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MemberOctober 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm1 Bullseye
The 8-twist in the tikka 223 has been proven to stabilize everything from 40-80.5gr projectiles without sacrificing too much speed with the lighter pills…I've always thought a 10-12 twist was ideal in a 223 as well but that was before I started realizing the 8 twist will stabilize just about any round you can buy off the self for short to long range shooting. Something you can't do with a 10 or 12 twist.
The 8 twist has also proven to be a hand loaders dream with the T3…
Have you shot 50 0r 55 grain bullets in an 8″ twist? Would be interested in hearing what kind of groups you achieved and if you reload, what bullets and powder you used. Thanks.
PS: I waited too long to get the T3 Lite at the local gun store, it had a 10″ twist. When I finally go the money together to purchase it they were sold out and told me that they could only get the new T3X which only comes in an 8″ twist – reason for my frustration – he who hesitate is lost 🙁