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Mesa Precision Arms out of Colorado just announced their Carbon Fiber Altitude Stock for TIkka Actions. These stocks, made by AG Composites, are supposed to be drop in and weigh 24oz. I talked to John at Mesa Precision and they should be available at the end of March.


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A few more specs:

-No caliber restrictions
-Options for large diameter Proof barrels and factory Tikka offerings
-Future DBM options but currently for factory Tikka bottom metal (MT bottom metal replacements are supposed to fit)
-Drop-in compatible with standard Tikka actions
Options with included lug and add on lug for re barreled actions
-Colors available on the Mesa Precision Arms website
-Stock will be made for lefties as well but the left hand models will come after the initial run.

This is the stock I've been looking for to complete my Tikka 270 as a lightweight mountain rifle. The factory stock is fairly nice but I need more cheek piece for consistent head position through my Swaro 4-12x50.

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Wow! That is a nice looking stock but it sure does have a closed grip.....I would like to handle one but I doubt it would be for Me.....Hb

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Those look fantastic






Weight?

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What is the retail? upwards of 500.00
I noticed Red Hawk Rifles selling the same for Remington 700 actions at $575.00

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Another swing and a miss.....



One day someone will actually look at what a stock should do for a shooter.

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Price is $599 from Mesa which is in line with McMillian are Manners carbon stocks without the wait time. The guys at Mesa who designed the stock are long rang shooters and hunters. The stock has been out for Remington actions and I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews.

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Originally Posted by Formidilosus
Another swing and a miss.....



One day someone will actually look at what a stock should do for a shooter.


What flavor of aftermarket stock do you prefer for a lightweight rifle like a tikka ?

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Originally Posted by Walter_Sobchak
Originally Posted by Formidilosus
Another swing and a miss.....



One day someone will actually look at what a stock should do for a shooter.


What flavor of aftermarket stock do you prefer for a lightweight rifle like a tikka ?


Factory synthetic Tikka stock works great....best milk-jug stock out there. A little bedding to affix the recoil lug to the stock, and they’ve held up to some pretty tough punishment. They’re also relatively light, you’d be paying a pretty penny to lose a couple ounces. Ergos work well for actual field shooting.


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Factory synthetic Tikka stock works great....best milk-jug stock out there. A little bedding to affix the recoil lug to the stock, and they’ve held up to some pretty tough punishment. They’re also relatively light, you’d be paying a pretty penny to lose a couple ounces. Ergos work well for actual field shooting. [/quote]

The T3X stock with the vertical grip insert is a pretty dandy setup for my liking...that layout in a stiff carbon fiber shell would do it for me.

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You would have to be weight obsessive to spend over $500 for a few ounces. Especially when the
factory Tikka stock works so well.


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Originally Posted by Dogshooter
Originally Posted by Walter_Sobchak
Originally Posted by Formidilosus
Another swing and a miss.....



One day someone will actually look at what a stock should do for a shooter.


What flavor of aftermarket stock do you prefer for a lightweight rifle like a tikka ?


Factory synthetic Tikka stock works great....best milk-jug stock out there. A little bedding to affix the recoil lug to the stock, and they’ve held up to some pretty tough punishment. They’re also relatively light, you’d be paying a pretty penny to lose a couple ounces. Ergos work well for actual field shooting.


I agree with you on all points, I’ve had Manners, McMillan, and B&C stocks on various tikkas over the years. I liked some of them, particularly the manners EHT I have on an SS lite 243 right now, but I’ve also been happy to go back to the factory plastic stocks, especially with a krylon job to dress them up and add a little texture.

But I’m also curious what style of aftermarket stock Formid, you or other experienced shooters here like on their fairly lightweight hunting rigs. Like I said, the Manners EHT is a nice stock. I briefly had an EH2 on a Remington and liked the shape of it. Any McMillans work particularly well on T3 lites?

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I have a Hunters Edge on my Superlite 7MM-08 and sure like it. I think several other folks here have also gone that route and are pleased with the results.

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Originally Posted by Walter_Sobchak

What flavor of aftermarket stock do you prefer for a lightweight rifle like a tikka ?




There really isn’t one yet. Ridiculously the factory T3x stock with vertical grip installed still has probably the best function of any of them.



This is why-
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Everyone keeps dropping the recoil line below the barrel. The distance between the top of the PD and the bottom of the line is wasted recoil/muzzle lift control. The stock is actually fighting against you seeing your own impacts.



If we imagine that the barrel is perfectly level, then a stock should have a negative comb (butt pad higher than action), vertical grip, bottom of stock from recoil pad to grip should be level or nearly so front to back (or a portion of it), bottom of forend should be level front to back. This design maximizes the tendency of the rifle to recoil straight back with no muzzle lift.

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Formid and Oregonmuley, I appreciate the replies

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I’ll try and get some more info on performance up after I get mine bolted up.

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Originally Posted by eamyrick
I’ll try and get some more info on performance up after I get mine bolted up.


Do you currently have one in hand? I'm curious about the inlet for the action

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I don’t but should get one as soon as they are available. The goal is for them to have ample numbers in stock instead of an order backlog like other high end stocks. I’ll post up photos and a review when I get the stock set up.

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Interested....

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Looks like a great option in that kind of weight ..... I was looking for the grayboe terrain for tikka but it’s kind of heavy...

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