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Author Topic: New Tikka 308 hard chambering  (Read 229 times)

Greg

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New Tikka 308 hard chambering
« on: April 13, 2019, 11:13:21 AM »

This is obviously not a new subject I've seen several blogs about this, sending my new Tikka 308 back to Beretta for the second time for repairs due to excessive forced to lock the bolt down. Those of you that have had this problem what was the fix.


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mcase

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Re: New Tikka 308 hard chambering
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 08:58:07 PM »

This is the SECOND time?  What did they do the first time?   I am curious about the service they provide.   Until today I had been strongly endorsing Tikka to prospective buyers.    However, at the range today, the most experienced shooter I know  - a former Marine who hunts all over North America and who is meticulous about all aspect of shooting was trashing Tikka.  I own two and both are superb so I was intrigued.  Evidently  his first and only Tikka was a total bum shooter.  He tried to get his hopelessly inaccurate rifle corrected . The response he got from the dealer amounted to "drop dead".   This alarmed me.   I'm trying to get a sense of what kind of company I've been recommending to people.  Obviously they failed to correct your issue.   It sounds as if the head spacing is wrong.    Did you send it back again already?   If you still have it try a "go" head spacing gauge on it - maybe someone  you know has a one (they are about twenty bucks).  The reason I suggest this is that it takes the debate out of it.  If the "go" gauge won't go in and allow the chamber to close the head space is too tight - Period end of discussion.   if this is case either barrel is not chambered correctly or is too deeply engaged in the receiver either way its the manufacturer's problem - or should be.     Good Luck!
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JackEllis490

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Re: New Tikka 308 hard chambering
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 04:28:04 PM »

Question 1.  Are you shooting factory loads or hand loads?

Question 2.  If factory, are the cases new or previously fired?  I wasn't able to shoot PPU's .243 rounds in MY Tikka, probably because PPU appears to use previously fired cases and may not have sized them correctly.  Out of ten boxes, only a few rounds would chamber.

Question 3.  If hand loads, did you FL size the cases before loading them?  Do  you have a case comparator or other gauge to check fired cases?

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