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Finally got to check out my KRG Bravo Chassis

Discussion in 'Shooting Chat' started by Jcann, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Jcann

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    I got this Chassis for Christmas and finally was able to break it in. I added a 20moa rail and APA Little Bastard muzzle break to this Tikka 260 Rem. Felt recoil was probably about like a 243, very easy to stay on target and spot impacts. The vertical grip and palm swell felt really nice and was easy to get use to. The adjustable cheek riser was easy to adjust and very comfortable and although length of pull felt good I still may add another spacer in. Trigger pull with a Yo Dave trigger spring is a little over 1.5 lbs with no creep although it doesn't break as clean as the trigger in my M70.

    The Bravo Chassis is an affordable option for Tikka's, Remington's, and Howa's. You can also get one for the Tikka T1X 22 long rifle which by the way is a very accurate rifle.


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    As far as 100 yard accuracy, it shot better than when it was in the OEM stock. In the OEM stock the best I could do with these reloads was about 1" groups. I could never get a really comfortable cheek weld due to scope height in the old stock. With a better fitting stock I shaved about 1/2" off the group. These reloads have not had any load work-up on them. They were 3 time fired (out of my sons Savage) Lapua brass with Hornady 140gr ELD-M bullets and a muzzle velocity of 2683fps. Now the spring fun starts with load development using Peterson brass. If I can get an accurate round 2750-2800fps with a 140gr bullet out of a 20" Tikka barrel I'll be a happy camper

    This is now my training rifle. Bullets are $10 a hundred cheaper, I'm using 20 grains per round less powder, and brass is $0.80 compared to $2.12 per round (7wsm).

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    Awesome! I really looked hard at that chassis when I was picking out my stuff. Glad to hear you like it, although I went with something else. Actually have 2 to audition, not sure which one I will end up with, just waiting on my barrel to get back from fluting so everything can be completed.

    Shoots nice, though! Great looking rifle.
     
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    Nice shooting!!!!
     
  4. Jcann

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    Thanks, I didn't know if I would like the chassis or not but I did like the price when compared to other chassis. As you probably know, one could buy 2 Bravo chassis for the price of one of the many others out there. I'm also more of a traditional stock enthusiast as well but they don't usually have the built in modularity. I plan on shooting the crap out of this set up while I try to convince my wife I need a new barrel for my GAP M70 (maybe 300wsm this time)

    Who's doing your flutes and what style are you doing? I know LRI has some interesting styles but his prices are a more than I would be willing to pay, but he does fantastic work.

    Looking forward to seeing your final build and a range report.
     
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    I've got a Howa 6.5CM in a bravo chassis, I really like it! I've got other chassis but this is definitely one I'd recommend. I was surprised at how much of a difference it made going from mounting a Harris bipod from the stud to adding on the spigot and mounting there. It's only a couple inches but it really seemed to make a difference (at least for me).
     
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    I agree, the KRG is a nice and very economical setup. I really was looking hard at it, and then I got bitten by the bug. <sigh>

    As for my barrel, it is off at Southern Precision for fluting. It isn't cheap. I figure shipping two ways, coating and fluting is going to cost me nearly as much as the barrel itself did. But, hell, you only live once, right? LRI was on my short list, too. I am just getting regular spiral fluting, not gain fluting. The barrel is black coated and the flutes are being milled after so they will be silver. I'm trying to decide if I want the chassis black like my MPA or if I want to color it or my Cadex in a metallic silver/tungsten color.
     
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    I can see where having the spigot mount would really make a difference. Shifting your bipod forward 6 or so inches changes the balance for sure. I just can't seem to shell out the $123 for it. I've also got enough wants to keep me in the dog house till my dying days now.
     
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    After you get your barrel back from Southern Precision can you go here https://www.okshooters.com/threads/custom-gun-plumbers.227752/
    and write a review of your experience with them and the quality of their work?

    Thanks
     

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