LH Tikka T3's in .223 have been really scarce for a while so when some started to show up on gunbroker I ordered one. All of the specs for the LH T3 .223 show a 1 in 8 twist although they do make the Hunter model with wooden stock in a 1 in 12 twist.
Anyway, the rifle got in today and the barrel is marked .223 Rem 10".
The end flap on the box also shows .223REM/10in. This is the same model JRTB412 that is shown everywhere as 1 in 8. It's not that big of a deal to me since I'm not a fanatic about fast twists, shooting standard weight bullets of 50 to 55 grains mostly. But if you are and a 1 in 8 is important to you then be sure to check with your distributor or wherever you're buying it from to verify it has the twist you want. I don't know if this affects the right hand rifles or not but you might want to verify those as well.
Now that said - 1 in 10? What the heck? Okay, 1 in 12 is standard and has been for years. "Fast twist" can be 1 in 9, 8 or 7. But 1 in 10? What good is it for over a 1 in 12? Maybe it's optimized to handle those wildly popular 60 grain bullets?
What will those crazy Finns think of next.
Oh well, I'm just going to load up some 50 grain V-Max's and Sierra 52 HP's and go out tomorrow to see what it will do.