Tikka T3 308: Favorite Ammo

General RE LEE

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I’m getting somewhat inconsistent results with my Tikka T3 308 with the long range bullets like the 178 grain ELDx. The barrel twist is 1:11.

What ammo did your Tikka T3 308 like best?
 

CO_Guy

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My T3 likes anything 150gn and shoots them extremely well. I can dial in very good 165gn class loads but it definitely prefers 150.
 

mobenzowner

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Just got a new t3x Veil Wideland and it shot SGK #2140 165 grains under 1/2" on my seating depth test. It also shoots the SGK 150's very well. Seems the Tikka 's like the bullets in that weight range.
 

Goodtobetheking

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With a twist rate of only 1:11, you might have difficulty with the longer, heavier bullets. The 308 Lapua Scenar 155gr ammo might work well, and the bullet has a good BC for 155gr (will stay supersonic to 1000+ yards). I had an 18" barreled rifle in 308 in which they worked well (my twist was 1:10).
 

RMorris

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Mine likes the 168 a max. I’m looking to try 168 tipped SMKs. 155 factory loaded scenarios were not stellar, but 150 accubonds shot well.
 

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1:11 is too slow for 178gr, a bit too slow for 168's as well but much better. Ideal overall twist is 1:8 to 1:10 .
 

Tommo64

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I have read elsewhere that that 175 gr bullets are optimal for 11" twist barrels. My T3X has shot between 150 and 180 gr bullets successfully. Personally, I wouldn't go any heavier with the 308.
 

waspocrew

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168 Amax shot excellent out of my T3 308. Never tried anything heavier because I didn't see the point in changing things up with such good results.
 

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