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#2991661 - 10/21/12 01:01 PM Range Report LH Tikka T3 Hunter .260
12 Point

Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6877
Loc: Knoxville, TN

I went to the range yesterday to site in my new rifle. Wind was erratic and gusting at times. I worked up some loads for the 129 gr Hornady Interbond with H4350 (42.5 gr, 43.0 gr, and 43.5 gr) and for the 125 Nosler Partition. Overall length was 2.825" for all loads. It took 3 shots to get it on target to shoot for groups. I shot the Interbonds first, and they all shot just over an inch. For some reason, I just have a hard time getting Interbonds to shoot well. I noticed it shot better with more powder however. Then I shot the Partitions. I was not impressed with the first group at all with 43.0 grains of H4350. The group tightened up a little with 43.5 grains. The 44.0 grain load shot sub MOA with no pressure signs at all. I wish I would have loaded a 44.5 grain load to see what it would do. The 44.0 grain load is a keeper right now. I'm going to try to get to the range sometime this week to see what a hotter load will do.

I have no chrony speeds. I had 3 batteries and all of them were dead.

Winchester Model 70 Stainless Left Hand .270 Win.
McMillan Edge
Talley Lightweights
Zeiss Victory Varipoint #60 Illuminated

#2992428 - 10/21/12 09:50 PM Re: Range Report LH Tikka T3 Hunter .260 [Re: Model70Man]
Deer Assassin

Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 88400
Loc: Kingston Springs

looks good
Drag Racing

Spending money I dont have

on things I dont need

to impress people I dont know

#2992504 - 10/21/12 10:44 PM Re: Range Report LH Tikka T3 Hunter .260 [Re: Deer Assassin]
10 Point

Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 3685
Loc: Tennessee

Seems like its coming together. I love the 260! The deer.....well they don't.
Looking to buy a Marlin 1894 FG 41 Rem. Mag.

#2993771 - 10/22/12 06:38 PM Re: Range Report LH Tikka T3 Hunter .260 [Re: AllOutdoors]
12 Point

Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 6513
Loc: loudon

Looks like you are getting close.
William G Kollock

#2995924 - 10/23/12 08:19 PM Re: Range Report LH Tikka T3 Hunter .260 [Re: WGK]
8 Point

Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 1696
Loc: Tn, Tipton

Looking good.
Semper Fi

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