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#7174393 - 05/19/18 06:22 PM Tikka w/ a twist!
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1:8 twist, actually.. Picked up one of Whittaker's special run Tikka 22-250's with a 1:8 twist.. I'm really curious to see what ammo it likes with that faster twist vs. the standard 1:14.. Hope to have a range report this week-

https://shop.whittakerguns.com/product/38416
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#7174466 - 05/19/18 07:19 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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You are killing me smalls. I may have to buy one.
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#7174469 - 05/19/18 07:21 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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Gonna run hand loads?
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#7174473 - 05/19/18 07:24 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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Run handloads and 75 to 80gr bullets. Don't know of any factory ammo with that weight bullet for the 22-250 but hopefully some ammo company will take notice and start making it if not already. If you don't reload give Chad a call.
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#7174729 - 05/20/18 08:34 AM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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Originally Posted By: T Bone
1:8 twist, actually.. Picked up one of Whittaker's special run Tikka 22-250's with a 1:8 twist.. I'm really curious to see what ammo it likes with that faster twist vs. the standard 1:14.. Hope to have a range report this week-

https://shop.whittakerguns.com/product/38416


I have on lefty and love it. Mine is only shooting factory stuff now, but it loves the Winchester 64gr Power Point.

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#7175047 - 05/20/18 03:24 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Gonna run hand loads?


I feel like that's the only way to take advantage of the faster twist but I'm not currently set up to load my own.. SO..

Originally Posted By: kmon1
If you don't reload give Chad a call.


This is probably the best option..
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#7175049 - 05/20/18 03:27 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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Jason, didn't you rebarrel w/ a faster twist or am I thinking of one of your other rifles?
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#7175050 - 05/20/18 03:28 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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But itís no 224v bolt


In all seriousness thatís cool...hopefully more makers do faster twist 22-250

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#7175054 - 05/20/18 03:45 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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I think Jason did rebarrel one to a faster twist and I run a 22-243 and have for several years. The 1:8 can shoot the slighter weight bullets well. A lot depends on what you are looking to do with the gun. vaporize small critters inside 300 yards the light weight bullets will work fine but if wanting to take it further with more reliable hits run the 75 to 80 gr bullets for the higher BC for less wind drift.
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#7175061 - 05/20/18 03:59 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
if wanting to take it further with more reliable hits run the 75 to 80 gr bullets for the higher BC for less wind drift.


That's what it comes down to for me.. We have opportunities at 4-500 yd varmint shots & I want a load that'll cut through that W. Texas breeze a bit better..
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#7175364 - 05/20/18 09:38 PM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
if wanting to take it further with more reliable hits run the 75 to 80 gr bullets for the higher BC for less wind drift.


That's what it comes down to for me.. We have opportunities at 4-500 yd varmint shots & I want a load that'll cut through that W. Texas breeze a bit better..


Hornady, Nosler and Berger all make bullets in the 75 to 80gr weight and I know the Nosler custom competition in that weight are nasty on coyotes. try the 75gr Sirocco from Swift for deer and hogs you might be surprised by the effectiveness it has.
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#7175441 - 05/21/18 05:32 AM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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Kmon, wjat is the terminal performance of the Nosler CC like?
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#7175466 - 05/21/18 06:48 AM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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Originally Posted By: T Bone
Jason, didn't you rebarrel w/ a faster twist or am I thinking of one of your other rifles?


I rebarreled a 1:14 .22-250 to a 1:8 .22-250. I shoot 75 gr A-Max at 3200 fps MV, and it is way better in the west Texas wind.
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#7175518 - 05/21/18 08:00 AM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: RiverRider]
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Kmon, wjat is the terminal performance of the Nosler CC like?


Not my choice for deer but it makes a real mess of a coyote, shoulder shot coyote at a couple hundred yards and the exit was about 4 inches across. Not fur friendly at all but sure drops them
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#7175588 - 05/21/18 09:23 AM Re: Tikka w/ a twist! [Re: T Bone]
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I've always wondered if they'd open up on impact...sounds like they DO.
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