Tikka T3 @ 300

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by AleksiR, May 26, 2012.

  1. AleksiR

    AleksiR New Member

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    Went to the nearby AF base's range to try the Tikka .308Win @ 300 meters (330yds) for the first time. Weather was really nice, only light winds, temperature at 70F and the sun was shining. I had zeroed the rifle at 100m so I calculated an estimate with an app on my phone as to how much I should adjust the elevation on my scope. I had to guess the velocity based on load charts because I don't have a cronograph. The app suggested 19 clicks, but I was also using a supressor so I decided to add 25 clicks and it was spot on. I was using a load I developed last fall and it seemed to be working just fine. I didn't measure the groups but I think they were 3"-ish. I still need to practice my trigger work a lot, but I think I did ok for the first time at 300. Might do a trigger job on the gun also, might help a bit.

    Load data:
    Zenith primers
    Hornady Match brass
    Lapua Scenar S HPBT 168gr
    46.7grs of Vihtavuori N550 powder
    OAL 2.815"


    1st try with the gestimated elevation.
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    Couple other groups.
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    The range.
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    Through the scope.
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    The gun.
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  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Not too shabby for the first time at 300m.Your still shooting MOA!
    Doesn't the Tikka have an adjustable trigger? There's nothing wrong with those groups at that range,with a little more range time,I'm sure they would get tighter for you.
     

  3. Longrange

    Longrange New Member

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    Nice shooting for the first outting. What is the weight on the tikka?

    Nice range too, did you pay to go there?
     
  4. AleksiR

    AleksiR New Member

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    Thanks Tx. Yeah, it can be adjusted from 2 to 4 lbs. Decreasing the trigger pull weight might help some, but I'd like the trigger to have a bit more feel when it breaks. It's a smooth pull, but I can't tell when it's going to brake

    Thanks. The gun weighs ~10.5lbs with the scope and supressor, ~8.2lbs w/o the accessories.

    I pay a 40$ yearly fee to a reservist organization and get to use the Air Force base's ranges 4 days a week during spring and summer.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012