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What’s the difference between the short and long caliber Tikka chassis?

Most other actions on the market offer two different sizes to accommodate the different lengths of ammunition.  Tikka decided to make one medium action with a size in between what a short and long action would be.

To work with one size action, they shim the backside of their magazines to allow for shorter sized cartridges.  

The only difference with the chassis is the size of the magazine well. For a .223, .308, or 6.5 Creedmoor you will need to select a short caliber so that you can use .223 or .308 AICS style magazines.

For .300WM, 6.5x55, or 30.06 you would need to select a long caliber. But because it’s not as long as a standard long action rifle, we had to produce a custom size magazine to reliably feed, they are listed on our website as the Long Action 3.560” length

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    Nate Hancock

    Just to clarify a bit more on this question...

    I own a Tikka T3x CTR in 6.5 creedmore.  I would need to purchase a short action chassis (LSS Gen2 in my case)to fit my rifle.  

    As far as magazines go, I could use any AICS style magazine with the short action MDT.

    Is this correct?

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    Anthony Bujak

    Yes, you will need a short action chassis. Yes, most AICS pattern magazines will work without issue. The only exception is the Magpul 7.62 AC P-Mag which is optimized for a Remington 700. 

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    Sune Hessellund Jeppesen

    So for a Tikka T3x Varmint in 30-06 I will need to buy a chassis in Long Action - correct?

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    Ryan Holmquist

    Yes, that is correct, the 30-06 is a long action and will feed from our 3.560" length magazines.

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    Thomas Van (Tommy Gun)

    Would I be able to run 6.5 creedmoor using the long action chassis and the long action 3.560" magazines?

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    Anthony Bujak

    It's not a combination we recommend as it will very likely produce unreliable feeding. 

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    Mike Skipper

    Would a Tikka T3 .300 Win Short Mag also be a long caliber?

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    Anthony Bujak

    We recommend a Tikka T3/T3X SA chassis for your combination. 

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    Kirk F

    I have a tikka t3 chambered in .308 fluted barrel, is it long or short action?

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    Anthony Bujak

    You will need a short action chassis and magazine. 

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    Matthew Han

    Hi, I'm purchasing a new Tikka T3x Super Varmint in .300wm. It has a heavy varmint barrel and I was wondering, which chassis system would it fit? Im guessing I would need to use the Tikka T3 LA option correct? Would the 3.560 magazines still work with the .300 wm?

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    Eric Louw

    Hello

    I have a Tikka T3 varmint 30-06. Would the MDT xrs work for me or not.

     

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    Anthony Bujak

    It depends on whether or not magazine feeding is important to you. If it is, you would want any of our chassis systems for a Tikka T3/T3X LA. 

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    Mike Skipper

    Will the .300wsm AICS magazine work with the tikka t3 .300wsm TAC21 SA chassis?

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    Anthony Bujak

    As long as your referring to our 300 WSM SA AICS magazine, it will work with the TAC 21 for a Tikka T3/T3X SA without issue. 

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    Spinestraight

    The tikka 300 wsm TX varmint barrel would that be considered long or short action.

     

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    RICH EMMONS

    I have a Tikka T3 LA (bolt stop) chambered in 6.5PRC and want the ACC Chassis, its shows only available in short action configuration, would i just need the custom mag and it would run fine?

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    Anthony Bujak

    Your rifle would fit a Tikka T3/T3X SA chassis without issue, and you can use a short action 6.5 PRC magazine with factory ammunition. 

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