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Picked up my new Tikka today!

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T1x in .22 LR. Swapped the stock to one I had on my main shootin’ iron, a stainless T3 in 7mm-08. I replaced the painted stock with a B&C, so the painted stock has been sitting in the closet. The paint job cost me $50 so I figure I need to get my money out of it.

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Not quite as smooth in the bolt as my .17, but nothing is. When I swapped stocks I reduced the trigger to about a pound and a half, very crisp. Talley 11mm dovetail lows are on the way and I have a Leupold VX2 3-9 x 40 waiting.

I expect very good things.




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That’s a beauty!!! Congrats.
 
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Mine seems to prefer the CCI standard velocity, but shoots most everything I have tried in it around 1/2" at 50 yards... FWIW.
 
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I put the scope on this morning. Leupold VX-2 3-9x40, matte duplex, made in 2015, still in the wrapper. Talley rimfire rings. Top screw 20 inch/lbs, bottom screw 25, tighten the bottom screw first.

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The trigger is light and crisp. I’m expecting wonderful things.



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Did a bunch of testing with my T1X in 22 LR today.
Groups are 5 shots at 50 yards shooting prone with a bi-pod and squeeze bag.
Chronograph results are the small numbers in blue pen with the average circled and the extreme spread just outside the circle.
Small numbers in blue pen near the group are the group measurement center to center.
Super surprised at the CCI Velocitor and Stinger ammo, not typical for the hyper velocity stuff to shoot that well.
More testing needed, just to drive myself crazy!

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Found that when I remove the "shoehorn" type device under the barrel just ahead of the receiver my groups got more consistent.
 

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