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    Quote Originally Posted by Stimpy View Post
    Hi Rambo and Tfoye, thanks for the constructive comments, I went back and had another look at my groups and it is .51MOA (C to C) at 100 meters with the 34.5gr load so I might load up a few at that level and run them through the chrono and see what FPS I’m getting (unfortunately I forgot my chrono the day I shot them, so not sure of the velocity) if it’s fast enough then I might settle on that load. I was shooting off a front sandbag and rear ears, but I’m no expert so perhaps I’ve already reached the point where I’m not going to get much better… Cheers
    Groups are always Measured Center to Center mate
    .5moa ctc is a bloody good group for a factory rifle
    Remember tikka’s are Guaranteed to shoot 1moa from the factory
    So you are already 50% better than the Expectation

    Not saying it couldn’t do better with a bit more playing and a better rest infact it probably can ive seen tikka rifles that shoot consistently to .3moa but the owners have all the top end loading gear dies alone worth more than an entire basic reloading set up
    The neck tension etc being very consistent very very consistent charges and super consistent length and runout messurements

    If you’re new to reloading your Probably making do with cheaper less consistent gear (could be Wrong) and less experience
    What im saying is that if you are new to reloading (think I read that in the original post)
    You are doing very well loading ammunition that dose .5moa constantly you are doing very well wouldn’t be complaining at all with that

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    If your getting 1/2 at 100m you are there.
    Load all your rounds and go shooting.
    That was the best bit of advice I ever got from a guy that knows!

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    Thanks for the replies guys, yep I think I’ll settle on .5 MOA. Correct in that I’m only using lower end gear (Lee press and dies), but I was pretty happy with less than 1 thou runout. Perhaps I watched too many YouTube videos of groups touching and had unrealistic expectations. Will buy a Forster set at some stage, happy to spend the cash on good gear, but with young kids and living in the heart of Jaffaland, getting out to shoot is more of a challenge than buying gear. I might try some experimentation with primers and leave it at that.
    Still after the elusive 300 yard magpie…

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    On average, I'd think the T3 is one of the very best actions in terms of not upsetting a cartridge on chambering. They are generally butter smooth in feeding and are certainly the best of my eight+ other actions.
    Absolutely agree with you there. But depending how much of the tip is dangling, and it's ogive shape, It's not inconcievable that you could bend things if cycling fast.
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