Tikka T3 Varmint .223 Rem – 1:10 twist???
I am new to the Tikka scene and just picked up a new Tikka T3 Varmint in .223 Remington. After a great deal of research I settled on the Tikka based on all the features and for the 1:8 twist barrel.
After picking up the Tikka, I noticed that the box says 10″ twist and the barrel is also stamped 10″. All the retailers that have specifications on the Varmint list it as a 8″ twist (even the retailer that I bought it from).
Do the .223 Varmint versions all come in 10″ twist now? I am kind of disappointed if that is the case, since I feel a bit misinformed and I was hoping to shoot with heavier bullets (75-80 grains).
Also, does anyone know what the heaviest bullets a 10″ twist will stabilize? I am using this primarily for paper punching out to 600 yards (my local range's max).
Thanks for the help!
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