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Thread: loads for Tikka T3

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    loads for Tikka T3

    has anyone got any favourite loads for the T3? Not for deer! Fox mainly
    It might save me a lot of experimenting
    trying 38 gr of varget with 70gr noslers tomorrow. It's just a minimum load, but hoping its a good one

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    I take it that its NOT a 50 cal then ?

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    what a pillock I am, sorry, its a .243

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    Hi mate both my rifles are tikka t3 and i found the .222 hates anything over ,50graines aparently the twist rate is not sutable for the heavier bullets my 308 also seems to suffer this problem

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    My favourite fox load for my T3 in .243 cal was 46gn H414, lit by Federal primer, pushing 75gn Vmax.

    This is reaching the top of specs for that powder, but showed no signs of over pressure in my rifle and was superbly accurate.

    I started working up from 42gn powder to be on the safe side.

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    I've got a Tikka T3 in .243 and it seamed to like 75grn Hornady HP and H4350 powder lite by CCI 200 Benchrest Primer's unfortunalty I lost the load data with my computer so you'll have to have a play but it was a real tack driver of a load, pleasent to shoot and put shot after shot in through the same hole at 100m.

    If you can get hold of the a Hornday Reloading manual that what I used. For H4350 use between 42.9 gr 3100FPS and absolute Max load of 46.7gr 3400fps. I'd advise to stay below the max just to be on the safe side.

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    I have just got my T3 in .243 and have only put RWS 100grn factory ammo through it, so far very good so looking forwards to what I can load I have a box of Speer 105grn ready in the cupboard.


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    Let us know how you get on with them, 105gr bullet's are supose to difficult to stabalise in .243 rifles unless the rifle's got a twist rate of at least 1 in 10 or less.I think the TIkka might be able to do it.


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    How very dare you!
    You know I use the 25-06 on the bigger beasts!!
    .243 spot on for the Roe and Fox.

    Down on Sunday pm see you there if your out.


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