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You need a FFP scope to train well😁

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4 hours ago, ejg223 said:

I recon I'll have a 6.5-20x50 Conquest left over to use on the T1X. Throw it in a lightweight tactical stock and start with off-hand practice in the garden. Handling & ergonomics will be the same as on my hunting rifles. The only reason I don't shoot 22's is because the stocks on my CZ's and scope height are all wrong, for me at least. Bit of ammo/load testing and off we go...

edi

So a couple of grand will make it a good rifle :)

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3 hours ago, Moorlander said:

So a couple of grand will make it a good rifle :)

Well the ergonomics are so much better for starters. No Open sights that foul with the scope bell, the bolt will in all likelihood clear a scope much better leading to a lower mounted scope. Trigger out the box much better.... and I can just drop it into my favourite T3 hunting or target stock and have a great trainer set-up. That is worth something to me. The CZ's will have to go, hardly use em anyway.

edi

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3 hours ago, gyr said:

You need a FFP scope to train well😁

You are right... just don't have one spare.:mellow:

edi

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Sounds nice. I have a 3-9x42 Zeiss already salted away for mine.  I have Burris 11mm rings on hand but might opt for the UTG  11mm to Weaver adapters and some Low Burris Z-Rings. I picked up one of the new MagPul bipods. Might mount that on the accessory beavertail foreend.~Andrew

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7 hours ago, ejg223 said:

.... and I can just drop it into my favourite T3 hunting or target stock and have a great trainer set-up. 

edi

Stock will require a little modification to fit i have found. 

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Depends on the stock.  The one we fitted needed nothing done and it was a factory bedded aftermarket stock.. Which part on your stock needed re-working?

edi

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The mag well didn't fit - slight mod required and easy fix. Also  no barrel support lug in aftermarket t3 so will be free floating?  And more  gap where a thinner t1x barrel enters the receiver. 

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I watched at least one vid where the owner dropped his T1X into his CF Tikka T3 (factory) stock with no issues whatsoever. ~Andrew

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I have seldom had a Boyds that did not need some tweaking. I have come to expect it.  Almost every stock they sell has the warning that 'some minor fitting required'. This is a quote from Boyds site regarding whether a stock from them requires fitting:  " However, due to variations in manufacturing, production processes and tolerances, some minor adjustments may be needed to achieve that perfect fit. Please consult a competent and qualified gunsmith if you need assistance."  It doesn't make Boyds a bad stock. They are just trying to make a price point. ~Andrew

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This piece of plastic in the factory t1x tuppaware fills the gap around the slimmer barrel and the barrel rests on it so must be a reason. How would you deal with this in aftermarket t3 stock? 

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I didn't see that part yet. Rifle will shoot the same if you toss that in the bin... meaning in aftermarket stocks it just won't be there...no harm. It is only a feature to satisfy the " narrow barrel channel gap = good rifle"

 In theory it would shoot just as well if you saw off the stock 5mm behind the recoil lug...

edi 

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What is a cheap looking synthetic stock? All non wood factory stocks look the same to me, be they Tikka, Remington, Ruger or otherwise. Let us know how it shoots, you lucky dog.~Andrew

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