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    Odd jumping about...

    I looked at the Tikka 2014 catalog and the 1-10" twist .223 is no longer offered! They are back to the 1-8" twist and 1-12" twist. I wonder what makes them jump around on twist rates?? The 1-10 is remarkably accurate with bullets from 40 to 60 grns. Loves 50 grain.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    I looked at the Tikka 2014 catalog and the 1-10" twist .223 is no longer offered! They are back to the 1-8" twist and 1-12" twist. I wonder what makes them jump around on twist rates?? The 1-10 is remarkably accurate with bullets from 40 to 60 grns. Loves 50 grain.~Muir
    Mandrels wear out, maybe? ... And other Mandrels need to be used up, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SL6.5 View Post
    Mandrels wear out, maybe? ... And other Mandrels need to be used up, maybe?
    That kind of tooling wears out regularly and needs to be remade many times during a production cycle. I think perhaps that people saw it as neither fish nor fowl. Funny that of the 1-8" and 1-10" twist, the 1-10" gives the finest accuracy. I have never seen a 1-12" twist so i can't comment on it.~Muir

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    Maybe they copped on that they already have a problematic set-up with their 1/10 243's that sometimes shoot 100gr sometimes not.
    Anyway if I'd get another T3 223 it would be in 1/12 and stay with 52/55gr
    edi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejg View Post
    Maybe they copped on that they already have a problematic set-up with their 1/10 243's that sometimes shoot 100gr sometimes not.
    Anyway if I'd get another T3 223 it would be in 1/12 and stay with 52/55gr
    edi
    I don't know about their 1-10 .243's but as i said, the 1-10" .223 is amazingly accurate. I commented in an earlier post about a friend of mine head-punching prairiedogs at 270 yards? This was the gun that he did it with, using 50 grain V-Max. I'm tempted to go get another.~Muir

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    Try e mailing their tech dept. You never know, sometimes you get a useable answer. Sometimes not! All depends who picks it up.

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