Added an Arca Swiss plate to factory tikka t3x lite stock

Pn8hall

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Thought i would post how easy it was to add an arca plate to my factory tikka stock. I bought the mini plate from Salmon River Solutions. My rifle was bought new around 2017 and had an extra mounting spot for a swivel stud a little forward of the mag well. It had a screw filling the hole that is threaded for a metric m5x.8 screw. I used this as 1 mounting point and then only had to drill 1 hole for the second screw. I bought 1 M5x.8 x 25mm stainless pan head screw with a stainless washer for the existing insert that was there and used an M5x.8x20mm stainless screw, washer, m5 nylon lock nut and a 3/16 stainless fender was shaped to fit in between the channels of the stock. Probably took me 10 minutes to install it all. This could all be done with minimal tools and if anyone is having concerns about installing one of these hopefully this helps.
 

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firemedic31

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I like that a lot. I’ll have to look at my tikkas and see if I can do something similar. Seems I always have my tripod with me. Would save me the hassle of carrying sticks or bipod.
 

PSplay

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Really like Arca Swiss style quick connects. I don't understand why they aren't so popular in the hunting world as they are in the optics world. Makes sense to me to have tripods/monopods and have all gear attached the same way!
 

beachbunny

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ill have to check my stuff,seems like i always have the tripod also,thanks
just looked at salmon river,they have some very nice solutions, thanks again
 
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5 shot group

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I did something similar to a Remington 700 years ago. I put it on the end of the stock and it never felt right.

Seeing this, I'm going to have to move it and see if that works better for me.

Good job 👍
 

gilby

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I just put a 4" ARCA plate on my Tikka. Haven't shot it much yet, but so far it's very stable.
 

apnea

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Nice. Is the plate curved? Been thinking of this but don’t want a flat plate on curved forearm (idea of it bugs me even if it’s snug), however I haven’t yet looked for curved Arca plates. Could mill a flat but beyond my tools.

Agree with your choice of placement.
 
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Pn8hall

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Yeah my plate has a very slight curve to it. Reach out to Salmon River Solutions about his plates. There are several threads on the forum about his plates.
 

roughnecknine0

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I’ve never shot off a tripod before but this looks very appealing. Cool to see they have an Arca+pic plate and all their products are less $ than I was expecting. Bookmarking and may give it a go next season. Thank you!
 

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I have an SRS Arca Mini on my T3. My T3 didn't have a sling stud close to the action and the stock wasn't quite thick enough for me to use the included T nuts.

I just used some 10-32 nuts and washers, along with blue locktite. Both nuts fit inside of the first triangle of plastic bracing in front of the recoil lug. With that attachment point the plate ends just in front of the bottom metal. The whole setup feels pretty sturdy.
 
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