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#7023343 - 01/03/18 02:59 PM Dang Tikka, again.
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Stepson's unmodified .308 Win, load testing.

168 gr A-Max, and H-Varget

I don't know why both pics are rotated 90°. The .60" was the vertical spread. 100 yards, and I should have tested at 200.


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I didn't shoot 5, because I don't know if the barrel thickness can take it. Now that I know "the charge" we can find out later.
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#7023344 - 01/03/18 03:01 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Nice shooting, congratulations to you and your stepson. up

That looks like a split group. Try that COAL +0.010" and +0.020" as long as there is 0.010" of clearance to the lands.
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#7023350 - 01/03/18 03:03 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Nice. How many grains of Varget are you running? My Remmy 700 seems to like 168 Amax on top of 43.5 of Varget.

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#7023361 - 01/03/18 03:11 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Now go get a Remington, savage, browning, ruger, and wby and do the same load work up with all of them and see how they do.
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#7023374 - 01/03/18 03:21 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
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Now go get a Remington, savage, browning, ruger, and wby and do the same load work up with all of them and see how they do.


If you had them to loan me, I certainly would. Very good chance the others would produce very similar groups.

But the Savage won't cycle and eject as well. The Rem would need a $130 trigger. peep
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#7023382 - 01/03/18 03:25 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
Nice. How many grains of Varget are you running? My Remmy 700 seems to like 168 Amax on top of 43.5 of Varget.


That's 45.1 gr.

44.8 gr printed .73" tall X .25" wide.
45.3 gr printed .90" tall X .49" wide.

So .3 gr above and below still shot acceptable, but of course I gotta go with the best, right in the middle.

I went all the way to 46.0 gr, got no pressure signs and did not exceed a 1.20" group.
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#7023384 - 01/03/18 03:26 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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The browning would need a new stock first if it was a Duratouch model. Mine melted.

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#7023385 - 01/03/18 03:26 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Did you pull that one on the left? peep
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#7023388 - 01/03/18 03:27 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Glad to hear you admit that. I can live with the rem trigger just fine. While I wish the savage fed better I would take the ability to change barrels in my garage over better feeding.
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#7023389 - 01/03/18 03:27 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Did you pull that one on the left? peep


Actually, that would be high if the pic was oriented properly.

And no, I didn't.
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#7023393 - 01/03/18 03:29 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Tell us what Melba Toast is packin'. Model, optic, stock pack, etc.....

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#7023403 - 01/03/18 03:32 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Glad to hear you admit that. I can live with the rem trigger just fine. While I wish the savage fed better I would take the ability to change barrels in my garage over better feeding.


You've NEVER seen me write that a Savage doesn't shoot tight, because they do.

The Rem 700 trigger is not the fact that maybe they feel bad, it's the fact that there's been way too many people have accidental discharges at the fault of the trigger. I know two people it has happened to. $130 is dirt cheap to avoid an accidental discharge that could've hit a person.
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#7023408 - 01/03/18 03:35 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Originally Posted By: onlysmith&wesson
Tell us what Melba Toast is packin'. Model, optic, stock pack, etc.....


Tikka T-3 Lite

Cheapo Millet 4-16X SFP Mil/Mil

Burris Zee rings.

I gave him that scope and rings, off of a .223 bolt action that almost only serves as a second praire dog rifle.

Not sure what stock pack he bought. I told him to get a Triad, but it doesn't look like a Triad.
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#7023412 - 01/03/18 03:36 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Did you tell him to shoot wrong handed also?! bolt P_102
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#7023416 - 01/03/18 03:38 PM Re: Dang Tikka, again. [Re: FiremanJG]
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noticed your comment about the barrel thickness, you think the CTR barrel contour would have an issue?

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