Tikka T3 Hunter 6.5×55
Okay guys and gals! I am so excited. I worked a 140gr. Sierra Matchking with IMR 4064 load to a .3″ 3 rnd group at 100yrds and decided to create a hunting load off of it based on the closest B.C. I could find. One hitch…my wife said “no lead.”
Now, I'm not pitching Sierra or Nosler but the 140gr Matchking and 120gr E-Tip are within 1″ of each other at 100 yards! The E-tips held a .5″ three shot group at 100yds while the Matchkings went .3″.
I'll get into the entire workup for anyone interested but the morale of the story is that these 120gr E-Tips behind 45.5gr W760 (as listed in Noslers Load Data) are accurate.
I am in love, IN LOVE, with my Tikka T3 and my hand loads. If you doubt Tikka accuracy then bring your gun to me. Tikka 6.5×55 Swede…one gun to rule them all.
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