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    Default For you 300 wsm tikka t3 owners

    64.0gr h-4350, fed 215, 180gr nosler bt or accubond, coal 2.90
    2,891 f.p.s was the avg.
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    Should load some of them for me to try. I've been looking at the 200gr accubonds.

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    How about loading some real bullets like the tsx for me??

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    Quote Originally Posted by northway View Post
    How about loading some real bullets like the tsx for me??
    I have some 168tsx bt and 180tsx bt... But prefer the accubond... The tikka's have alot of free bore, so seating bullets till they fit in mag seems to be the key... Biggame, h-414, rl-17, gave great velocities with 180's avg 2960 but avg 1 to 1 1/2 groups... So I'm sticking with h-4350

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    I have some 168tsx bt and 180tsx bt... But prefer the accubond... The tikka's have alot of free bore, so seating bullets till they fit in mag seems to be the key... Biggame, h-414, rl-17, gave great velocities with 180's avg 2960 but avg 1 to 1 1/2 groups... So I'm sticking with h-4350
    Well have to chat about some loads then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    I have some 168tsx bt and 180tsx bt... But prefer the accubond... The tikka's have alot of free bore, so seating bullets till they fit in mag seems to be the key... Biggame, h-414, rl-17, gave great velocities with 180's avg 2960 but avg 1 to 1 1/2 groups... So I'm sticking with h-4350
    When you say "free bore" are you talking about distance to the lands? If so , are you saying the barnes bullets dont like the jump as well as the noslers?

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    Yes that is what I'm referring too when I say freebore. The Barnes showed lots of promise I had the seating depth figured out at 2.830 with 180tsx bt. I just prefer accubonds myself don't get me wrong I like Barnes bullets. I got my hands on some rl-19 and there is a load I want to try out using 180tsx bt. I suspect this one will shoot just as good if not better than my accubond load... Rl17 might be the powder to use in the wsm but not necessarily in all them sure you get the velocities but not the accuracy... That's why I went with h-4350 and been hunting for rl-19...

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    Gothcha, thanks.

    I ask because I need to load some 130tsx's for my 308 T3. The mag length is 2.810" I think and the distance I measured to the lands is around 2.855". Was wondering how the barnes bullets will perform. We'll find out soon enough...

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    I have found that my 30-06 Tikka has a super tight chamber and I have never had a issue with the round fitting in the magazine. I start my Barnes TSX .50 off the lands and work from there. I did find that the TSX in my rifle does not like to be close to the lands. Groups are pretty big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskabliss View Post
    I have found that my 30-06 Tikka has a super tight chamber and I have never had a issue with the round fitting in the magazine. I start my Barnes TSX .50 off the lands and work from there. I did find that the TSX in my rifle does not like to be close to the lands. Groups are pretty big.
    I've found the same on my 30-06... it was certainly reamed to minimum headspace specs. Although the throat is essentially normal factory length, I still have plenty of mag box to easily reach the lands with most any bullet I care too. Interesting that they don't give you that latitude in the short action rounds, considering they are in a blocked off LA magazine.

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    Back to the range had one group all three dang near in the same hole I was shooting accubonds 64.0gr h-4350, fed 215, 180 accubond, seated at 2.900 avg 2,909 f.p.s
    the other load of 69.0gr rl19 fed 215, 180gr tsx bt seated at 2.825 all three almost touching avg was 2,857 f.p.s

    think I'm going to get rid of my 325wsm, I tried some 190's in the 300 wsm and I can get the same velocity as the 325 and get better groups... I'm an official fan of these Tikkas... Next going to try 200gr accubond in the 300 wsm..

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    They are pretty easy to please aren't they? Had mine at the range over lunch to check the 200 yd zero with a new load. 30-06 loaded with 180 gr SMK's, Fed 215, 60.0 gr Ramshot Hunter. Four groups at 200 yds went 1.3", 1.2" 1.2", and the last group I pulled a shot out to 1.8". Another one step load development finished.

    2775 fps when I shot them last week at 12 F. Good enough for my practice load, and it seems to match POI and velocity with a Barnes hunting load almost exactly. Really like that Hunter powder. Easy to work with and has slightly edged out H4350 in accuracy with every bullet I've tried in this gun.

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    This is the 180gr accubond load

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellowknife View Post
    They are pretty easy to please aren't they? Had mine at the range over lunch to check the 200 yd zero with a new load. 30-06 loaded with 180 gr SMK's, Fed 215, 60.0 gr Ramshot Hunter. Four groups at 200 yds went 1.3", 1.2" 1.2", and the last group I pulled a shot out to 1.8". Another one step load development finished.

    2775 fps when I shot them last week at 12 F. Good enough for my practice load, and it seems to match POI and velocity with a Barnes hunting load almost exactly. Really like that Hunter powder. Easy to work with and has slightly edged out H4350 in accuracy with every bullet I've tried in this gun.

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    have you tried rl 17 in your 06?

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    Nope. My powder testing didn't get past 4350 and Hunter. Hunter is a little slower, meters great, gives me +/- 2800 fps, and is (very) accurate with the half dozen bullets I've tried it with. Why mess with a good thing? I've also found Ramshot data to be reliable in my gun, so that's what I use.

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    Nice groups with the ol Tikka. My Tikka in 300wsm is pretty easy to load for. It shoots 180gr Sierra Gamekings and 180tsx Barnes nicely.
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    Nice group!!! (p.s. two clicks left... )

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