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Old 12-03-2014, 3:27 PM
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Default Comparison of SAKO TRG vs Tikka T3

Just wanted to share some pics of the similarities between my sako TRG and tikka t3. All I can say is the TRG is a tikka t3 on steroids. I have no issues with a reverse recoil lug configuration. The main thing different about the stocks is the TRG has an aluminum chassis and a third hole in front of the trigger like the older pre 64 winchester model 70.


Title should be TRG vs. Tikka T3.

Bottomline: i would not hesitate to build a custom rifle off the T3 action.

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Old 12-04-2014, 12:48 AM
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Also those guys at Berreta need to lay off the loctite. The factory 0 MOA rail had tons of loctite on the bottom of it. I had to heat it with a propane torch to scrap it off so i can put a 20 MOA rail on it.

This (T3) rifle is so overlooked. it has all bells and whistles you'd want after you have modified the Remington 700 extensively.
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Yeah if I can do it all over again, would've gotten a t3 with heavy barrel, and a KRG whiskey 3 stock and called it
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Do both actions feel pretty similar?
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And shoot about the same? (sorry not sure how to edit via mobile site)
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Isnt the TRG a 60 deg bolt throw?

And the t3 a 90?
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Isnt the TRG a 60 deg bolt throw?

And the t3 a 90?
You sir, are correct. They have different bolt lifts/throws.

I was hoping they'd both be equally buttery smooth and a pleasure to handle. Still have not played with a Sako bolt.
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Old 12-04-2014, 7:58 PM
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Tikka T3 is a 70 degree bolt throw - two lugs.
The TRG is a 60 degree bolt throw, - 3 lugs. Both equally "buttery smooth". I'm amazed at how well machined the T3 action is. AR15 barrels measured it out and said it didn't need truing.

i'll post more pictures. In the meantime here is my T3 with a Bartlein barrel in 300 Win Mag. With the brake, it shoots lighter than a un-braked 308.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...9#post15269169


I'd say they both shoot the same, but different leagues. The 300 Win Mag and 308 Win vs. the 338 Lapua is like an El Camino vs. a full size F-350. Much more muscle and thump.
The problem is KRG doesn't make a long action stock for the T3. Craig as PDC Custom is making a custom chassis run, if you guys are interested. I have a Remington 700 long action stock from him.

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The problem is KRG doesn't make a long action stock for the T3.

This is confusing.
I thought all Tikka T3's were long actions.

Is the KRG chassis only available for short AICS magazines?
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Yes, the T3 are "long actions" and the bolt stop determines the bolt travel for all cartridges from .204 to .300WM, etc.

But...the KRG chassis will only accept short action calibers due to magazine designs, etc.

I have owned a TRG-22 and many T3's. We built quite a few rifles using the T3 action and I think out of something like 20 builds, we only cleaned up ONE action face. And really we probably did not even need to that.

My last Tikka build was in KRG chassis and was chambered in 6.5X47 and was a great shooter.

The T3 is way under rated as a basis for a custom build IMHO.
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The Fins really make great rifles, but they keep you guessing. Some of those T3's in the heavy varmint or tactical from a couple years back were AMAZING, but the models with the really good barrels seem to have ceased from import. .

And, watch out for the accessories...ouch, they can get expensive!
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The same reasons you outline here are why I bought my 2 Tikka Mastersporter %95's for the price of a Remington 700 they were way ahead in quality, options, and accuracy. Love my Tikkas.
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KRG tells me the AI magazines are too long to fit in the T3. However CDI makes a bottom metal and I have no problem running the 300 win mag. After discussion with Craig at PDC custom he feels that the trigger will need some machining for clearance. Something around 0.1 inches removed. Maybe even the rear of the receiver may need a light machining. I guess most vendors want to sell a drop in part.


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Trakker asked me to post up some pictures of my Tikka's and /or the ones we built.

Top pic is a .223 with Reodale Precision bottom metal, bolt shroud, and bolt handle.

2nd pic is a couple of Tactical models....the one with the Ops Inc brake (stainless brake) is in .223 and the other in .308.

3rd pic is my old coyote blaster....243 with a 16 1/2" barrel and Vias brake.

4th pic has some of the long ranger hunter rigs we put together. Featuring CDI bottom metal and 26" barrels with Chipley Arms brakes. These were all done in various WSM calibers.

5th pic Tactical model in .223

6th pic is of my old 6.5X47 in a KRG chassis setup for 1000 & 600 yard benchrest.

Last pic is of my old TRG-22, a .223 Lite and .243 Lite with 16 1/2" barrel.















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