Good news and bad news

The good news is that today I finally picked up the new Tikka that I ordered back in May.
The bad news is that I assumed it would have the same M14 thread as my last Tikka. It does not!

Thankfully due to the miracle of modular moderators, I've managed to order myself a new thread section and should be up and running in a couple of days 👍🏻


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You’ll get a tighter lock lock with the UNEF thread as it’s nearly half the pitch of the M14. Metric threads are predominantly plating threads so are looser than unified threads by design too.
If your barrel diameter is bigger then that might have driven the change. M14 being 14mm diameter and 5/8UNEF being just over 15mm diameter.