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Old 03-27-2003, 08:28 AM
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Location: Whidbey Isl. WA.
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FYI: Everyone loves to hear when something works well. well..I have one in a 17 rem. I love it! short but proper break-in, clean btwn first 10 rounds. And it shot 1/4 in groups out of the box! I hand load 25 gr hornady hp's to 4,200 fps. I had them up to 4,400 fps but at 388,000 rpm they came apart at 40-60 yds. That was not possible by the way without plate plus " from sprinco!!!!
I lubed the barrel and the bullets! They were zipping so fast! I would have had a point of aim to 200+ yds, within1"!!! And some friends have em in .223 and 22-250. Can't give you their specs but they love them. I don't know what the hell GUN TEST mag did but they screwed the pooch on that one. Grab last yr's model if you can / want one. (The tikka is a SAKO with two lugs instead of three. same factory, metalurgy, same machines, machinists, etc.) The new ones
may be spec'd out different by Beretta-the importer) so ask. happy shooting, Jim
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Old 03-27-2003, 08:34 AM
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ps-I'm no expert either. three others have the 17 rem and are tgt shooters extrordinare-they get one hole groups. Think about it, one hole with a 17 is awefully darn small. not touching would be touching with a 22! and a factory stock rifle!! $630.rings inc!
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:05 AM
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Location: McNeal, AZ
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A few friends of mine have a Tikka in 17 Remington and love them as well.

Try the 25 grain Berger Match bullets. I can push them faster than the Hornady's. I run them just over 4300 fps in a hunting load, that groups just under .5" at 100 yards. I'm sighted for 200 yards, that makes it 5/8" high at 130, and only 1.5" low at 250.

Still waiting for a new set of dies to come in to start working on an accuracy load.
If I can kill that coyote from here, Will you walk out to get him?
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