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#6046903 - 11/24/15 07:54 AM New Favorite Rifle
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Registered: 05/27/09
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Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
Tikka T3 .223 8twst 22" KRG Wiskey 3, bolt handle/knob/shrowd from Australia (Sterk). Not finished the load yet but i'll be somewhere just north of 3000fps w/ the 75amax using 8208xbr





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#6046991 - 11/24/15 08:25 AM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: SingleShot85]
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I don't have any of my load books at hand, and correct me if I'm wrong, but a 75 gr bullet from a 223 at 3000 fps sounds rather hot to me. I don't shoot that bullet weight, so maybe I'm just not up to speed on how fast that bullet can be safely pushed.

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#6047038 - 11/24/15 08:41 AM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: SingleShot85]
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i was a bit supersized but all indicators are green to proceed, so I'm going to enjoy it for now. 25grns is yielding 3030fps, but seem to be right on the edge w the suppressor and totally fine w/o, the bolt lift and the rear of the case/primer looked good. I backed it down 1/2 grain to 24.5 and am getting ~3000 a couple under a couple over..... the gun is shooting ~1/2-3/4" as is but I going to play with the seating depth and see if i can draw it in a little tighter. I will follow up with target pics in a few weeks.

basicly I'm getting .223AI performance out of a standard chamber grin what's funny I was going to be happy with 2750fps.....


Edited by SingleShot85 (11/24/15 08:42 AM)

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#6047130 - 11/24/15 09:29 AM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: SingleShot85]
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Sweet rifle!

You're making almost as much velocity as I am, with the same bullet out of a 24" suppressed .22-250. Shows how efficient the .223 case is.
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#6047241 - 11/24/15 10:28 AM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: SingleShot85]
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Registered: 05/27/09
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8208 is an awesome powder i may rework my 22-250 load w/ this and see what happens....... nidea

If only someone would make a quality 2-stage trigger for the Tikka...........


Edited by SingleShot85 (11/24/15 10:32 AM)

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#6047410 - 11/24/15 11:38 AM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: SingleShot85]
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Dang fine rifle you have there. I'm a huge fan of a 223 bolt gun.

Which mags are you using? I hear of issues with the tikka action and ai 223 mags.

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#6047416 - 11/24/15 11:41 AM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Two Tikkas with CDI bottom metal, and A.I. mags. No trouble at all.
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#6047429 - 11/24/15 11:45 AM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: SingleShot85]
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223 ai mags?

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#6047485 - 11/24/15 12:07 PM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Sorry, no. I didn't realize you were .223 specific, my bad.

6.5 Creedmoor and 7mm-08, so of course .308 A.I. mags.
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#6047512 - 11/24/15 12:25 PM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: SingleShot85]
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Nice rig!

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#6047672 - 11/24/15 02:11 PM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Registered: 05/27/09
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Dang fine rifle you have there. I'm a huge fan of a 223 bolt gun.

Which mags are you using? I hear of issues with the tikka action and ai 223 mags.


Yes the polymer AI .223 mags suck and didn't work at all....... realmad bang

Accurate mag makes a metal mag that is awesome. its their standard 5 or 10 w a special insert. it did choke down the 75's quite a bit but it was easily modifiable. I have a usable 2.58" oal.


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#6047810 - 11/24/15 03:13 PM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: SingleShot85]
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Nice, planning on a KRG chassis for my next build, 4 month wait is killer though.

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#6052171 - 11/26/15 09:06 PM Re: New Favorite Rifle [Re: Dien]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Dien
Nice, planning on a KRG chassis for my next build, 4 month wait is killer though.


WOW! Four month wait? I ordered mine and it was shipped the next day....guess they're a lot more popular now than when I bought mine. I love it but I don't see me spending $1k+ on another stock.

Great looking rifle!


Edited by Deerhunter61 (11/26/15 09:06 PM)

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