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Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by rottie, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    I think Varget is the best allround powder in .308. My Remington M40 just loves it as did my PSS. 44grs is about perfect. In my M1A I like 45grs of R15 with the Sierra 175 Match King, super accurate. I found that at least in recent lots of the two powders that R15 is much slower burning than Varget at least in one application even though burn rate charts have them usually side by side. Varget has become the powder of choice in my Win 1895 .405 Win. Similar doses of R15 ran 150fps slower which really surprised me. But I do own a chronograph and have since the mid 1980's. Your Tikka should be 22 inches no? But remember also there is such a thing as "fast" barrels and "slow" barrels. I had a Douglas barreled .280 Rem that my friends improved version could not equal in speed. Burned the hell out of him!;)
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    I do believe the Tikka is a 22" barrel. And it may be a slow barrel. I'd guess this to be the case if the barrel was cut on the short side thus causing a bit more friction. Which would also explain why the TSX/TTSX bullets copper foul that barrel so quickly.

    Whatever the case, the durn thing sure is accurate.
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    I have heard all good things about the Tikka rifles. I think contrary to advertisement, TSX bullets foul as quickly as any bullet, maybe quicker.
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    I'm convinced it depends on the barrel. I've got three rifles that foul very quickly using the Barnes bullets at a much higher rate than other bullets. But the Ruger No.1 I got this spring has no issue with them and fouls no quicker than others.

    From what I've read the copper in the Barnes bullets is a softer copper than conventional lead core bullets. Intuitively that makes sense to me. Since there's no lead, if they make them out of a softer copper then they'll shed a bit and then you stay away from pressure issues. Makes sense to me, but that doesn't make it necessarily so.

    Sorry Rottie for the thread drift.

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