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Tikka 6.5 Swede w/ lighter bullets?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by greg788, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. greg788

    greg788 Active Member

    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 ....
  2. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. bradm

    bradm Active Member

    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.

  4. Will Fennell

    Will Fennell Well-Known Member

    130 Accubonds

    My T3/6.5 Swede prints around .5" with Nosler 130gr Accubonds.

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