- MemberSeptember 7, 2020 at 5:42 am
Hi everyone, i have had need to upgrade from my .308 to .338wm and now im having great difficulties to shoot MOA on 100y. I am hunter and would like to find ammo that can do that as a factory load. I have tried several factory loads : barnes 225 ttsx, sako hammerhead 250, federal v-shock 250, hornady superformance ??? and none did MOA. Stock is Forest (timber) scope has quad Leupold steel rings on piccatiny. Believe that there is no harware issue. Does anyone have .338 that shoots MOA with factory load with grains between 200-250? Heeeelp please
- MemberSeptember 7, 2020 at 5:50 am
forgot to say that i have muzzle brake on it, “grizzly”.
- ModeratorSeptember 7, 2020 at 11:18 am
2 things spring to mind , have you torqued the action correctly ? Slacken the Front screw on the action If it rises the action is under uneven tension , if this is so I’d bed and piller bed the action , also does/did the bolt face need opening up for the .338! if so was it a good job is the walls of the bolt face too thin 🤷♂️
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Larkin.
- MemberSeptember 8, 2020 at 6:55 pm
Thanks Larkin for your input. But here is how i played this hand:
Fact 1. I have paid $AUD 1100 more for the gun that is guaranteed to shoot moa ( could bought howa for $AUS 800-900)
Fact 2. I have put really big effort to make this happen, 7 different reputable ammos, and 4 outings to range
Action: sent gun back to manufacturer for check. Gun travels as we speak. First news in a week or so, i hope
- ModeratorSeptember 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm
Did you try it without the brake , did you send the gun back with the brake fitted
- MemberSeptember 8, 2020 at 9:27 pm
Yes and yes, removing brake did not make any better. Since it was fitted by gunsmiths in the shop i habe sent it back with brake on.
- ModeratorSeptember 8, 2020 at 9:54 pm
Hope it all works out and tell us the outcome , it’s when things go wrong you see a company’s worth
- MemberSeptember 8, 2020 at 9:57 pm
Yeah, hope they will get to the bottom of this, will post any news
- MemberSeptember 29, 2020 at 1:47 am
Hi everyone, as you know my tikka has been sent back to factory having accuracy issues. Today i have received report that gun has failed testing and new barrell has been fitted along with muzzle brake to my stock. Picked it up today. Im very happy with outcome and now i have paper that im not crazy. Lot of people judged my decission to send it back but i proved that it was not me. It was the barrell. Thanks to all that read this. DJ
- ModeratorSeptember 29, 2020 at 7:17 am
Glad you got it sorted
- MemberOctober 16, 2020 at 3:39 pm
Very happy, my new gun shoots 1/2 MOA on 200yrd. In the meantime i have also sent an email to manufacturer explaining my troubles and seeking some kind of reimburesement for out of pocket expences. Hope they will come up with something nice.
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