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Screw tension on Tikka action?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Kingcreek, Jan 25, 2016.

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  1. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Member

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    I would like to get the most accuracy out of my Tikka T3 Stainless with laminated stock and was wondering if there is any guidance on mounting screw tension in the stock. There is an aluminum bedding block inlet into the stock. I had to remove the floor plate/screws to set trigger weight down to 3#.
    I know my mod 70 featherweight is real sensitive to screw tension but don't know about this Tikka.
    any advice is much appreciated, thanks
     
  2. MrBorland

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    I saw these guidelines at the Tikka Performance site. Just click on the "Q&A" section of the link below:

    https://tikkaperformance.com/tikka-t3-action-screws


    "Per Tikka/Beretta USA, the torque values for all Tikka T3 models in factory stocks is 48-55 inch pounds...

    ...Torque is more dependent on the stock design than anything else. The factory plastic stocks can go anywhere from 35-50 inch/lbs"



    Also some useful info here (particularly the post by FreedomWatchNZ):
    http://www.tikkashooters.com/public_html/gunsmithing/tikka-torque-settings
     
  3. Kingcreek

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    Thanks! It looks like they are suggesting somewhere in the 25-35 in/lbs range for wood. Probably upper end of that for synthetic.
     
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    There's also an outfit that makes a steel insert to replace the aluminum one in the stock. Not a big thing, but I saw pictures of an aluminum one that had been in an older rifle. It was dented up a bit and could potentially contribute to allowing a bit of slop in some future year. :) I'm sure that if you look around the web, you can find it. It's a cheap bit of potentially unneeded insurance for a problem that may not ever be there. I also replaced the plastic bolt shroud with a steel one. You can't tell the difference, but it just makes me feel better. <another smile>
     
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