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Posted: 6/16/2009 9:47:02 AM EST
..well, three actually

No surprises there then I hear you cry. You may be right, but no, I am talking about the accessory rail on the forend of my Tikka M65A. It is secured by three screws and they have got more and more loose. I took them out today to find that they are actually machine screws. WTF? thinks I. Machine screws to secure into wood? Anyway, I am toying with just replacing them with some slightly larger wood screws to take the slop out, and it occurred to me that there might be captive nuts let into the barrel channel that have come loose and dropped off. Anyone intimately familiar with this particular model? I am trying to avoid removing the barrel/action to find out.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:25:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:52:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 10:53:21 AM EST by limey1]
bite the bullet and take it out of the stock - its not rocket science!
Alternately, use some epoxy and glue the bloody rail in


I thought this was a 'company vehicle'?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:55:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By limey1:

I thought this was a 'company vehicle'?


More like one of the family Trade it in for a TRG...
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:42:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By limey1:
bite the bullet and take it out of the stock - its not rocket science!
Alternately, use some epoxy and glue the bloody rail in


I thought this was a 'company vehicle'?


It is, that's why I can't arse about with it, but our armourer can't be arsed to do it.....

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:43:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By steven_uk:
Originally Posted By limey1:

I thought this was a 'company vehicle'?


More like one of the family Trade it in for a TRG...


I've already turned down a TRG, I'd rather keep the Tikka going.............

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:07:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
Originally Posted By steven_uk:
Originally Posted By limey1:

I thought this was a 'company vehicle'?


More like one of the family Trade it in for a TRG...


I've already turned down a TRG, I'd rather keep the Tikka going.............



But its got that wood stuff on it
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:25:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 12:26:42 PM EST by IcarusY625]
Originally Posted By Mousegunner-UK:
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
Originally Posted By steven_uk:
Originally Posted By limey1:

I thought this was a 'company vehicle'?


More like one of the family Trade it in for a TRG...


I've already turned down a TRG, I'd rather keep the Tikka going.............



But its got that wood stuff on it


Well that's part of the problem, but it does shoot well when it's not rattling. I had a play with the folding stock TRG today, 20" barrel, all the bits, bloody horrible, heavy, clanky thing...............no class at all...shoots bloody well though

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:09:32 PM EST
the folding stock TRG's look awful & the cost of them is ridiculous.

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Link Posted: 6/16/2009 10:00:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
..well, three actually

No surprises there then I hear you cry. You may be right, but no, I am talking about the accessory rail on the forend of my Tikka M65A. It is secured by three screws and they have got more and more loose. I took them out today to find that they are actually machine screws. WTF? thinks I. Machine screws to secure into wood? Anyway, I am toying with just replacing them with some slightly larger wood screws to take the slop out, and it occurred to me that there might be captive nuts let into the barrel channel that have come loose and dropped off. Anyone intimately familiar with this particular model? I am trying to avoid removing the barrel/action to find out.


Do they have any airports with X-ray machines in Gloucestershire????

Alternatively, have a look at the Sako website: Sako they have a lot of manuals for their older models on there, you might find a drawing
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:22:56 AM EST
but it does shoot well when it's not rattling.
Tried oiling the stock?
Soren
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:52:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By surplus-gunnut:
but it does shoot well when it's not rattling.
Tried oiling the stock?
Soren


Its the bolt that rattles...
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:21:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By steven_uk:
Originally Posted By surplus-gunnut:
but it does shoot well when it's not rattling.
Tried oiling the stock?
Soren


Its the bolt that rattles...


It's probably me that's rattling but the rifle coming out in sympathy doesn't help

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