Carothers and Guns

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  1. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
    I’m not really sure? Can’t say I’ve tried.

    Were you able to find any info?
     
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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Online research actually shows mixed answers so I am not 100% certain at this point without my own trial and error. Best just to get another extra polymer magazine which is in the $40ish range online to have as extra since the rifle only comes with one mag from the factory.
     
  3. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I may be wrong but I believe Tikka makes an after market aluminum magazine in .223 and .308 that are really well liked from shooters I know.

    @Casinostocks
     
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  4. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
    Sorry for the delay, @Casinostocks, been working like crazy this week.

    Here is a side-by-side comparison of the Tikka T3X mag (.270 Win) and the steel CTR mag (6.5 Creedmoor).

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    I can’t see them being interchangeable without some serious modifications to your rifle....
     
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  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    No problem and I thank you for checking it out. Yes it appears that the mags are not interchangeable and although there may be some aftermarket 5 round polymer mags available, I'll just order an OEM 3 rds to have as a spare if/when I ever go on a hunt.

    I met the seller at my designated FFL yesterday, inspected the rifle as well as the constraints would allow; a busy shop well known in 'Diego community for their custom built AR-15s and being very tactically oriented, so now imagine two older goofy guys (me a shorter 5.9 on my best day and the seller an 8 feet tall giant) gumming up the counter with fondling a bolt-action hinting rifle doing paperwork for a measly $50 DROS! Anyway, from what I could inspect summarily so-far-so-good! The seller got paid and the rifle is now in the proverbial waiting period phase (the 10 days background check period endearingly known as the CA gun jail) till brother FBI green lights brother Matty (again!).

    The jesting aside, one thing which I discovered about these Tikkas which I guess I should've researched more prior to buying is that because of their 2 position safety, chambering rounds is only possible while the safety is in OFF mode. Welp, I have some minor reservations about this but I also completely understand this with rifles coming from a European design and build culture. That said, I am now much more cognizant that a relative novice ought to be quite careful and disciplined with this type of chambering methodology.
     
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  6. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    You’re welcome, sir. I think you’ll be pleased with your new Tikka. :)
     
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  7. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Tikka makes great rifles, I couldn't be happier with mine.
     
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  8. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    @Casinostocks also watch that safety if you’re carrying the rifle slung over your shoulder a lot or lashing it on and off a pack. I’ve noticed plenty of times that the safety was bumped off. Not sure if this has been addressed on the newer guns by making the safety spring stiffer. Mine flips off quite easy.
     
  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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    Eric was my partner-in-crime in this acquisition but then again Eric is my partner in any kinda crime which I can think of :p

    That one up there is one lethal weapon aimed at any deer out there who may wishes to lock horns with me; the Tikka ain't half bad either as a backup option :D
     
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  11. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Added Tikka's 5 x capacity mag, bit of a cheek riser to help out with the eye relief (still not quite there, but close!) Harris S-BRM bipod (Atlas too rich for my blood) and finally a Limbsaver butt pad which also helped just enough for the bolt to action clear all the way back without snagging onto the material :thumbsup:

    Oh, plus some super sexy CPK p*rn!

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