Hi I'm new to the forum but not to shooting. I've always told anyone who would listen I have never had a Tikka that wouldn't shoot right out of the box, well this week that all changed. I purchased a T3 Varmint in .223 1-8 twist unfired. I have tried 6 different bullets from 40 to 68gr BTHP MATCH and 3 different powders I lightened the trigger a bit, I relieved the barrel around the shank area. Yesterday I took it to a gunsmith he used a bore scope on it and said it looked fine including the crown. I tried rests on different locations under the forearm, I also experimented with bullet seating depths all with no luck, my groups are all in the 1.5 to 2 inch and follow no particular trend, last evening I mounted a new scope which I'm sure will not cure the problem. At this time I would generally glass the action but with the recoil lug arrangement of the Tikka I'm not sure what to do? I thought about glassing the recoil lug only then the next day glassing the tang and area around where the recoil lug fits into the barrel? Has anyone used the new steel lugs that are offered? thanks BOB
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