I have been playing with a tikka t3 light 25-06 toped with a Nikon Monarch 5.5-16. I used 100 and 115 balistic tips, 100 sierra game kings, 117 hornady bullits. For Powders mainly IMR 4831 and 4350. I broke in the barrel cleaning in between the first 12 shots and then every 3 shots for another 12 using some 75 g. hornadys I had and it was puting them all in a group around 3/4 inch. I thought I had a good shooting rifle but after the the break in was done I started trying to find a load with 100 to 117 grain bullits and the gun is driving me nuts. Iv'e been using wipe out to keep the barrel clean but it won't do any better than 1 1/2 to 2 inch groups. I pulled the stock and sanded out the forearm to make shure the barrel is free floating. I have pillar bedded remm. and win. actions myself with good results. I'm not quite shure how to bed these tikka lites. the action seems to fit the stock quite well. The plastic stock seems to be a harder material and better quality than the cheap synthetics on most guns nowdays. I have had a savage and a remington 25-06 in the past and they all have been fussy to get to group under an inch. I love the 25-06 cartridge but I'm about ready to give up and try a 7mm-08 or a 260. Thanks for any tips anyone has.