Originally Posted by kessingm
The 165 grain Matrix is shooting well out of my Tikka, which has a 10" twist. The bullets don't seem to have any trouble stabilizing. I have not shot the 175gr Matrix, as I'm not sure how they would do. I have tried a number of different powders and Retumbo seems to work the best as far as accuracy and consistent velocity. I am sure I could load hotter, but I am getting 2,825 fps, which I am happy with.
Thanks for the info. Mine's got a 9.5 twist, still don't know if that's enough for the 175's, but sounds like it's plenty for the 165's.
It appeared to me that the shot hit lungs and spine.......??
Did the bullet exit? If not, did you find it? If you found it, I'd be interested in hearing what it looked like and if it exited, how large was the exit wound?
Once again, very nicely done!