Tikka Factory Ammo Velocities???

Motown

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So most of us know that Tikkas typically run a little slow in the velocity department, but they certainly make up for this in accuracy. I know that you can get higher velocities with hand loads but what velocities are you guys seeing with factory ammo? Doesn’t matter of the caliber just curious overall.
 

dan300_0

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Curious as well. Could it be the slower twist rates? I’m looking at a 300win mag and noticed Tikka’s stock barrels are 1:11 where as other manufacturers seem to run 1:10.
 

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I was just reading about this. I’ve done ‘real world’ calibration with mine (shooting at known distance and calibrating my app to match) since I don’t have a chronograph. Here’s what I have seen:

Tikka T3X SuperLite 223 1/8:
Federal GMM 77gr: 2620

Tikka T3X SuperLite 6.5 1/8:
Berger brand 135 classic hunter: 2640
Hornady 143 ELD-X: 2660
HSM 140gr VLD: 2620

I’m wondering also what everyone else is seeing.


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I was just reading about this. I’ve done ‘real world’ calibration with mine (shooting at known distance and calibrating my app to match) since I don’t have a chronograph. Here’s what I have seen:

Tikka T3X SuperLite 223 1/8:
Federal GMM 77gr: 2620

Tikka T3X SuperLite 6.5 1/8:
Berger brand 135 classic hunter: 2640
Hornady 143 ELD-X: 2660
HSM 140gr VLD: 2620

I’m wondering also what everyone else is seeing.


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Hornady only advertises 2,700 for the ELD-X ammo so that isnt bad, but for the Berger ammo that seems a bit slow.
 

davsco

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2961fps out of my tikka t3x lite 24" 300wsm with fed 180 tbt
 
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Don’t get too pent up on what the “box” says. Match chambers and 24” test barrels and all that jazz.

Just get your DOPE
I agree with you 100% but this is just more of a curiosity thing.
 
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