Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#8088451 - 09/20/13 Tikka .223 - 1 in 10 twist - heads up  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 21,100
Jim in Idaho Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Jim in Idaho  Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 21,100
Idaho, USA
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". confused 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? wink 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.


Gunnery, gunnery, gunnery.
Hit the target, all else is twaddle!
CMG 300 BP
#8088509 - 09/20/13 Re: Tikka .223 - 1 in 10 twist - heads up [Re: Jim in Idaho]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 68,003
ingwe Offline
Campfire Oracle
ingwe  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 68,003
Southwestern Montucky
I had a rifle built with a 1 in 10 and it is the most versatile barrel Ive got, shoots 40 grain to 69 gr really well...anything works in it ......you will like it! laugh


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
#8088553 - 09/20/13 Re: Tikka .223 - 1 in 10 twist - heads up [Re: ingwe]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 21,100
Jim in Idaho Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Jim in Idaho  Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 21,100
Idaho, USA
I wish you'd said 75 grains. wink I went out and bought a box of Hornady 75 grain A-Max's in anticipation of the rifle coming in. shocked

Oh well, this isn't a deal breaker for me although it might be for someone else which is why I wanted to share the info. But thanks for your post, that's good info to know. I'll see what Sportsman's has in the 69 grain range.


Gunnery, gunnery, gunnery.
Hit the target, all else is twaddle!
#8088563 - 09/20/13 Re: Tikka .223 - 1 in 10 twist - heads up [Re: Jim in Idaho]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 68,003
ingwe Offline
Campfire Oracle
ingwe  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 68,003
Southwestern Montucky
Mine likes the Sierra 69 grainers and LOVES Hornady 68 BTHP.....75 grainers require mag mods, and Im too lazy and unskilled for that....


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
#8088675 - 09/20/13 Re: Tikka .223 - 1 in 10 twist - heads up [Re: ingwe]  
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 88,522
Steelhead Offline
Campfire Oracle
Steelhead  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 88,522
Azerbaijan
75gr Swifts don't require mag mods, just saying.


"When I was a kid I thought that quicksand was going to be a much bigger problem than it is."
#8088678 - 09/20/13 Re: Tikka .223 - 1 in 10 twist - heads up [Re: Steelhead]  
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 88,522
Steelhead Offline
Campfire Oracle
Steelhead  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 88,522
Azerbaijan
1-10" beats a 1-14", but it really makes zero sense.


"When I was a kid I thought that quicksand was going to be a much bigger problem than it is."

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

AIH 160 1
Who's Online Now
344 registered members (2ndwind, 345dl, 284LUVR, 1lesfox, 1lessdog, 175rltw, 54 invisible), 1,068 guests, and 677 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RBCN 160 3









Copyright © 2000-2018 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.080s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9031 MB (Peak: 1.0653 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-10-21 04:48:27 UTC