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    Tikka .223 barrel twist?

    Quick question, Tikka T3 .223, 1 in 8" or 1 in 12"?

    Recommendations/thoughts please........

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    Official Cheese Shaman Spanners's Avatar
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    1:8 is what my Lite SS is

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    Hows it go with 50-55gns? I can't see me needing to ever go lighter than this.

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    mine shoots 55gr vmax's fine. and loves 65gr game kings seated to mag length with 26gr 2206h.

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    The 1-8 works great with the 75 Amax
    1000yds is fun, 1500yds is getting interesting, 2000yds is exciting, 2500yds will blow your mind

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    If you think you will ever want to shoot the 69sp or higher BC pills for game or LR varminting etc get the 1-8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H View Post
    Hows it go with 50-55gns? I can't see me needing to ever go lighter than this.
    That's all I shoot

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    1:8

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    What weight would a 1:9 max out at?

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    1:9 shoots 69s easy - not run anythign bigger through my one

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    I've even shot 80gn SMK through my 1 in 8" .223.
    They grouped fine, even seated to fit the mag, so go the 1 in 8" twist.
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    1-8

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    Why restrict yourself.1/8. Now own 3 of them.Some are dedicated i.e 53 gr Sierra ,63 gr Sierra and 62 gr Barnes.They are "all" highly necessary.

 

 

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