I'm wondering if anyone is using 200gr bullets with their Tikka in 300 WSM. I had one a few years ago that shot well (1 MOA with 180gr factory ammo), but I foolishly sold that rifle. Since I didn't reload at that time, I never paid any attention to what the max COAL was for the WSM in that rifle. I've searched this forum and others and haven't find the info I want. Maybe I need to head to the gunstore with my calipers!
1. What COAL are you able to use in the Tikka mags for WSM cartridges?
2. What velocities are you getting with 200gr bullets? Most interested in the 200gr Accubonds.
By the way, I do have a T3 in 300 Win Mag. I load 200gr Accubonds to 3.34" (could go a touch longer) with Hodgdon's max charge of Retumbo. Velocity is low, but I'm getting 1/2" groups (3-shot) at 100 yards.
This rifle has a 6-24x50mm Bushnell tactical, ACI, level, 20 MOA rail, etc. on it and weighs 9 lbs total. I got it to be my "budget 600 yard deer/elk" rifle. I'm thinking of getting another T3 in 300 Win or 300 WSM for a lightweight back-up. I'd probably put a lighter and more compact scope on the new T3.