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Thread: Tikka T3 1-8 twist or 1-12 twist

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    Tikka T3 1-8 twist or 1-12 twist

    hi People

    I am going buy myself a T3 .223 that I will be using for Fox Geese and Target, I have been told by a good friend who is well into all this that I need to get a T3 with a 24" barrel with a 1-8 twist, (he has a 24" 1-8)

    So after spending a morning on the phone to all the RFD in Hampshire and some in Wiltshire I only found 1 new 20" Lite Stainless with a 1-8 twist,(898) all the others are 1-12 and there are not many second hand ones out there in either twist.

    So is it worth waiting for a 1-8 that I have read cope with a heavier round better or is the 1-8 only going to make a difference with long rang target shooting.

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    I have a 1-8" and one of the new 1-10" stainless guns. I'd get the 1-10 unless you plan to shoot heavy bullets exclusively.~Muir

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    i didn`t know they are doing a 1-10 as well. is that for the .223

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    stick with the 1-12 ive had a 1-8 twist .223 and unless your going to be spending a lot of time on the range shooting at longer ranges then i wouldnt bother

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    1 in 12" if your looking to shoot bullets from 40 to 55 grains and 1 in 8" for heavier bullets was the advice I found when looking for a .223

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    1 in 8 all the way you can still shoot 55s up to 80s for range work.if you want to shoot lighter then a 204 would be a better tool.just my opinion
    atb mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie223 View Post
    i didn`t know they are doing a 1-10 as well. is that for the .223
    Yes. It's a stainless T-3 Lite .223. Shoots everything from 40 to 60 grains well.~Muir

    FWIW: When I picked up my 7-08 Tikka they had several blue .223, 1-10" guns as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triggersqueezer View Post
    1 in 8 all the way you can still shoot 55s up to 80s for range work.if you want to shoot lighter then a 204 would be a better tool.just my opinion
    atb mike
    Funny that for the kind of work we put a .223 to here (coyotes, prairiedogs, other vermin) a 55 grain bullet is on the heavy side. Only really used if you're planning on shooting deer. I shoot 40 and 53 grain bullets from all of mine.~Muir

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    so a 1-8 is a good all rounder. but I just need to find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie223 View Post
    so a 1-8 is a good all rounder. but I just need to find one.
    or a cheap action so you can stick a border etc of your choosing.

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