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Tikka T3 in 270 #8988239 01/15/24 05:33 PM
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Got a new Tikka T3 in 270 any factory ammo recommendations? up

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Hornady SST 140gr


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Ranges and game?


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I have that same rifle and have had the best luck with 130 grain federal fusion as far as good groups are concerned. I have also had success with the trophy bonded tip by Federal but am not sure they make those anymore.

Re: Tikka T3 in 270 [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8988563 01/16/24 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
Ranges and game?


Exactly.....no need for the old trophy bonded tip (now the Terminal Ascent) for whitetail, axis and pigs. I use Norma 140 gr Tipstrike in my Tikka 270. Many other quality options for medium size game.


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I'm a Whitetail hunter, pigs and so forth. My Browning Hells Canyon love the Federal Fusion 140 SUB MOA on those its crazy thanks guys going to try Fusion and the SST 140's

As far as ranges I shoot 100 to 400 yards.

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Originally Posted by Master Plumb
I'm a Whitetail hunter, pigs and so forth. My Browning Hells Canyon love the Federal Fusion 140 SUB MOA on those its crazy thanks guys going to try Fusion and the SST 140's

As far as ranges I shoot 100 to 400 yards.

You’ll like how the SST’s perform on game. A lot of really big hogs and larger than average bucks have died on their feet from my use of this bullet.


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Re: Tikka T3 in 270 [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8988802 01/16/24 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
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I'm a Whitetail hunter, pigs and so forth. My Browning Hells Canyon love the Federal Fusion 140 SUB MOA on those its crazy thanks guys going to try Fusion and the SST 140's

As far as ranges I shoot 100 to 400 yards.

You’ll like how the SST’s perform on game. A lot of really big hogs and larger than average bucks have died on their feet from my use of this bullet.

Here's why, typical results of all the shots I've put on bucks and hogs using SST's (.308). Notice the absence of an exit. See inside the cavity to the spine. It's missing a good portion. That bullet sheds some weight pretty quickly opening up a good wound channel and continues into the cavity opening up as it does a lot of damage. I've never hit a deer like this, with this bullet that wasn't dead without taking a step, just fold up right there. [Linked Image]
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The Hornady 140 grain BTSP American Whitetail shoots best in my Tikka 270, shooting 130 grain Fusions right now though which are a close second. I've only shot the 130 grain SST in the Superformance and accuracy was worst of the loads I tested, still minute of deer of course. Federal 130 grain Powershoks weren't too shobby in third, Norma 130 grain SPs disappointing in fourth.

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Originally Posted by 65x55
The Hornady 140 grain BTSP American Whitetail shoots best in my Tikka 270, shooting 130 grain Fusions right now though which are a close second. I've only shot the 130 grain SST in the Superformance and accuracy was worst of the loads I tested, still minute of deer of course. Federal 130 grain Powershoks weren't too shobby in third, Norma 130 grain SPs disappointing in fourth.


My T3 in 07/08 also likes the American Whitetail in 139gr

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My wife has shot a red deer doe and a couple pigs with her T3 270 Hunter using plain ole Hornady Whitetail 130gr Interlock. Shoots/Groups well enough, very affordable, easy to find and all 3 animals dropped right where they were. Note, the red deer was a neck shot.
All that said, in the distant future when she gets a decent brass collection going, I'd like to load her some custom rounds. But for now I have like 80+ rounds of this Hornady Whitetail that she rarely shoots.

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I like the Hornady ELDX in 145 grain. Groups as good or better than either the 130 or 140 SST at least in my 2 rifles.

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I shoot a Tikka T3 in 270. So far, I've shot 3 different rounds and all have been sub moa. Rem core lokt, Hornady interlock, and Nosler Trophy Grade Partition , all in 130 gr. The NP is an absolute jackhammer, as nothing has taken a step (shoulder shots). At +$4 per round however, I only use those on whitetail. I've had no issues with the other 2 on hogs and coyotes though as they are under half the cost. I've just never been a fan of cup and core bullets in the 3000 fps range when shots can be under 100 yards and a trophy animal could be involved.

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Thank you guys.

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