Bullet tips get deformed in Tikka T3 magazine
My T3 in 300 WSM is deforming the tips of the bullets in the magazine (Hornady SST and Nosler Accubond). I called Beretta customer service and he said they get that complaint a lot and there is nothing they can do about it. Apparently Tikka does not know how to design a magazine that can hold the bullets tight enough so they don't slam forward and deform. The Beretta customer service guys solution was for me to try a lead tip bullet, seriously, as if that would deform less on impact than a polymer. Not to mention that shooters should not have to limit themselves to pre-1990s bullet technology in order to have an accurate follow up shot with a Tikka. I am shocked that Tikka and Beretta expect customers to shoot bullets with deformed tips. In todays world of long distance accuracy shooting this is completely unacceptable. I have not tried calling Finland to see what they say, but most likely will just sell the gun, if I wanted a single shot I would have bought a Ruger No. 1. If anyone knows about an aftermarket magazine that functions properly or if you have had success working directly with Tikka please let me know. Thanks
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