Tikka CTR 6.5 creed 20" or 24"

Mtslackcountry

Senior Member
Joined
May 14, 2015
Messages
413
So this gun comes in a 20" or 24" barrel....

I am looking for a paper puncher, steel ringer, coyote, speed goat gun. I will not hunt anything bigger than a speed goat with it.

***Steel out to a 1000


What barrel length would you get and why.
 
Last edited:

DangerDunn

Junior Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2016
Messages
46
Location
Minnesota
I personally would buy the 20" version. It's lighter, more maneuverable, and you only loose about 100 fps versus the 24" barrel. If the majority of your shooting is inside 600 yards go with the short barrel. If you are considering running it suppressed, consider a 16-18″ barrel length.
 

luke moffat

Super Moderator
Joined
Feb 24, 2012
Messages
22
I got the 24" in stainless CTR....
Why?
Cause I already have a pile of lightweight short handy rifles to choose from and I wanted to try out shooting further out with it.

I can get a 143 eldx to 2850+ fps with the 24" and with a folding stock adapter on my chassis stock it's shorter than the factory 20" CTR in the OEM stock.
 

907to406

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2016
Messages
201
Location
BZN,MT
I went with the 20" and here is why, I've heard from a reliable source that the 20" is slightly more accurate due to barrel harmonics (shorter barrel equals less barrel whip) but that can easily be tuned out by reloading. The second reason is weight; I wanted my build to be under 12lbs so I could compete in some of the "Hunter class" competitions vs always going up against some of the best precision class guys in my area. And last but not least I didn't want to wait 2 months for a 24" barrel... Either way I don't think you can go wrong.
 
OP
M

Mtslackcountry

Senior Member
Joined
May 14, 2015
Messages
413
Since I wont be really hunting with it it doesn't seem like the barrel length will matter much out to 1000 yards so I will probably go with the shorter one since its lighter, easier to find.
 

907to406

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2016
Messages
201
Location
BZN,MT
my 20" 6.5 CTR is shooting factory 140gr Hornady ammo lights out. 1/4"-1/2" groups at 100
 

Attachments

  • IMG_2464.jpg
    IMG_2464.jpg
    96.9 KB · Views: 14
  • IMG_2462.jpg
    IMG_2462.jpg
    98 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_2460.jpg
    IMG_2460.jpg
    97.5 KB · Views: 11
  • IMG_2465.jpg
    IMG_2465.jpg
    98.1 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_2463.jpg
    IMG_2463.jpg
    97.6 KB · Views: 11
Top