Tikka 300 WM load recommendations

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Rick Richard, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    For the guys who have experience with Tikka rifles in 300 WM, I am looking for load recipes for 180 grain pills.

    I can't seem to get the rifle to shoot moa. I have shot various factory loads and some reloads using Reloader 22 and 180 Accubonds without much success.

    Any info will be much appreciated

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Have no experience with Tikka, but let me ask, is the rifle bedded?
     
  3. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    Try a load of either 81gr of H1000 or 82.5gr of RE25, both loads are max and shoot to .25MoA in my custom rifle.

    Cheers.
    gun)
     
  4. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    The rifle is set into a B & C Medalist stock which has the aluminum frame. So, not bedded with Devcon or any bedding material
     
  5. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    That aluminium block doesn't do anything except make an aluminium pillar. That's only half the job, surface bedding and free floating helps a lot for the accuracy.
     
  6. Rem700addict

    Rem700addict Well-Known Member

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    In a factory rifle if you use the RL25 I'd drop back to 78grns and work your way up as I thought 80grns was max with 180 pills. With 180's I've also had good luck with h4831, not the fastest but seemed very accurate.
     
  7. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Checked the barrel for free float and I can run a dollar bill all the way up to the action.

    As mentioned, maybe bedding will be the next step after I try a few more load recipes to ensure additional cost is worth it in this factory gun.
     
  8. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Well if it won't shoot MOA then bedding it is definitely worth it. I would be angry though if a factory rifle didn't shoot 1inch groups after putting a high dollar stock on it that was free floated. No offense but I will stand clear from Tikka rifles.