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xxmuddog 08-21-2012 06:05 PM

Tikka
 
I am a new member, let me start by saying Hi. I have a Tikka T3 Stainless Light in 30.06. This rifle is 3 years old, has done this since new. The detachable magazine falls out when shooting this rifle. I have tried various options to prevent this. I have used 3 different magazines with the same result. Has anyone seen this? I talked to my local gunsmith, he has not heard of this. Any advice? Thanks

Wilder 08-21-2012 06:34 PM

The tikka box mag is generally pretty hard to seat all the way in. Yours is probably a little too tight and not getting fully latched. Try loosening the action screws a little bit (don't shoot it with loose screws), and if the box mag snaps in all the way then you can put a shim under the bottom metal, you shouldn't need one more than .050 of an inch thick. Make sure you put a shim under each of the action screws.

xxmuddog 08-21-2012 09:12 PM

Thank you. I appreciate the info

kalboy26 08-22-2012 03:41 AM

My brother has the exact gun but has never had a problem. I have a tikka lite in a different caliber and it and has been flawless for years. Let me know if that fixes it though, it will be good to know just in case.

xxmuddog 08-28-2012 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by xxmuddog (Post 910901)
I am a new member, let me start by saying Hi. I have a Tikka T3 Stainless Light in 30.06. This rifle is 3 years old, has done this since new. The detachable magazine falls out when shooting this rifle. I have tried various options to prevent this. I have used 3 different magazines with the same result. Has anyone seen this? I talked to my local gunsmith, he has not heard of this. Any advice? Thanks

I added .015 shims to action screws, magazine has not fallen out yet! Thanks for the advice. xxmoddog:)

Wilder 08-28-2012 06:25 PM

Glad it worked, thanks for the update.


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