Tikka 6.5 Swede w/ lighter bullets?


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greg788
December 21, 2008, 11:14 PM
Is anyone here with Tikka in 6.5 Swede using 120-130 grain bullets? If so, how is the accuracy? Conventional wisdom is that a barrel with 1/8 twist is optimized for 140 grain and heavier bullets ....

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Float Pilot
December 21, 2008, 11:46 PM
My Swede Mausers have the same tight twist, they shhot 120s just fine. I have not tried anything lighter yet. But it should work. That twist is perfect for the 139s to 160 grain.

bradm
December 22, 2008, 12:38 PM
I use 120 and 130g Barnes TSX in my Tikka with no problem. They are extremely accurate. I consistently get sub MOA at 100 yards. They are still very good at 200 yards, at between 1" and 1 1/2" groups (the 130g is the smaller group). I've never shot beyond 200 yards, so I have no idea how they would perform at longer distances.

brad

Will Fennell
December 23, 2008, 08:21 PM
My T3/6.5 Swede prints around .5" with Nosler 130gr Accubonds.

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