MemberMarch 9, 2021 at 11:13 am8 Bullseyes
I have a Tikka Tactical 223 that is in poor condition, corrosion internally due to the silencer being left on by the previous user.
I am looking to re-barrel it with a Custom Barrel, my primary use for the rifle is Target Shooting with occasional hunting.
My gunsmith recommended a Bartlein Barrel in 8″ Twist. I was thinking a reasobaly heavy barrel around 24″ long.
The round I plan on using is a Hornady 53 grain (BC=0.29) (factory Ammo only, either Federal or Hornady SuperPerformance)
I find this round with a high BC and a fairly high muzzle velocity it is the best for hunting (flat out to 300 yards) and relatively long range target work (500 yards)
The reason I am posting is to ask does anyone know the likely hood of the barrel shooting these bullets, I have worked the stability out to be quiet high, does anyone have a similar setup that likes these bullets? I know ppl have had 8″ twist barrels that will only shoot 60gr or higher even though the 53gr bullets are relatively long compared to others.
ModeratorMarch 9, 2021 at 1:05 pm253 Bullseyes
On my tikka .223 I’ve got a 12/1 to shoot 52 grain bergers but I don’t think 500 yards would be on the cards for targets , but if like your planing a 8/1 it will give you the chance to shoot 77 grains out to 1000meters should the chance arrive
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