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#6551885 - 11/20/16 05:27 PM Patriot07 !!!!
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Well ....... How does the new Tikka shoot? aim
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#6552435 - 11/21/16 04:48 AM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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I've been out of town. bang

Gotta go back to SWFA for the low rings on Wednesday and then headed to the range Friday. I already have some 55 grain ammo. Gonna see if I can get some 75 grain match steel Hornady before then.

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#6552439 - 11/21/16 05:07 AM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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Get back to us ....... Inquiring minds want to know! wink
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#6552505 - 11/21/16 06:55 AM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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Will do. up

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#6558866 - 11/25/16 09:02 PM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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Range report - Took it out today. Shot about 60 rounds before it settled in. Probably 2"-3" groups until then. Only shot two groups after that point due to time, and both were about 1" or a hair less. In the first 60 rounds, POI seemed to be shifting around and flyers were all over the place. Once the barrel was fouled up, I started waiting 15-20 seconds between shots for cool-down, and I focused on a good trigger pull, then it really started improving.

No real difference in accuracy between the 55 grain hornady match steel or the 68 grain hornady match ammo. Will have 75 grain match steel in next time I go out, so I'll try all 3 against one another. Stock and trigger were comfortable. Scope was great. Need a stock pack, but I'll work that into the birthday list. Hoping for sub-MOA groups next time out.

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#6558898 - 11/25/16 09:26 PM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: patriot07]
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60?

Did you clean it before shooting it?
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#6558912 - 11/25/16 09:40 PM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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Yes

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#6558913 - 11/25/16 09:41 PM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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How many rounds does it normally take to break in the barrel?

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#6558943 - 11/25/16 10:15 PM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: patriot07]
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Never seen one take 60, but at least it settled in.

edit: They're all different, and tend to start shooting better around 20-30. But some keep getting better up to 200+ rounds.


Edited by FiremanJG (11/25/16 10:16 PM)
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#6558968 - 11/25/16 10:43 PM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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I'm still trying to break in the barrel of my Mini 14 after 5 years.
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#6558976 - 11/25/16 10:55 PM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Those are notorious.
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#6559113 - 11/26/16 07:30 AM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Never seen one take 60, but at least it settled in.

edit: They're all different, and tend to start shooting better around 20-30. But some keep getting better up to 200+ rounds.


Tikkas are generally "better than most" because they're the Sako barrels. I've seen 2 that were under MOA on the first 5 rounds.

Sounds like it settled down finally though.
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#6559265 - 11/26/16 09:39 AM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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In all fairness to the gun, I wasn't having a stellar day on my end. I could tell I was just off. I'll have a better indication next time out when I can try 55, 68, and 75 grain ammo.

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#6559386 - 11/26/16 11:04 AM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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Don't feel alone. All of my rifles shoot better than I do .....
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#6559456 - 11/26/16 12:35 PM Re: Patriot07 !!!! [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
Don't feel alone. All of my rifles shoot better than I do .....
I definitely resemble that remark...

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