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 Post subject: Tikka T3x 22-250 1:8 twist
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:05 pm 

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My Tikka 22-250 fast twist comes in tomorrow. I plan on shooting 64g or 70g Hammer Hunters in it and maybe some 62g Varmageddons. Should make a good truck gun for around the property.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:43 pm 
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I bet a fast twist 22-250 will be an awesome little rifle.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:33 pm 

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My 1:8 twist 22-250 likes IMR 4831 and a 75 gr AMAX. My 1:8 twist .223 Tikka also likes them. Hornaday stopped making the 75 gr AMAX but but I bought enough to last me a long time.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:51 pm 

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I have one of these rifles. If yours shoots like mine, I think you're gonna be very happy.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:12 pm 

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Cool beans. Bet it's a shooter. What do you plan on using it on with those bullets?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:18 pm 

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35.8 gr Rl-16 with a 75 gr Gold dot cuts holes. Velocity is around 3157.

Moving up to 37.0 gr, the bolt gets a little sticky and is pushing them out at 3240 FPS. Both very accurate loads in Lapua brass.


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 Post subject: Re: Tikka T3x 22-250 1:8 twist
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:38 am 

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Thanks, guys.

Those 75gr. Gold dot sound interesting.

ShadeTree, it will be my coyote gun, I have already shot a couple coyotes with 243 Win Hammer Hunters and was pretty impressed. In that gun the Hammers and Varmageddon have almost the same POI at 100 yards.


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 Post subject: Re: Tikka T3x 22-250 1:8 twist
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:01 am 

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AFG270 wrote:
Thanks, guys.

Those 75gr. Gold dot sound interesting.

ShadeTree, it will be my coyote gun, I have already shot a couple coyotes with 243 Win Hammer Hunters and was pretty impressed. In that gun the Hammers and Varmageddon have almost the same POI at 100 yards.


I had that same exact rifle and just recently sold it. BUT I'll tell you what it, it hammered with 75 grain Scirocco, 62 TTSX's, 75 ELD's, etc. It just plain straight out works like crazy. My load I kinda settled on to do everything was 62 TTSX's with 8208 at 3550 or so. I could easily bang steel to 600, worked great for anything I'd use a 250 for. The only reason I sold the little devil was so I could make a 22-250 IMP or a 22 CM on a Model 70, Ruger 77 or whatever else spikes my short attention span.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:46 am 

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This little rifle is amazing. Started with some 50g Nosler BTLF that I bought for my 223 and they never shot very well. This Tikka loves them, I found a nice flat spot around 3650 fps with Varget and they shoot in the same hole. So I bought some 64g Hammer Hunters and worked up a load with StaBall to around 3500 fps and the same thing, all in the same hole at 100 yards. Now I need to stretch it out to 200 and 300 to see how it does.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:01 pm 

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Good stuff AFG. Rifles that shoot like that are fun stuff for sure. And in a light recoiling cartridge makes it even more pleasant. Congratulations.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:42 pm 

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Thanks, ShadeTree. Yes it is a lot of fun, now I can't wait to try it out on a coyote. In the mean time, I am going to shoot the Hammers into water jugs at several different distances to see how they expand.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:18 pm 

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I’ve been playing with 75 gr Speer Gold Dots in mine. Behind RL-16, they can move on down the way.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:14 pm 

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hunt127588 wrote:
I’ve been playing with 75 gr Speer Gold Dots in mine. Behind RL-16, they can move on down the way.

Have you shot anything with the Gold Dots yet? I bet they would make great coyote medicine.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:53 pm 

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AFG270 wrote:
hunt127588 wrote:
I’ve been playing with 75 gr Speer Gold Dots in mine. Behind RL-16, they can move on down the way.

Have you shot anything with the Gold Dots yet? I bet they would make great coyote medicine.


Not yet. I plan to do some deer hunting with them this year.


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