Tikka build questions?

MT257

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I posted this also in the custom tikka thread but figured it may get a few more responses here.


I have a wild idea and some quesitons about building a custom tikka. I am looking to build a rifle weighing less than my current Remington 700 CDL in a 257 Weatherby which is 10.8 pounds ready to go in the field.

What I am looking at doing is buying a 300 Win Mag in a Tikka. I would use that action for the build. I want the build to be a 257 Weatherby. I would keep the factory stock, the ones I have experience with don't bother me. I know that I will need a new barrel. Who makes barrels that mirror the contours in the factory contour? I am open to carbon barrels, but only if they fit in the factory stock. I just want the finished barrel length to be 26". Any help/insight on this will help my process out.
 

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If I were in your shoes, I’d get ahold of the folks at blackjack bullets, utilize one of their reamers, throat for their 131 Blackjack in a Rock Creek blank in blackjack’s recommended twist rate.
 
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MT257

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If I were in your shoes, I’d get ahold of the folks at blackjack bullets, utilize one of their reamers, throat for their 131 Blackjack in a Rock Creek blank in blackjack’s recommended twist rate.
Thanks for the reply. I really just wanna stick with the normal 257 Weatherby prefer to use 110 accubonds or 115 partitions.
 

Spoonbill

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Proof Research makes tikka contour barrel blanks and Mountain Tactical sells Tikka contour barrel blanks, though I am not sure who makes them. Mountain tactical may be able to make you a prefit, it is something they did in the past.
 

Afhunter1

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Take the money you’d spend on the tikka and lighten your 700. It is a better platform for the Weatherby calibers. A McMillan stock and lighter profile rem prefit is easy
 

Eric_F

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Criterion and Solid Accuracy sell Tikka Lite contour barrels, and I'd imagine some featherweight/light sporter contours are very close.
 

wildcat33

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Why not just buy a new weatherby vanguard or MkV in a lite flavor? That seems a lot easier

To upgrade your 700 a Mcmillan stock and a #2 contour barrel will get you going down the right road. But spendy When you factor in coating, bedding, action work, etc.
 
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