Tekka and acc L.R. bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by coquitlam, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. coquitlam

    coquitlam Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I am just starting to get stuff together to for the first time to reload. I have a Tekka 30.06 that I want to use the l.r. accubond 190 grain. .I have seen in other threads that some people have a hard time to seat to the lands with some calibers on longer bullets with this gun as it is limited by the magazine length. Would the 30.06 have this issue
  2. bbutturff

    bbutturff Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    I would suggest you get an OAL gauge and measure the distance from the bolt face to the lands. It's been my experience that Tikka's have a lot of freebore. For example, my Tikka T3 Lite 300 WSM magazine measures 2.91" but that doesn't get me anywhere close to the lands. When shooting 180 gr Sierra Matchkings loaded to an OAL of 2.90 I'm still jumping them a whopping .170"

    But the accuracy is still great so I don't worry about being close to the lands.

  3. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    My problem with my tikka T3 is the free bore is plenty, but if I go 20 thousands off the lands and grooves with Berger VLD'S, I cant fit the round in the magazine (too long) so my jump is more like 50 thousands. I went back to SMK instead, I will try the Hybrids when I get a chance