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Tikka T3 7mm Rem Mag Accuracy Problem

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Unread 03-22-2013, 09:14 AM
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Re: Tikka T3 7mm Rem Mag Accuracy Problem

coarse- this is from 2008??
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Unread 03-26-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: Tikka T3 7mm Rem Mag Accuracy Problem

Get rid of the rings for sure. I didn't have the the $ to change them on mine. The scope would slide back, fixed it by putting friction paper between scope and rings.

My T3 7Rm doesn't like to be shot more than 3 or 4 rounds back to back. Let the barrel cool between each shot and it'll put them into one hole with the right load.
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Unread 08-30-2014, 11:44 PM
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Re: Tikka T3 7mm Rem Mag Accuracy Problem

Same thing my son experienced with his Tikka T3 Lite in 300wsm. Going to the 180 grain bullets gave him very good accuracy, while 165 and lighter were totally confusing as to why groups were poor.
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Unread 09-01-2014, 04:19 PM
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Re: Tikka T3 7mm Rem Mag Accuracy Problem

Originally Posted by OregonElkSlayer View Post
I recently purchase a Tikka T3 Lite 7mm Rem Mag and out of the box I was very pleased with it. I took it to the range and my first two shots with the gun were within .55 inches of each other (the rifle was not yet zeroed). After the initial two shots I had a very hard time getting the rifle to group anywhere near the advertised 3 shot MOA rating.

This is my first time shooting a Magnum cartridge, but I purchased a Cabela's lead sled to eliminate recoil from the equation when shooting problems occurred.

Has anyone else had such accuracy problems with their magnum rifles?
I waited about seven minutes between each shot, but the barrel still gets pretty hot after more than four shots.

How many shots and how long between them should I wait to zero or judge accuracy on a magnum rifle?

The rifle came with Tikka's standard rings / base combo (which supports the Nikon Monarch 2.5-10X 42mm Mildot scope), could the rings be moving under the stress of a magnum cartridge?

Any ideas or similar trouble with the cartridge or rifle or technique?

thanks...I need this to work soon for elk season?
Just throwing this out there...I had a leased and it ended up running my scope...granted it was a burris fullfield II which is by no means an amazing scope but the scope was fine...then I started using the sled and one day my groups went to hell. My scope no longer held zero. Sent scope back to burris. They replaced it in 2 weeks with a brand new one. The slip in the box said the internal on the other scope wet to messed for then to repair. Needless to say the sled sits in my garage and I now shoot off a front rest with rear bag set up or bipod.
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Unread 09-01-2014, 09:36 PM
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Re: Tikka T3 7mm Rem Mag Accuracy Problem

My son is using a ledsled. Since his Vortex packed it in he has used a Zeiss and no issues with 180 gr ammo. His rifle does not appear to like lighter bullets. I will however, pass your comments on to him. His hunting buddy however has used the Led sled with his Sako Finnlight and unknown scope for several years with no issues.
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Unread 09-02-2014, 11:04 AM
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Re: Tikka T3 7mm Rem Mag Accuracy Problem

Could be the rings...replace them. After that, shoot the gun with a front rest and rear bag...get a better recoil pad if you are sensitive to recoil.

Led sleds should never be used for sight in IMO.
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