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New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! #8602376 05/21/22 06:20 PM
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Finally got 98% of my parts in and get it together!! Bought a T3 lite 300WM for the base. I then picked up a 22” 6.5prc Proof Research carbon barrel and an M40 style Bell and Carlson stock. Had to do quite a bit of sanding on the front half of the barrel channel to fit and free float the barrel. A Mountain Tactical/Tikka Performance base (has a cool recoil lug built in to fit the tikka action) and leupold rings. Topped it off with a Leupold VX5 3-15x44 firedot. The cheap bipod was temporary and was re-homed. Not sure if I’ll run one or not since it’s a hunting gun and I primarily hunt out of blinds. The only thing I need, that I’m having a hard time finding, is a 5/8x24 shim kit so I can time my ASR muzzle brake and attach my suppressor that way. Then I can shoot it. Praying it groups as good as I want it to!!! Side note, if anyone has any use for a cheap Tikka stock and factory 300WM barrel let me know.

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Re: New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! [Re: TRoberts] #8602398 05/21/22 07:12 PM
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Looks great. Looking forward to a range report.


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Sounds like a nice stick Fitz.

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Fitz............. is right, ya know............
Re: New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! [Re: TRoberts] #8602400 05/21/22 07:15 PM
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Can you weigh it without bipod and let us know ?

Re: New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! [Re: TRoberts] #8602402 05/21/22 07:19 PM
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Very nice. I have a PR barrel on my AR10 in 308. Really trimmed some weight and super high quality.

Re: New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! [Re: TRoberts] #8602416 05/21/22 07:43 PM
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Very nice, indeed. I, too, am looking forward to range report. I betcha it shoots a good as it looks!

Re: New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! [Re: TRoberts] #8602422 05/21/22 07:46 PM
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Nice work sir

Re: New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! [Re: Brother in-law] #8602749 05/22/22 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
Can you weigh it without bipod and let us know ?


I will try to get a weight later today. I just have a regular home scale so it won’t be super accurate. I think it over weighs me by at least 30min hahahahahaha


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Glad to see you sold your Browning. Nice rifle build let us know how it shoots.


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Originally Posted by TRoberts
The only thing I need, that I’m having a hard time finding, is a 5/8x24 shim kit so I can time my ASR muzzle brake and attach my suppressor that way. Then I can shoot it.


I just bought a shim kit from Amazon by a company called Down Range. It comes with 4 small, 4 medium, and 1 large shims. Might give it a try

Re: New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! [Re: Brother in-law] #8604134 05/24/22 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
Can you weigh it without bipod and let us know ?


On a cheap bathroom scale it was 8.5lbs for the total rifle. I weighed myself and then weighed myself again holding the rifle.


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That’s a good weight

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Have you had any feeding problems since 6.5 PRC is a SA cartridge?

Re: New 6.5PRC Tikka build!! [Re: tenyearsgone] #8604695 05/25/22 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tenyearsgone
Have you had any feeding problems since 6.5 PRC is a SA cartridge?


I haven’t spent much time messing with it yet. It feeds ok from the 300WM magazine so far. I’m going to order a factory Tikka 6.5 prc 4rd mag anyway so that will clear anything up. All Tikka mags are the same as far as length goes. Since the 6.5 prc is a magnum sized case it just needs a slightly shorter magazine than the long action.


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