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So, I've been messing with my new Tikka T3x Superlite 6.5 creed

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Where did you get the stock on the Sporterized 1917 rifle?
The Tikka Superlite akin to the SAKO A7? I have two, my lightest yet.
 
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Where did you get the stock on the Sporterized 1917 rifle?
The Tikka Superlite akin to the SAKO A7? I have two, my lightest yet.
Good question. I actually have 2 m1917's with "custom" stocks. They both have the left hand cheek piece, since I shoot left handed:

The first one I bought with the left handed stock, but had to grind and contour the grip and stock to fit me the way I wanted it to. Then I refinished it with tru-oil:
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It's one of my favorite hunting rifles. I grab it more than I grab any other rifle. The m1917 feels so natural to me because I've used them since I was 12. The second m1917 is actually a BSA model E and was sporterized in england. The left hand stock came off of a P14 that I bought just for the stock. Here is a pic of those rifles together. I added red pachmayers to both stocks, as I like the look of that recoil pad on a wood stock:
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Here's my BSA after I was done refinishing it:
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It is actually a 308 Norma magnum now:
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That 308 Norma is showing some real promise in the accuracy department, with multiple bullet weights and brands.
 
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The 308 norma magnum came out a year after winchester brought out the 338wm. It is what the 300wm should have been, but Winchester drug their feet on a big 30 cal magnum. Funny thing is they drug their feet for 4 years. The 300wby came out in 1945, the 300H&H way before then, but the 300 win mag debuted in 1962. Go figure... the 308 Norma is the ballistic twin to the newer 300 WSM, but has much more of a "cool factor".
 
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The 308 norma magnum came out a year after winchester brought out the 338wm. It is what the 300wm should have been, but Winchester drug their feet on a big 30 cal magnum. Funny thing is they drug their feet for 4 years. The 300wby came out in 1945, the 300H&H way before then, but the 300 win mag debuted in 1962. Go figure... the 308 Norma is the ballistic twin to the newer 300 WSM, but has much more of a "cool factor".
I think if we talk about the 308 Norma enough, it will have a resurgence like the 10mm!
 
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I think if we talk about the 308 Norma enough, it will have a resurgence like the 10mm!
Probably not, my friend. Norma's downfall was they lacked the clout of winchester and Remington. They also didnt advertise as heavily as the big names. Winchester has always had excellent marketing skills, thus the short necked pos 300 win mag survived and the Norma mag struggled to keep its head above water.
 
I’d rather run a 300PRC or 300 Norma instead.
Do tell! Don’t be afraid of the belt. Its not nearly as big a deal as people make it out to be.

Like was said, the 308 Norma should have been the 300 Win Mag, but Winchester dropped the ball.
 

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