Bullet for tikka 300wsm

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  1. jtr1997

    jtr1997 Well-Known Member

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    I have tried 180 accubonds 180 Barnes ttsx and 180 sst with no groups better than .9 at 100. I have used rl19 imr 4831 and 4350 and h4831 and 4350 and imr 7828. Fed 210match wlmr and cci 250 primers. I have some rl22 I'm going to try with the 180 sst. I'm considering trying 185 Berger classic hunter or 190 Accubond lr any body tried these bullets in a tikka?
     
  2. Trm82

    Trm82 Well-Known Member

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    My t3 300 wsm shot the 168 ttsx 0.5" @200 yards at 3240 fps with RL17.
     
  3. jtr1997

    jtr1997 Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks I figured the 1:11 twist was better with 180 but I might try 168 or 165
     
  4. Waynzee

    Waynzee Well-Known Member

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    I would use 165 gr. Sierra G.K. and R17 or IMR4451 if you can get the IMR powder.
     
  5. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    I think you are onto it here. I think the 165 is the sweet spot for a 1:11 twist. It will shoot the 180s but I think it will really tighten up with 165s. Have seen similar results with a Sako 300 WSM with 1:11 twist.
     
  6. wvelkhunter

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    I run 210 grain berger hunting vlds with H4350 in mine.
     
  7. jaeger19

    jaeger19 Well-Known Member

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    I had same problem with 180 grain ttsx. I think all copper bullets are too long for the twist in tikka. I dropped to barnes 168 ttsx and .5 moa at two hundred yards. I use win 760.
     
  8. jtr1997

    jtr1997 Well-Known Member

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    I got some 168 Berger classic hunter I loaded with imr4831 and a cci250 primer. Going to shoot them this morning.