when deer stalking. How long do you allow between rounds of same increment, and how long between different increments? The rifle in question is a bod-standard .243 Tikka T3 Lite with a light sporter barrel. Look forward to your considerations and advice. Best, George

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