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    Hi,Just bought a Tikka T3 lite,wondering if anyone knows what factory ammo shoots best groups, cheers.

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    Who can say?
    whats good in one t3 maybe crap in another.
    buy a box of 20 or scrounge some different makes weights and shoot them.
    make sure you clean and run in the barrel and don't let it heat up.

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    Distinguished Member tartinjock's Avatar
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    Mine likes Federal Powershok, PPU and Remington all 55gr SP bullets.

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    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    I use Federal Powershok, 55 grains, in my Sako 85 and they group well.

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    yes your have to try some different brands to see for yourself.

    some i would try are
    sako gameheads
    winchester silvertips

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    50g Norma V Max, shoots under 3/4"at 100 yards all day in my T3 Hunter Deluxe.

    Reaching out today to well over 350 yards at the Catton rifle shoot & hitting fox & hare sized targets no problem.

    Life should be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving skidding in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!

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    hi mate i use 55 grain ppu bullets great price at just 11 ish a box group well and knock foxes down a treat

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    22.250 Ammo

    Thanks everyone ,i zeroed it in with Winchester silvertip could'nt get a group at all,then tried vederal v shok which were much better.Does the rifle need to bed in and if so how many rounds would it take?how often do any of you clean your barrel and how thourghly,cheers
    Last edited by Bramble; 18-07-2011 at 21:20.

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    hi mate i always give the barrel a good scrum before firing any shots down it when new.
    just to get any of the crap out they put into them when shipped to the dealer.

    on my cf rifles i always patch them after use. even if its not copper or carbon cleaner. just get most of the rubbish out. before putting them away.

    if you have fired a good number of shots then clean them with the copper or carbon cleaner next day

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    My 22.250 load was always 55gr Vmax, i used these to shoot out a barrel in my 1st 22.250,replacment was a Tika Tlite,but this will not stablise 55 grainers,but likes any 50 grainers

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