Tikka T3 Lite 22-250 Accuracy?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Mach 3, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Mach 3

    Mach 3 New Member

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    I'm considering buying a Tikka T3 Lite in 22-250. Tikka puts a 1:14 twist rifling in barrels chambered in 22-250. I am concerned that the gun will not shoot 55 gr. bullets well. Does anybody have any real world experience shooting the T3 Lite rifle in this chambering. I have a Sako L46 chambered in 222 Rem. that is rifled 1:14. It always shot 50 gr. bullets exceptionally well but would always send 55 gr. bullets down range half sideways.
     
  2. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Get the tikka, it'll be fine. A 22-250 is just a touch faster than the 222.:cool:
    Tikka's have been dang accurate from what I've seen and heard. I have one in 270 and it's great.
     

  3. LongRangeLapua

    LongRangeLapua Active Member

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    Your fine pushing 55's in the 1:14....It's been done countless times before.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    yep itll work just fine. but thats about it. I shoot the 52gr Flat Base Bergers in mine and it shoots well.
     
  5. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    Most 55 grain bullets will stablize in a 14 twist barrel. But the 53 grain Vmax won't in any gun I've been around. The 55 grain Vmax seems to work very well in a 14 twist, but has a lower B/C than the 53 grain bullet.
    gary