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Old 02-04-2018, 04:01 PM
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Tikka 3x tacA1 first outing

So, I picked up tha Tac A1 in 6.5 CM the other day. Clean, lube, mount and boresighting done. Despite the forecast for snow, I headed out to get this thing zeroed or close to it with just 20 rounds of Hornady 120gr match ammo. Here's some results. The Bipod and pic rail is coming this week. Once I got set up, shooting in the snow was fun...to be continued..









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Old 02-10-2018, 08:21 AM
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Some more pics with the bipod mounted. Still can't seem to locate the trigger adjustment screw.











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Old 02-10-2018, 09:26 AM
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Looks fun. What is your primary purpose for the rifle? I like the performance of that 6.5 in Hornady.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:30 AM
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The trigger adjustment screw on my T3 Varmint wasn't accessible externally.
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Old 02-10-2018, 09:59 AM
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You'll probably need to pull the stock to access the adjustment screw. At least that's what it took to access mine.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:23 AM
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Looks fun. What is your primary purpose for the rifle? I like the performance of that 6.5 in Hornady.
With 2 308s, I decided to move into 6.5CM. Primarily for target shooting with hopes to increase my shooting range which isn't that easy around here.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:29 AM
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The trigger adjustment screw on my T3 Varmint wasn't accessible externally.
There's is an access window with the magazine removed which is supposed to allow for trigger adjustment. You're working blind with the Allen wrench. I'm usually ok doing that, but this one remains a frustration..The trigger out of box is nice, but I'd like to lighten it up if I can.
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With 2 308s, I decided to move into 6.5CM. Primarily for target shooting with hopes to increase my shooting range which isn't that easy around here.
It looks like your having fun at 100m. What is that lever? (sticks up behind bolt, looks like it is on right side - has a hole in it) , it looks like it maybe to fold the stock.
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You'll probably need to pull the stock to access the adjustment screw. At least that's what it took to access mine.
Shouldn't be necessary on this one....around minute 4-530 of the video...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RmdjT0UdrZE

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Old 02-19-2018, 05:05 AM
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It looks like your having fun at 100m. What is that lever? (sticks up behind bolt, looks like it is on right side - has a hole in it) , it looks like it maybe to fold the stock.
Those are built in sling mounts, one qd. Did seem a bit different location to me also.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:01 AM
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Looks good. Long range rifle shooting in an expensive mistress.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:07 PM
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Looks good. Long range rifle shooting in an expensive mistress.
Yep. Friend of mine paid $15k for a McWhorter rifle plus scope.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:24 PM
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Looks good. Long range rifle shooting in an expensive mistress.
So, I've heard and found out first hand with my Surgeon rifle setup..

This Tikka relatively speaking is a deal.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:26 PM
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Yep. Friend of mine paid $15k for a McWhorter rifle plus scope.
I've merely dipped my toe in so far, but still have put several handgun buys on hold , for the moment
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:31 PM
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Follow up

Was down in Va Beach to see my son for Fathers Day. We went to C2 shooting range to shoot the Tac-A1 on the 300 yd range. After confirming 100 yd zero from the bench (the orange target) That's my sons 5 shot group...Note the sign, you've gotta get approved to shoot at 300 there. I'm guessing because it so flat. We shot 300 yd prone at a 12 inch plate. We were hitting 9 or 10 out of ten.
Very happy with this setup needless to say. Ammo was Hornady 140 ELD match. The only negative is I'd like to find a longer range that I don't have to fly.
Fun nonetheless..









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Old 06-18-2018, 07:14 PM
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Just curious. What's the approval process to shoot at 300 yds??? Show them your 100 yd target????
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:24 PM
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Looks like you had a Great Father’s Day.

Excellent five shot group
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:38 PM
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Yep. Friend of mine paid $15k for a McWhorter rifle plus scope.
Dang, sounds like being competitive at long range takes the kind of sponsorship it takes to have a winning season in Nascar or Formula 1!
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:18 PM
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Just curious. What's the approval process to shoot at 300 yds??? Show them your 100 yd target????
Pretty much. I didn't ask beyond that. As I said, there's no mountain side in the background, so I can't blame them in a way. There's horizontal concrete barriers overhead in the 100 yd lanes and it's pretty amazing to see the round damage 15 feet overhead.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:21 PM
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Looks like you had a Great Father’s Day.

Excellent five shot group
Thank you. Father's Day, some good food, a dip in the Chesapeake and a fun range trip. The rifle makes me look like I've been doing it a long time, I'm not.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:26 PM
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My son just sent me this pic. Here's a decent view looking down the shooting lane. If you look close you can see the round damage in the concrete barriers overhead.


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Old 06-19-2018, 09:25 PM
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.....There's horizontal concrete barriers overhead in the 100 yd lanes and it's pretty amazing to see the round damage 15 feet overhead.
Oh I believe you. We have bullet holes in the frickin roof of one of the clubs I belong to.

In the frickin roof.......
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:49 PM
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Pretty much. I didn't ask beyond that. As I said, there's no mountain side in the background, so I can't blame them in a way. There's horizontal concrete barriers overhead in the 100 yd lanes and it's pretty amazing to see the round damage 15 feet overhead.
Okay, take this for what it is worth from a guy who has only shot competitively using muzzle loaders emulating the trappers of the 1840's period with spit patch and round ball and yeah, our rifles were good to at least a hundred yards...

It's just ignorant to be that far off!
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:48 AM
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It's just ignorant to be that far off!
I couldn't agree more.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:29 AM
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Dang, sounds like being competitive at long range takes the kind of sponsorship it takes to have a winning season in Nascar or Formula 1!
Friend doesn't compete, just likes to shoot a lot. Making over $400k annually in a small town permits him to REALLY enjoy his hobbies...plus, his wife looks like Olivia Wilde's twin.
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