re-barrleing Tikka .270wsm

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by tikkat3270wsm, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. tikkat3270wsm

    tikkat3270wsm Well-Known Member

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    I am finally getting to re-barrel my Tikka, and i will be loading some Matrix 165gr .277's. What twist for the heavy bullets. Right now I am shooting 140's in a 1in 10, I was wondering if 1-8 would be better. Am thinking of a 4 groove. Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Craig

    P.S.
    Will have the chance to shoot whistle pigs out past 600 here in Pa
     

  2. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    Who did your work? I have a Sako that i need the barrel set back on.
     

  3. tikkat3270wsm

    tikkat3270wsm Well-Known Member

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    I live in eastern Pa and the smith i will be using here is Superior Gunsmithing& Custom Shop LLC (610) 693-6004. Nice shop, Man is very easy to talk to, takes the time to answer any questions. Never felt rushed when talking on the phone or in the shop. E-mail is Www.superiorgunsmithing.com.
    Good luck, let me know how you make out.
    Craig
     
  4. mrbigtexan

    mrbigtexan Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking at an 8 twist barrel myself from pac-nor for the same thing! Only in 270 win though. Keep us updated to know what you get and how well it works
     
  5. tikkat3270wsm

    tikkat3270wsm Well-Known Member

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    I have a Brux 4 groove 8 twist ordered. After talking to one of the owners over there that is what I settled on. I like the thought of a cut rifled barrle and the service I got on the phone was great. I know Len uses Brux on his guns. Will let you know when the build is complete and post some pics.
     
  6. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth I'd get 5R rifling and hand lapping. Maybe get a bit faster twist for heavy/ high BC bullets - say 1 revolution in 9.5 inches.
     
  7. tikkat3270wsm

    tikkat3270wsm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks litehiker. All Brux barrels are hand lapped. Will see how 4 groove works with the 175 gr matrix
     
  8. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 300 wsm. one thing I would be concerned about with shooting the heavier bullets in the wsm is the loss of case capacity. With my 300, the heaviest I would go without having a long action is 185 grain - beyond that, I don't have the case capacity to get the velocity to make the heavier bullet give the advantage over the lighter ones.