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Old 08-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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I went shooting today with a couple of friends to a nearby Air Force base´s range. Weather was really nice and we had the 150m range to ourselves for the first hour or so. This was my fourth trip to the range with the Tikka and this time I finally remembered to take the camera with me. So far I´ve been happy with the gun and the Sightron scope, now I´m looking for the ammo that works best in this gun. I´ve tried Sako´s 125gr Range FMJ, Hornady´s 150gr FMJ, Lapua´s 155gr Scenar HP and some handloaded 167gr Lapua Scenar HPs. It seems that the gun likes the heavier bullets better so I´ll have to test more of those.

One of my friends was shooting with his father´s original Russian made Mosin manufactured in 1895! What a beautiful gun and it actually shot quite well for it´s age. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of it but will get one next time he has it with him.

After we were finished shooting the rifles, we went to the pistol range with my friend and his father. Blasted a few rounds off with his father´s CZ75, which was a lot of fun since I don't get to shoot with handguns that often. We were in a hurry because the range was closing and I forgot the camera to my car, so no pictures of this either


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Old 08-01-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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Shot with Hornady´s 150gr FMJ @ 150m (164yds), 1.1"



Handloaded 167gr Lapua Scenar HP, same distance, 0.94"




I know that the gun would shoot a lot better than this, the problem is behind the trigger Just need to practice more..



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That's some very nice shootin'. I didn't see your previous thread on the rifle, so I want to ask what's the caliber?

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Oh, forgot that again It´s .308Win

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That's some pretty accurate shooting. It will get even better as you become more familiar and comfortable with the rifle.

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I had a hunch it was .308 due to the grain weights. Your rifle looks like it's a high quality piece . How does it handle?

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That's some pretty accurate shooting. It will get even better as you become more familiar and comfortable with the rifle.
Thanks CA, this is my first centerfire rifle so I´m learning something new every time I go to the range

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I had a hunch it was .308 due to the grain weights. Your rifle looks like it's a high quality piece . How does it handle?
Haha, thanks. It´s fairly well balanced with just the scope and the bolt is unbelievably smooth. The supressor I have on the gun works well but destroys the balance so I´ve been thinking of getting a lighter one.
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AleksiR,Great report.
Those Tikka's are excellent rifles,and it looks like yours is shooting good.You'll be shooting tiny groups with it in no time with a little practice.

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Great shooting!
Beautiful range, I've always wanted to visit Finland. Post more pics of the scenery in the Clubhouse photo thread, please!

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Thanks guys!

Gordo, I´ll post a couple pics of last weekend´s cabin trip. If you have any questions about traveling to Finland, feel free to PM me.



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