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rudynix

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Tikka T3 Varmint in XLR Chassis
« on: January 13, 2012, 08:47:44 PM »

Finished up my Tikka build and am quite happy with the results!  I'm still doing load development, but shot some of my reloads I had left over before making the chassis swap.  It's amazing how much better and comfortable it is to shoot now.  Groups have definitely improved.  The loads I shot where made with Hornady 75gr HPBT bullets, 22 gr of H335 and CCI small rifle primers.  COAL was the maximum that the stock Tikka magazine could hold.  I'm going to change to Varget powder and 75gr Amax bullets with Remington 7 1/2 primers for my load development, mainly because the H335 is quite dirty and temperature sensitive.

Tikka T3 Varmint 223 Remington
HSS Bolt Shroud and Oversize Bolt Knob
Vortex Viper PST FFP 6-24x50mm mil/mil
AI Integrated 30mm Scope Rings w/18 MOA Slope
GG&G Extreme Duty Bipod
TAB Gear Sling w/Flush Cups
XLR Industries Evolution Chassis w/14 Inch Hand-Guard and Tactical Butt Stock
XLR Industries Picatinny Rail Kit
XLR Industries Benchrest Plate
XLR Industries Picatinny Sling Mount
AI Detachable Magazine
Ace AR-15 Compact Receiver Block
Ace Push Button Folder Mechanism
Ace AR-15 Stock Adapter



















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Re: Tikka T3 Varmint in XLR Chassis
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 10:05:37 AM »

Very neat looking rig, Rudy. Will you post the links to the chassis and other parts you added?
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rudynix

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Re: Tikka T3 Varmint in XLR Chassis
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 11:49:02 AM »

Very neat looking rig, Rudy. Will you post the links to the chassis and other parts you added?
I got the chassis from Kyle at XLR Industries http://www.xlrindustries.com/
The bolt knob and shroud I got from Hinterland Shooter's Supply http://www.hss.net.au/index.php?cPath=118&osCsid=c6c3342083a5ded82c57683d6e254115
The bipod I got from GG& G http://www.gggaz.com/
The folder mechanism I got from Mississippi Auto Arms, though XLR Industries does offer a folder for their chassis.  I opted for the pushbutton folder, so therefore added it on after I got the chassis. http://www.mississippiautoarms.com/
The integrated scope mount and rings I got from here http://store.accuracyinternationalsrt.com/categories/AI-Scope-Mounts/
The scope can be had from various dealers on the Internet.  I just did a search on it and found a place that had it in stock at a sale price.

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Re: Tikka T3 Varmint in XLR Chassis
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 03:00:30 PM »

Thanks rudy. What are your thoughts on the 12" vs 14" handguard?

I see the only weak link in the whole system being the folding stock (maybe I'm wrong). But, it wouldn't affect accuracy. If I go this route--and I prob will--I'll get the Tac stock w/o folding option.

Thanks again for posting. I've been looking at chassis', but didn't know this one was out there!
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Re: Tikka T3 Varmint in XLR Chassis
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 04:42:05 PM »

Thanks rudy. What are your thoughts on the 12" vs 14" handguard?

I see the only weak link in the whole system being the folding stock (maybe I'm wrong). But, it wouldn't affect accuracy. If I go this route--and I prob will--I'll get the Tac stock w/o folding option.

Thanks again for posting. I've been looking at chassis', but didn't know this one was out there!

I think the only time I would consider the 12" handguard, if I had a short barrel.  I bought the chassis without the folder, but installed the push button folder from Ace as an after thought.  With the folder option, I am able to transport it in a compact case.  I really don't see a weakness in the folder other than the small amount of play that it has.  I have not seen any change in accuracy since installing it.  I am very happy with this chassis. I think that no matter what chassis you decide on, it will be an improvement over the plastic stock these rifles come with.
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Re: Tikka T3 Varmint in XLR Chassis
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 07:36:37 PM »

How much does the system weigh?
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Re: Tikka T3 Varmint in XLR Chassis
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 03:05:11 PM »

I love the XLR Chassis. Definitely in my plans for next year.
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Re: Tikka T3 Varmint in XLR Chassis
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 12:14:04 AM »

Like something out of an assassin movie, very clean
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