Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection

Posted by: Kendall Hadden

Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection - 01/12/17 12:27 PM

For those that have a Tikka 223 with a 1 in 8 twist, what box ammo are you finding that is the most accurate? What grain bullet and powder should I look into when I start reloading for this gun? Thanks for your help.
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Posted by: TripleDeuce660

Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection - 01/12/17 04:44 PM

I have not ammo tested too much because I got moa on the first try. Hornady 55 gr sp. in the 50 round box.

black hills Barnes 62gr tsx is shoots about the same.
Posted by: todbartell

Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection - 01/12/17 05:19 PM

My 8 twist Tikka shoots most everything great, from 40gr Vmax to 75gr Amax. The new Hornady 73gr ELD ammo would be awesome I bet.
Posted by: tripod3

Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection - 01/12/17 05:48 PM

I do not reload and friends that do say they .223 is not real picky on powder. Many use Benchmark others have used varget, reloader 15, 8208.
Factory loads have done very well for me shooting 40-55 grains in Tikka's and Sako's.
The Ultramax 50 gr Nosler factory reloads have done extremely well in 1-8 twist for me. 50 gr Blitzking Black Hills blue box group and kill nice too.
That twist will certainly shoot heavier bullets just no need for me.
Here is a pic with ultramax-nosler. Can't remember if this is Tikka or Sako rifle, both 1-8 twist;

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Posted by: jbfastcat

Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection - 01/12/17 09:24 PM

Mine absolutely loves the black hills gold red box 50 grain v-max.
Posted by: Kendall Hadden

Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection - 01/13/17 12:59 PM

Thanks everyone for the input. I have only tried heavier ammo. I will have to try some 50-60 grain ammo.
Posted by: K9SNIPER

Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection - 01/13/17 04:13 PM

ULTRAMAX 52 gr HP are very good for mine. Great coyote bullet, too.