View Full Version : The custom Tikka 6.5x47 Lapua I built for F-Class and Long range hunting.

03-13-2012, 03:51 AM

Here is the rifle I am shooting F-Class with, hunting with, and for the most part using for general varmint here in Australia.

When I move back to Fairbanks next year I am not sure if it will get sold or brought back (depends on export drama).

But building it has been a good lesson.

Tikka T3 stainless action (started life as a 30-06 Varmint, and I used it that way for F-Class for over 1400 rounds).

Krieger 1 in 8, 27 inch long #7 contour barrel, chambered in 6.5x47.

Manners T4 Tikka Stock with LOP adjustment system.

Australian built bolt shroud and bolt handle HSS supply I think is the name.

Tikkas are the primary rifles in Australia. And they have exceptional accuracy out of the box. I actually won quite a few local F-Class competitions with it before I put a new 6.5x47 Barrel on it.

03-13-2012, 08:57 AM
Very nice setup. I was considering a Tikka but ended up getting a browning...Cool gun!

Bitterroot Bulls
03-13-2012, 10:55 AM
Nice gun!

How do you deal with the Trijicon's limited internal adjustment? Are those rings or bases canted?

03-13-2012, 07:42 PM
I can dial on the target out to 1300 meters (our local range) no problem.

I had thought of ordering a Spurh mount, but haven't needed the extra ring height yet.

Bitterroot Bulls
03-13-2012, 07:53 PM
That is good. I have heard there is only 40 moa total travel, that would only give 20moa up from center. Have you found more in your scope?

03-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Very nice. I'm really considering a Tikka soon

03-14-2012, 12:35 AM
The biggest problem I have with it is the power isn't enough for what we are doing. Most folks are shooting March or Nightforce with 30x plus power high ends.

I don't know if it is something I can export or not yet, and it should be worth $4500 here for resale. Just have to see when I leave.

Sightron with the 10-50x60 would be a lot better. But I also hunt with this thing, and shoot tactical matches, and it works well for that.