Tikka T3lite replacement stocks


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TexasPatriot.308
July 24, 2010, 02:12 PM
a couple of years ago I got me a T3 lite stainless in 6.5 x 55 and I love this rifle and the round, a real tack driver. recently looked into getting a wood stock to replace the synthetic one that came with it, cheapest I could find was $370 and cant seem to find anymore listings, that is more than half of what I paid for the rifle. I know their replacement mags are espensive, but cant figure out why other rifle stocks can be had for the $100 range. maybe should have bought me one with a wood stock to begin with. done checked out Stockystocks, Boyds etc. any input?

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MIL-DOT
July 24, 2010, 02:31 PM
CDNN had some Tikka wood stocks pretty cheap in a recent catalogue.

Here it is, ( $69 !!! ) obviously you'd want to double check for compatibility,though.......
http://www.cdnninvestments.com/tit3chwastne.html

viking499
July 24, 2010, 03:25 PM
After reading this, I called CDNN. The guy told me that they have original Tikka replacement wood stocks. Not aftermarket stocks. He also said they are not seconds or blems. He said that they would fit any Tikka T3. All Tikka actions are the same, they just use "spacers" in their mags. These stocks should fit anything from a 204 to a 338.

They had 30 regular stocks and 1 high grade stock on hand. They now only have 30 reg stocks left. For $20 more, I thought I would try the high grade. Figured my stainless swede deserves the best. :D If I like the stock, I may order a reg stock for my wifes 243.

Will ship Monday, should be here by the end of the week. Will let you know how it looks when it gets here.

TexasPatriot.308
July 24, 2010, 03:37 PM
just wondering if any difference in the T3 and T3 lite? also is he 6.5 considered a long action, seems like it would be to me, but not for sure.

MIL-DOT
July 24, 2010, 03:39 PM
" I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith :D

viking499
July 24, 2010, 03:42 PM
Lite has a synthetic stock. 6.5 is long. All T3 actions should be the same length. Only the mags are different.

MIL-DOT
July 24, 2010, 04:27 PM
Just a heads-up, looking through the paper catalogue a few minutes ago, I noticed the ad says these are only to be used for floorplate models,not magazine-fed models.

TexasPatriot.308
July 24, 2010, 04:38 PM
rules me out

viking499
July 24, 2010, 04:43 PM
The sales man never said that.......better call back.

viking499
July 24, 2010, 04:57 PM
Must be closed, could not get a hold of anyone. Will call Monday morning. The website does not say anything about floor plate or magazine.

When did the T3 have a floorplate?
Wonder if it can be converted to a magazine?

viking499
July 24, 2010, 05:08 PM
Just found this.....

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/4263727/1

Might just ride it out and see what happens..........

viking499
July 29, 2010, 01:07 PM
Just got my CDNN stock and already swapped it out. Fits like a glove:D Looks really nice too. Will post picks just as soon as I get a chance to take them.

viking499
July 29, 2010, 11:55 PM
Forgot the before pics because I was wanting to put the stock on. So, I took "before" pics of my wife's 243. Only difference is that she has the factory silver rings and I have Warne rings. I like the wood. Might order one for the 243.........

hoghunting
July 30, 2010, 02:37 AM
So what about the magazine?

TexasPatriot.308
July 30, 2010, 03:43 AM
was that a T3 hunter or T3 lite stainless? like I said I have the 6.5 Swede T3lite. your stock looks great, just dont want to waste money on something that wont work for me.

viking499
July 30, 2010, 08:09 AM
Hog: Magazine goes in the hole, just didn't put it in. Stock is made for Tikka T3 bottom plastic. CDNN did a terrible job describing what they have.

My gun is a T3 Lite Stainless. Toook the plastic off and put the wood on. Fit perfect. Added swivels and butt pad and I am ready to go to the woods.

rbernie
July 30, 2010, 10:05 AM
Looks nice. Is there a change in the rifle's balance or feel?

viking499
July 30, 2010, 11:50 AM
Thanks. I have noticed a hair more weight, but balance is still good. I like the feel a lot better so far.

Fumbler
July 31, 2010, 01:49 AM
Aww man that's a new wood stock for just a little bit more than the cost of a new mag.
I'm gonna have to get one for my T3 Lite.

To answer a couple of questions...
-The T3 Lite is the same thing as the T3 Hunter except that the Lite is synthetic and the Hunter is wood.
-All T3 actions are the same. They are all "long" actions. T3s chambered in shorter cartridges have magazines with spacers and the bolt stop is longer, meaning the bolt throw is the appropriate length for the shorter cartridges.

viking499
July 31, 2010, 11:59 PM
Reckon which will last longer for the same money, the wood stock or the plastic magazine??

45crittergitter
August 8, 2010, 05:14 PM
I've seen lots of complaints about the Tikka plastic mags, but never from anyone who actually owned one. I wonder if any owners have had problems. I have more than one Tikka with numerous mags for each, and no problems whatsoever to date. That's better than I can say about any other gun/detachable mag I've had experience with, save the Ruger rotary rimfires, which have equaled the Tikka.

viking499
August 8, 2010, 08:27 PM
Never had the first problem with any of my Tikka magazines, and I also own multiples.

ghender426
August 21, 2010, 01:48 PM
Hi I need help on how to remove a tikka t3 stock for I want to add a wood one like you did, can you advise please and thank you

gary

viking499
August 21, 2010, 03:17 PM
Gary,

I just took the screws out of the bottom and pulled everything apart. Mine was a tight fit to the stock, so it might take a little "pressure" to get everything apart. Take pillar block out of old stock, insert in new stock, then add trigger guard and action and screw back together.

ArtP
August 21, 2010, 05:20 PM
Viking, I'm really curious to know if your accuracy changes. I have a T3 Lite in .243 that is very, very accurate and I have been considering the same swap to wood. I just don't want to mess with the accuracy.

Before I saw this post I had contemplated buying a wood Tikka, swapping stocks, and selling a "like new" synthetic Tikka (my old plastic stock, new Tikka action).

I find these Tikka's are a real wolf in sheeps clothing regarding accuracy. I go to the range with mine, with a sporter barrel, and whip the pants off these guys shooting modified rifles with big heavy, fluted barrels. The other day I shot a .217" group, granted it was an anomoly with most groups around .4" with handloads.

viking499
August 21, 2010, 05:38 PM
Art, I have not shot mine yet to check accuracy. That is why I am planning to hold onto my old stock. When I contacted Tikka last year about replacing stocks, they said that would void any accuracy claim. My Tikka shoots 1" with Wolf Gold ammo. Have not put any reloads through it yet. Whenever I get time to try it out, I will see if anything changes. Will probably be a few more weeks before I get that chance. If accuracy drops a little, I would bet that hand loads will improve it. If accuracy drastically changes, then the old stock will go back on.

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