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#3031437 - 01/12/17 12:27 PM Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection
Kendall Hadden Offline
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Registered: 02/18/13
Posts: 13
Loc: Georgia
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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#3031526 - 01/12/17 04:44 PM Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection [Re: Kendall Hadden]
TripleDeuce660 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 2913
Loc: Las Vegas Nevada
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.
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#3031546 - 01/12/17 05:19 PM Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection [Re: Kendall Hadden]
todbartell Offline
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Registered: 07/10/01
Posts: 648
Loc: BC, Canada
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.
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#3031555 - 01/12/17 05:48 PM Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection [Re: TripleDeuce660]
tripod3 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 8663
Loc: WA
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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#3031626 - 01/12/17 09:24 PM Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection [Re: Kendall Hadden]
jbfastcat Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 308
Loc: Wisc
Mine absolutely loves the black hills gold red box 50 grain v-max.

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#3031815 - 01/13/17 12:59 PM Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection [Re: Kendall Hadden]
Kendall Hadden Offline
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Registered: 02/18/13
Posts: 13
Loc: Georgia
Thanks everyone for the input. I have only tried heavier ammo. I will have to try some 50-60 grain ammo.

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#3031886 - 01/13/17 04:13 PM Re: Tikka T3 223 1 in 8 Twist Ammo Selection [Re: Kendall Hadden]
K9SNIPER Offline
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Registered: 01/07/15
Posts: 156
Loc: MN
ULTRAMAX 52 gr HP are very good for mine. Great coyote bullet, too.
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