Tikka Hunter Stainless Steel

nwmnbowhunter

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I made 2 changes: Mounted a Zeiss, Cleaned it really well, keeping in mind this is a new rifle, and only the 2nd range trip.
It's grouping much much better, not MOA, but Elk accurate. Probably 2" groups. It's certainly acceptable now for hunting.
Did you take the action off the stock and make sure it's seated correctly? 3 T3s here and each one pounds holes.

Also have a kimber that pounds... how does yours shoot?
 

the blur

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I never did anything else. Just what I posted.
My Kimber is a turd. Shoots great, but the magazine design is problematic. Mag jams, cycling jams, total ***. Can't do much with an accurate rifle if it doesn't feed reliably.
 

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I will certainly sell the Kimber. M84. 25 rounds through it. 7mm-08. With DNZ scope mount.
You can call Kimber and get a new magazine, and it'll be fine.
Make me an offer.
 

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The good ole I tried nothing and I'm all out of ideas. There was people way back saying to switch the scope, check the recoil lug etc. and you refused and now your sad you wasted ammo. Shouldn't have an issue getting a new scope but it would have been easy to check when you noticed the issue before you started wasting ammo.
 

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The good ole I tried nothing and I'm all out of ideas. There was people way back saying to switch the scope, check the recoil lug etc. and you refused and now your sad you wasted ammo. Shouldn't have an issue getting a new scope but it would have been easy to check when you noticed the issue before you started wasting ammo.
isn't that what I did??? I switched out the scope, process of elimination. Spent ammo testing it again. and then I sent it to a gun smith for confirmation.
 

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isn't that what I did??? I switched out the scope, process of elimination. Spent ammo testing it again. and then I sent it to a gun smith for confirmation.
From what I read you didn't try anything and went and bought a new rifle and then claimed that it was also inaccurate.
 

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I did buy a Kimber. But I mounted a Zeiss on the Tikka, and mounted the bad Swar Z8 on the Kimber. Process of elimination. The Tikka started shooting amazing, and the Kimber, I physically saw the scope (bad Z8) jump off paper. Then I had to re-sight it in all over again.
The Kimber has a lousy magazine design. I would never trust it for hunting. I off loaded the Kimber.
 

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I did buy a Kimber. But I mounted a Zeiss on the Tikka, and mounted the bad Swar Z8 on the Kimber. Process of elimination. The Tikka started shooting amazing, and the Kimber, I physically saw the scope (bad Z8) jump off paper. Then I had to re-sight it in all over again.
The Kimber has a lousy magazine design. I would never trust it for hunting. I off loaded the Kimber.
I'm confused why you didn't check the recoil lug and swap scopes in the first place. The two most likely sources of your trouble are also the two easiest issues to diagnose. You could have done both in 30 minutes.
 

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Surely going to the range is part of the testing & isolation process.
Yes but you needed to test anyway even with the new rifle. That time can not be included in the time required to put on a different scope and check the lug.

There is no possible way that it would not have been easier, faster and cheaper to put a different scope on and check the lug and then head back to the range.

Hell you should have the tools at the range to check the lug and if you happened to have another rifle/scope with you could have done it all there.
 
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