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    Tikka T3 30-06

    Just wondering if all standard T3's in 30-06 are 1-11 twist rate?

    Regards,

    Gixer

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixer1 View Post
    Just wondering if all standard T3's in 30-06 are 1-11 twist rate?

    Regards,

    Gixer
    It would appear so, but follow these links.............

    http://www.tikka.fi/pdf/datatables/T...atable2013.pdf

    http://www.tikka.fi/pdf/Tikka_catalogue2002.pdf

    On that basis any other T3 twist-rate would be non-standard.

    U.S. makes seem to be standard 1:10" with a few in 1:12".

    This does make one wonder if a preoccupation with rates of twist matters very much in practice. The only occasion that I've ever seen where this has had an effect is military 5.56mm Nato 62gr - and commercial equivalent designs - fired from standard 1:12" .223 Rem which flew all over the shop. Some shots failed to register even on 4' by 2' target boards at 100M, so only God knows where they went
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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    I gather you had not played with the .243/6mm's much then. Some just hate the 100 grain bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    . Some just hate the 100 grain bullets.
    they're usually 4 legged and furry

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    they're usually 4 legged and furry
    Ahhh actually those I saw were paper and it looked like someone had shot it with SSG. Yet feed the same rifle 85 Grain bullets and the grouping was really good almost one hole even.

    No it was not mine, this is one reason I avoided the .243/6mm ............ then I ended up owning three of them, this particular rifle was a lovely young lady whom now works for a outdoor clothing outlet in Sussex and whom I have known since she was a school girl with long plaits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinistral View Post
    It would appear so, but follow these links.............

    http://www.tikka.fi/pdf/datatables/T...atable2013.pdf

    http://www.tikka.fi/pdf/Tikka_catalogue2002.pdf

    On that basis any other T3 twist-rate would be non-standard.

    U.S. makes seem to be standard 1:10" with a few in 1:12".

    This does make one wonder if a preoccupation with rates of twist matters very much in practice. The only occasion that I've ever seen where this has had an effect is military 5.56mm Nato 62gr - and commercial equivalent designs - fired from standard 1:12" .223 Rem which flew all over the shop. Some shots failed to register even on 4' by 2' target boards at 100M, so only God knows where they went
    That's what I was getting at, it appears Tikka went for non standard but I wondered if the 1-11 was the new standard.

    regards,
    ​Gixer

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    My tikka 243 wont shoot 100 grains all over the place! 85 or 87 hornady and it groups 1/2 inch

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