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I have no idea what kind of shooting noobinacan is discussing or considering. These are bolt action long range precision rifles. Can't even imagine some scenario that this issue matters, but of course willing to learn. I've expended thousands of rounds through both platforms but never noticed any difference that I thought was thermal on the barrel.
I'm a TRG addict and have a pretty good 'inventory' in lots of calibers. But having a couple of TAC's at this point (all in 6.5CM if that matters) I can't imagine why anyone would want a TRG. Like none. I'm surprised its still available given all the various better options (that's not a sign I don't love mine, but time really has passed it by). Want a new precision rifle, there are so many better choices with better chassis, caliber changes, etc...


“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”
 
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I can't imagine why anyone would want a TRG.

I couldn’t bring myself to be blunt enough to say the same thing, but I must agree unless it’s for reasons that don’t have anything to do with performance.




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I cannot give any good advice about which would be more accurate (precise) with heavy use because I (have) never exposed either to that sort of thing. I’ve fired up to 30 rounds or so at one session, but it was always slow fire.

Although my TRGs were excellent performers in my experience, I’m just happier with the features of the T3x TAC. The TRG is a pretty old design and Tikka did a good job (IMO) with the T3x TAC A1.

I wanted a 20 inch barrel for the 308 and that’s part of the reason I let the 26" TRG go even though I had an older T3 Tactical in 20". But in addition the Tikkas have folding stocks, adjustable grips, more easily adjustable stocks, and better, more modern ways of attaching accessories. All those reasons were why I switched from the 6.5 Creedmoor TRG to the Tikka in 6.5, and based on the precision of the rifles even without the other factors, I have no regrets for that change.


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Has anyone had experience with the new 5 round polymer Tikka mags? Does this work for 6.5 C??

https://www.beretta.com/en-us/...tended-5rd-magazine/
 
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Tikka magazines are confusing, and the answer to your question depends on which model Tikka.

The one you linked to is, as the listing states, usable with 6.5 Creedmoor, but only with the older T3 rifles and with some of the T3x rifles. That style of polymer magazine does not, however, work with the T3x TAC A1, CTR (“Compact Tactical Rifle”), Arctic, or UPR models. Those four models use a staggered column 10-round steel magazine. And FWIW, Sako TRG mags will also work in those models, but not vice versa. Except for the models that use the 10-round steel mag, I believe magazines for the T3 and T3x are the same.




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New groups at the bottom of the first post.
 
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Thanks for keeping this thread going.

Note to those that missed the mag offer and purchased March 2020 or later, it's on again. https://www.tikka.fi/en-us/freemag
I'll be putting in for one, but need to wait until I get my actual receipt.

I just ordered the T3x TACT A1 in lefty (JRTAC482L), supposedly it's on the way to my local shop and yeah I'm pretty stoked to try it out. This is my first with this type of setup, all my others are hunting or varmint wood and composite.

Our youngest has been shooting these in his Savage 110 tactical and getting 1/2 moa. They are considerably less than the Hornady GLD's so I'm wondering if anyone has tried these (Norma below) with the T3x TACT A1 ???

6.5 Creedmoor - 143 Gr - BTHP - Norma Golden Target

I'm thinking I'll start with these as I'll get both my and his brass for reloading and well it's Norma brass so unless they have changed it should be excellent brass. Then reload for the Hornady ELD/A-Tip in 140-153 and see what it likes.

Speaking of reloading, assuming anyone here reloads, what powder do you like for these Hornady bullets or do you simply use what Hornady does in their loaded rounds?

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Note to those that missed the mag offer and purchased March 2020 or later, it's on again.

Thank you! I did not know that. My second (308) purchase falls in the time period.

And congratulations on your purchase. Let us know how you like it.




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You're welcome, just remember to follow their instructions exactly. Based on what people say about the process that's what is needed to actually get it.

I'll be sure to update on the rig once I get it and a run through at the range.
 
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