Here’s the tikka t3x elite in .300wm I inherited from my brother moving to Aussie, I stripped down my .308 to set this thing up then dropped it off to my friend Kerry Adams to sight in and get some drop data on.
Without actually testing some factory Ammo before handing it over (not so smart) i chose to go with Precision Hunter 200gr Eld-x because iv heard good things, turns out this Tikka didn’t like them so much. Neither did my tikka in .308, coincidence? Possibly to heavy for the twist rate.
Fortunately Kerry had some .165 Sako Gamehead Pro’s to try out
Below is the best of both groups
Once sighted in and some velocities from the Labradar the fun part begins, confirming the ballistics data out to 550m, below is a screenshot of some information provided by him at the end of the day
Usually you’d get the option to go to the range with him and do all the shooting yourself, but the whole covid thing has put that on hold for the time being.
Anyway this has turned into more of a plug for The Bloke than a “look at my rifle” post.
Surely I’m not the only one out there with no access to a range longer than 100m, plus it’s a pretty fun and informative day out for a reasonable cost. So if you’re keen to see what your rifle can do, check out https://thebloke.co.nz/
Whats your thoughts on using 165gr pill out of a .300wm, Stick with it or go heavier?