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Old 01-08-2012, 01:30 PM
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The first time i shot it sighting it in it seemed to be adjusting correctly then since that it has done what you said. Any suggestions on copper solvent?

I have been using Barnes CR-10 and also used bore foam and both seems to work well. I do this outside as it is a bit messy.

1 Remove bolt
2 place muzzle down on rag, vertical
3 apply lots of cleaner to chamber and allow it to find its way to muzzle thru riflings
4 let it soak for about 30 minutes
5 patch it out
6 KEEP DOING THIS UNTIL THE PATCHES ARE CLEAN OF POWDER AND COPPER BOTH (no green, blue, or black)
7 apply oil or Hoppes as normal in the barrel
8 run a dry patch thru it to remove excess oil


I have not seen any issues with the solvents hurting any finishes but always try to keep them off of the other parts of the gun. I do this on all of my bigger rifles but my Tikka 270 is the worst, followed by my Sendero 270, not sure why, but these two also shoot the tightest groups when clean.

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:00 PM
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Re: Tikka Accuracy Problems

I have a couple of Tikka T-3's. My .300 WSM copper fouls quickly. 2 years ago before going to Kyrgyzstan for Ibex I found a good load for that gun. Got 1 1/2 inch group at 300 yards. No work on action or barrel all factory. After about 10 shots the groups double in size. Lately I've been using bore tech to clean it.
My Tikka's have the clips so it limits how far out you can seat your bullets. Mine jump a bit to get to the lands. I got my best groups by using Barnes TTSX which seem to generally like to jump into the lands. Some bullets like Berger usually don't like to jump that much. If you reload at all try the Barnes bullets. They are also available in factory loads. Be a good bullet to try. Keep it clean and try several different brands of ammo. Ditto on changing the scope. Good luck. Bruce
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:49 PM
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Re: Tikka Accuracy Problems

I have one more question about the gun. I bought a hornady oal gauge and tried it yesterday with a vmax bullet. I also used a bullet comParator to measure the oal. Although i do not remember the length i get it ended up being about .040 shorter than winchester factory ammo, i double checked myself and still got this. Could there be something messed up with my chamber? The tool is Pretty simple to use and i made sure everything was tight, so im pretty confident im not using the tool wrong. Im measuring to the ogive so oal shouldnt change bullet to bullet should it? Should i just check everything with a bore scope?
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:45 PM
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...Could there be something messed up with my chamber? The tool is Pretty simple to use and i made sure everything was tight, so im pretty confident im not using the tool wrong. Im measuring to the ogive so oal shouldnt change bullet to bullet should it? Should i just check everything with a bore scope?
It's possible the chamber was reamed wrong, but unlikely in a factory rifle. Yes, ogives are different for different bullets. You should use a comparator. You can tell if you're jamming the bullet into the lands. Mark the bullet ogive with a colored marker - dry erase works well. chamber the round, remove carefully and inspect for marks on the ogive.

Based on what others have said, I would also carefully inspect the action screws for tightness and the muzzle crown for damage and/or uneven powder residue.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:56 PM
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Re: Tikka Accuracy Problems

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It's possible the chamber was reamed wrong, but unlikely in a factory rifle. Yes, ogives are different for different bullets. You should use a comparator. You can tell if you're jamming the bullet into the lands. Mark the bullet ogive with a colored marker - dry erase works well. chamber the round, remove carefully and inspect for marks on the ogive.

Based on what others have said, I would also carefully inspect the action screws for tightness and the muzzle crown for damage and/or uneven powder residue.
I used the hornady comparator thats why i was confused when the maximum length found with my oal gauge and a vmax bullet was .040 shorter than the factory winchester to the ogive. I have checked action bolts. Next im gonna look at the barrel with a borescope to make sure its ok then clean well with copper solvent and see what happens
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:16 AM
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Re: Tikka Accuracy Problems

I would have the rifle's chamber checked with a "GO" NO GO" gauges. I have a Remington 700 SPS that took a NO GO gauge. Long story short the barrel was bad from the factory. A brand new unfired barrel that was bad. I noticed that my primers were showing signs of pressure and dimpling. This was with several different types of factory ammo along with some hand loads that were not loaded hot at all.

Like I said before you invest in a new scope or anything else. Just check the chamber. It will save you a lot of time and trouble. And it will give you a place to start

Ryan
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:54 PM
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I looked down my barrel with a flashlight and could see yellow streaks. I bought a bottle of butchs bore shine today and plan to clean it and possibly shoot it tomorow. Hopefully that copper is what is affecting my accuracy
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