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bsa1917hunter

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This is an old thread, but I'll share my latest Tikka with you. Recently I've been bitten by the 6.5 creedmoor bug and wanted to have one in the Tikka superlite for an all around deer and elk hunting rifle. I've been working on loads for this one and it looks pretty promising:

Rifle has leupold dual dovetail mounts and rings. In this pic, it is wearing a Zeiss 3-9x42 rifle scope, but I have since switched to a Burris 4.5-14x42, which is a better power range for my needs:
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Here are some of the more recent loads I've been working with:
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The one I am most excited about is a load I developed last weekend:
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I'm thinking this load will turn in some sub moa 10 shot groups. These Tikka's are good shooters and they are nice and light. What more could a guy want? Well, maybe another one right? :p Oh, I forgot, I let my buddy shoot the same load I decided was a keeper last weekend and this is how he did with my rifle:
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He was pretty much sold on it and when we were done at the range, it was off to Cabela's to pick one up for himself. :cool:
 
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Left: T3X CTR in 6.5CM topped with a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm (30mm tube) w/illuminated reticle in Warne Maxima's on a 20MOA rail. Oh and a Vortex bubble level.

Right: T3 Varmint in .223 topped with a Vortex Crossfire 6-18x44 (1" tube) in Warne Maxima's. Oh and a Vortex bubble level. :D

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@Kruel J

I have a T3 Tac 223 that I'm looking into converting to AICS/Bottom metal. I notice yours is already converted.
What manufacturer did you end up going with?
 
That's a nice upgrade. I'm trying to get away (like the plague) from buying ridiculously priced magazines. My T3 308 has already been converted. Kinda. In one swoop when I put it in the MDT LSS-XL G2 Chassis and billet stock revision last year. I like the set-up a lot, so I was thinking to do the bottom metal conversion for the AISC metal jobs on my 223 as well. I think I'm going to have to step-up to the pay window.

The pic is the 223 with a 6-24x50 FFP on a 20moa rail.
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That's a nice upgrade. I'm trying to get away (like the plague) from buying ridiculously priced magazines. My T3 308 has already been converted. Kinda. In one swoop when I put it in the MDT LSS-XL G2 Chassis and billet stock revision last year. I like the set-up a lot, so I was thinking to do the bottom metal conversion for the AISC metal jobs on my 223 as well. I think I'm going to have to step-up to the pay window.
The metal mags sure are expensive! I have yet to buy a second one. :)
 
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Just put my 300wsm in a KRG Bravo chassis.
The ergonomics on the Bravo are awesome.

Using an accurate mag, I am now able to get to 10 thou off the lands at a coal of 2.955. Still working on load development. Feeds perfect as well.
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My T3xCTR in .308 sportin’ a Leupold VX3iLRP with “Impact-60” reticle that’s mounted in a 20MOA Badger Ordinance base.

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Took it out for the first time last Saturday, ran about 40-rnds through it and it dialed in pretty nicely... final 3-shot string from left to right.... about .25MOA, probably less if I hadn’t gotten sloppy on that first trigger pull.

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I was shooting a load recipe developed by @v0lcom13sn0w , that was loaded by @11Charlie in his LnL press.

175gr SMK
41.8gr IMR 4064
CCI #200
2.8” COL


Amazing accuracy.... :s0155:
 

v0lcom13sn0w

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My T3xCTR in .308 sportin’ a Leupold VX3iLRP with “Impact-60” reticle that’s mounted in a 20MOA Badger Ordinance base.

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Took it out for the first time last Saturday, ran about 40-rnds through it and it dialed in pretty nicely... final 3-shot string from left to right.... about .25MOA, probably less if I hadn’t gotten sloppy on that first trigger pull.

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I was shooting a load recipe developed by @v0lcom13sn0w , that was loaded by @11Charlie in his LnL press.

175gr SMK
41.8gr IMR 4064
CCI #200
2.8” COL


Amazing accuracy.... :s0155:
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