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Tikka T3X Barrell Pitting (Stainless)
Aug 12th, 2019 at 8:26am
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I have a Tikka T3X (stainless), about 4 months old, bought brand new from one of the biggest retailers of hunting/camping/fishing gear in NZ... (you probably Have Found out who I mean).

Sadly I retrieved my T3X out of my safe today, only to find the barrell has hundreds of small rust spots and pitting. This rifle sits next to another stainless rifle, which is perfectly fine. Modern house, warm, heatpumps, no moisture/condensation etc, also have a dehumidifier in the room that the safe is in.

The store don't want a thing to do with it. Should I go straight to Tikka? Anyone else had issues? Perhaps a bad bit of steel from the factory?

  
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Re: Tikka T3X Barrell Pitting (Stainless)
Reply #1 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 12:32pm
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Has it had salt spray or blood on it?

post a photo, it sounds bad.
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 1:40pm
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It has been known for Tikka to do that in the past. The blued version did it as well. For the blued version I reblued them and had no other problems. I cant remember what was done the stainless model but recall that it cleaned up the pitting
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 7:13pm
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How was the rifle put away? Fired ?  Cleaned?  What was the final product left in the barrel?

Most "stainless" barrels are not true stainless- consider them rust resistant.
  
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Re: Tikka T3X Barrell Pitting (Stainless)
Reply #4 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 7:05am
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Look after your rifles.  Mine go in to the safe with a very light spray of CRC 5-56 Marine Grade and my centrefire is an XT3 which is still spotless after a lot of use in some very challenging (e.g. West Coast and Fiordland, plus carriage in my kayak both in fresh and salt water.
There's a lot of people that don't know how to care for a rifle.  Have you checked the throat and the bolt?
  
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Re: Tikka T3X Barrell Pitting (Stainless)
Reply #5 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 2:05pm
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My TX3 sits in one of the coldis gun safes in the country.Safe bolted on to a concrete block wall,with snow and ice sitting on the other side and never sees the sun.No heaters to keep the room or gun safe warm.But the tx3 gets used once a month or more and gets cleaned at leased once a month,i never put crc or oil down it.
Barrel is spotless.As Ash said,guns need cleaning.
Moister has got into yr barrel to creat rust.The gunshop who you brought it should take it back and send it to tika to get barrel replaced.Or you take it to a gunsmith,see what he can do for you.
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Re: Tikka T3X Barrell Pitting (Stainless)
Reply #6 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 7:52pm
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Trout wrote on Aug 13th, 2019 at 2:05pm:
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Moister has got into yr barrel to creat rust.The gunshop who you brought it should take it back and send it to tika to get barrel replaced...



So how is it the manufacturer's fault that a user let moisture cause corrosion ?? Are we sure it's in the barrel, not just external??

Anyway, corrosion is a potential issue with -all- firearms and it is the user's responsibility to prevent it.
  
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Its problely not the manufactures fault but seen theyv sold a few million tikas around the globe they could help one of their customers out with a new barrel.Tika might learn something too. Wink
  

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Reply #8 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 8:18pm
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Dreams are free I guess
  
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Customer service at its best.A couple of years ago,one good gun smith whos passed away now,gave me a brand new T3X caus I was having problems with my groupings after he had shorten the barrel on my old tika.He thort the crown was ok,but he said,take this new T3X tika any how and see if groups improve.Well they did and it wasn't the crown but the scope.But he said keep the T3X,il sell the old 16in tika to a bush hunter as there was nothing wrong with the crown.I treasure that T3X given to me.
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Reply #10 - Aug 14th, 2019 at 11:08am
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Nice one Trout  Wink
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 14th, 2019 at 8:04pm
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give it a plurry good clean and take it to the range...chances are it will still shoot good as gold...remember the heartache this has caused and clean it really well before storing it in future. Ive seen what you describing in a browning Abolt stainless rifle before and it was fine with a good clean. not ideal but not end of world either.
  
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Re: Tikka T3X Barrell Pitting (Stainless)
Reply #12 - Aug 14th, 2019 at 8:06pm
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People often don't under stand the word stainless, it simply means "stain less"  Roll Eyes  Its not corrosion proof and you still need to clean it.
  
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Re: Tikka T3X Barrell Pitting (Stainless)
Reply #13 - Aug 15th, 2019 at 8:13am
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Yes, stain less, not stain free. Ultimately it's a just tool. It doesn't need to be pretty. Just needs to be looked after enough to be 100% functional.
  
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Re: Tikka T3X Barrell Pitting (Stainless)
Reply #14 - Aug 15th, 2019 at 8:42am
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What a weird thread. Despite all the helpful postings the OP has yet to come back and tell use where the "blemish" is. On the outside surfaces or in the bore? If outside, as already suggested, post a photo.
  
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