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    factory threaded rifles

    hi why is it that most rifles that come factory threaded have such short barrels,tikka t3 are all cut to 20 inch but the un-threaded ones are 22.75 inches. in some calibers 20 inch is to short 6.5x55 .270 30-06. i phoned GMK to ask if they could order a tikka t3 with the full length barrel un-cut and factory threaded,they told me other customers have asked the same but they wont do it i was told to get the un-threaded one and get a gunsmith to thread it but was told this would void the warranty.

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    Because the barrels are too small a diameter at full length to thread with the now preferred M14x1
    Brownings (at least in .223) have been the same for a few years now.

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    Because the barrels are too small a diameter at full length to thread with the now preferred M14x1
    Brownings (at least in .223) have been the same for a few years now.

    Neil.
    I haven't seen the threaded Tikka's but this explanation is the first that came to mind.~Muir

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    Muir,

    Here's a threaded Tikka for you (next to a 700).

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    A 30-06 is not any better than a 308 when it has a 20 inch barrel you would think rifle makers would make barrel lengths to suit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    Because the barrels are too small a diameter at full length to thread with the now preferred M14x1
    Brownings (at least in .223) have been the same for a few years now.

    Neil.
    Well I have a Sako, same barrel, it's 22 7/16th and had it screw cut and re-proofed. As to voiding the warranty, they can say it, but I doubt very much they would get away with it. Possibly if the tip of the barrel blew apart maybe, but if it was the bolt blew apart or the trigger group fell apart no chance.

    As I understand it the shorter barrels are to reduce OAL when used with moderators, that's all. I had this discussion not four weeks ago with a Sako representative at the Beretta Gallery. . . who knows?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarinePMI View Post
    Muir,

    Here's a threaded Tikka for you (next to a 700).

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    Nice.~Muir

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    as deer man say's, main reason is length of rifle including mod. Most rifles that get threaded aftermarket are also shortened. I recon Tikka for example is just following the trend to go 20" if using a mod. I once had a 26" barrel + 7" mod..... impossible to carry barrel down without poking into the mud.
    Have 16" on my 22 which is ideal. 20" is ok.
    edi

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    Quote Originally Posted by The deer man View Post
    Well I have a Sako, same barrel, it's 22 7/16th and had it screw cut and re-proofed. As to voiding the warranty, they can say it, but I doubt very much they would get away with it. Possibly if the tip of the barrel blew apart maybe, but if it was the bolt blew apart or the trigger group fell apart no chance.

    As I understand it the shorter barrels are to reduce OAL when used with moderators, that's all. I had this discussion not four weeks ago with a Sako representative at the Beretta Gallery. . . who knows?!

    Hi could you tell me what the diameter off your barrel is at the end and what thread you put on it,why did you go to the extra expense with it you felt the shorter factory barrel was to short for the caliber you had chosen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephentri View Post
    Hi could you tell me what the diameter off your barrel is at the end and what thread you put on it,why did you go to the extra expense with it you felt the shorter factory barrel was to short for the caliber you had chosen.
    The 22 7/16" barrel is 0.633" before the thread then a 1/2"UNF. The calibre is 6.5x55 therefore shortening the barrel even more (to 20") would compromise the performance further. Optimum for that cartridge being 23/24".

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