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Tikka .223 revisited

Lineman

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Dec 31, 2010
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Kinda put this one on the back burner for a bit.

Seemed to be a 1.5ish MOA rifle from the factory no matter what loads I tried.

Cut out the speed bumps, shot 4 3-shot groups today with 75s/Lever, largest measured .57.

Best was in the .3s.

Going to load up 20 more and make sure it’s no fluke.

Have read suggestions going both ways in regards to floating, but it helped this one big time.
 

Dude270

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Dec 23, 2014
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I've left all of mine as issued except a 22-250 that had a lot of vertical stringing. Cutting the speed bumps out settled it right down.

Glad you got yours perking up
 

Ndbowhunter

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May 18, 2021
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i cut that shit out asap.

as for preferred spouts

this newest one is real average. or maybe the trigger yanker is average.. holds about moa with mag length 77gr tmk, lc brass and 23.3gr of 8208
 

WaTF?

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Jul 21, 2021
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I agree with Rastus…. a quick bedding job has resolved any/all issues with factory milk jug stocks…. bumps or no bumps.
 

WaTF?

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Jul 21, 2021
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I clean up the lug recess, and use a dab of superglue to hold the lug in the receiver…. then bed like a 700. Lug stays in the stock once you pull the action.
 

Ndbowhunter

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May 18, 2021
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Interesting.
Haven’t noticed a shift in accuracy from factory plastic to carbon or chassis stocks. Just a better fit to the shooter
 

WaTF?

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Jul 21, 2021
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Not all of my Tikkas are bedded, but I’ve had occasional wandering zeros and unexplained fliers from a few of them. None of the anomalies were egregious in any way, just not quite the consistency I’ve grown to expect. Bedding the lug has always solved that issue when it arises.