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    .243 factory ammo for tikka t3 lite

    Thinking of buying Tikka T3 Lite in .243. I have no interest in re-loading and was curious as to what is generally considered the 'best' factory ammo and bullet weight to shoot thru' same? I hunt all species of deer in UK and would rather use just one round and not 'chop and change' between species. I use .308 for red/sika, so hunting all others with .243 ! Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

    'Camodog'.

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    What shoots well in mine may not shoot well in yours so yo'd have to try a few anyway.

    I use Hornaday SST both 95 and 75 grain as they group exceedinly well and also the same poi at 100m so no need to adjust scope if I'm heading out after foxes or deer.

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    My T3 shot very well with Federal and Sako 100gr soft points - groups under an inch.

    It shot less well with Norma 100gr soft points and Sako 90gr.

    It also shot very well with most factory loads in the 70-80gr range, but I never used those on deer.

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    I watched a friend zero a new T3 Lite at the weekend. He was using Sako 100's & getting under an inch group.

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    hi try federal 80grain sp

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    My father's does OK with GECO 105gr RNs, but for target use I load Berger 70gr match bullets for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    My T3 shot very well with Federal and Sako 100gr soft points - groups under an inch.

    It shot less well with Norma 100gr soft points and Sako 90gr....
    I've had success with all of these above. I've also used RWS 94gr with success when I had a 243 Ackley. As already stated, your rifle will have its own preferences. Ideally, pick two rounds you like and then get someone to blind test them for you in order to make a final selection.

    Regards JCS

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    Sako 100's for my s/s lite but they're getting harder and harder to find....

    That's why I'm starting to reload

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    thanks for taking the time to offer this info. Shall look forward to experimenting.

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    Hornady superformance 75gr SST shoots well in my howa 243. Also homeload noslers 70gr ballistic tips.

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