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#7189574 - 06/05/18 06:02 PM Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed
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I’d like to see about finding a smith to rebarrel my 260 Tikka CTR to a shorter 6.5 Creed barrel. The purpose is for better handling in a blind hunting suppressed. With all due respect, I don’t care to hear all the opinions on why people wouldn’t. Just looking for someone good who does them. Thanks in advance.


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#7189748 - 06/05/18 08:13 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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I had Horizon Firearms rebarrel my Tikka 270 to 6.5 /284 and while it was there had them paint the stock and it looks like a custom build.... shoots like one too.
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#7189757 - 06/05/18 08:21 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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#7189795 - 06/05/18 09:04 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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Tony Trigger Time, Horizon or Scott Weichel would be the 3 I would be considering. Have watched some of Tony and Scotts work and both men know what they are doing.
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#7189814 - 06/05/18 09:19 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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Tony converted my 308 CTR to a 6.5 CM. Dang fine rifle.
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#7189817 - 06/05/18 09:24 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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IIf I could live with the 260 for a while, would also consider for a mostly huntign rifle cut the barrel down and thread it until it is shot out. Tikka CTR are generally pretty good shooters


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#7189848 - 06/05/18 09:46 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
IIf I could live with the 260 for a while, would also consider for a mostly huntign rifle cut the barrel down and thread it until it is shot out. Tikka CTR are generally pretty good shooters


^^100% agree.

Nothing wrong with the .260 Rem IF YOU ARE A HAND LOADER. And Tikka barrels shoot! It'll do what the 6.5 Creedmoor will do. Might take a tad more load tweaking to get there, but it'll get there. I put 2500 rounds through a .260 Rem, and when the barrel was solid, it was an extremely precise shooting cartridge, shooting the same bullet, at the same speed as a 6.5 Creedmoor.
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#7189872 - 06/05/18 10:24 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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I’d cut it down and keep chootin’!
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#7189946 - 06/06/18 06:36 AM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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#7190031 - 06/06/18 08:32 AM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: Wildcat1]
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#7190146 - 06/06/18 10:38 AM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
VarmintSniper30 Offline
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Registered: 03/30/11
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S&S precision in Denton rebarreled mine and my fathers Tikka and did an excellent job in a timely fashion . They do benchrest tactical and hunting rifles you can pull them up online or Facebook. Their references are superb.

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#7190186 - 06/06/18 11:23 AM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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Alamo Precision in Hurst does great work.

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#7190508 - 06/06/18 05:47 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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Isn't the 260 almost the same as 65cm?

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#7190584 - 06/06/18 07:16 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: garyrapp55]
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Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
Isn't the 260 almost the same as 65cm?


More than almost.

Shoots the same bullets at the same speed. Different case geometry, and the .260 needs a bit more powder IME. In the end, bith cartridges for me shot a 140 gr at 2800 fps. Take a .260 Rem 1400 yard DOPE chart, and use it for a 6.5 Creedmoor.
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#7190767 - 06/06/18 09:20 PM Re: Recommend someone rebarrel Tikka to 6.5 Creed [Re: RH11399]
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yeah, unless you just want to be able to get all the 6.5 ammo that is readily available I would just shorten the barrel.
Morgan at Class 3 Machining took my CTR 20" 308 down to 16 and threaded it, great work.
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