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Ok, new rifle with good reviews. I'm loading my own rounds! This
thing will not groop to save my tail! I have three more loads to try
but the loads I'v shot are no better than 1" and go up too 4" I
have never had a rifle shoot this bad!
This rifle has a nikon buckmaster 3-9x40, mounts and rings that
came with rifle from factory. :cry:
 

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Have you checked the action for square?
I've heard of actions being way off on rare occasions.

-snowy
 

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Check for free floating barrel and then check the crown. If that all checks out, send it back to tikka, they guaranteed sub 1 MOA

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How many round groups do they say for sub 1 MOA? 3 shot group... 5 shot group?

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Mel's right, its 3 shots.

I've never ended up with a lemon yet, but if it only shoots handloads MOA I think I would send it back anyway because that wasn't what I'd bought it for...I'm sorry dude, that really sucks. Hope things work out
 

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Thank for all the reply!
The stock on this rifle floats well, the muzzle crown is square and no nicks
or berrs, the action I have not checked yet, but if that be the case it
would still need to go back to tikka. A little discouraged but you can't
keep a good rifle man down! :wink:
 

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Hello
What cal. is it and how doe's the factory ammo do? Have you tried another scope on it?
Cliffy out
 

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Ok, this rifle is a 30-06.
I had a change in accuracy today. Why I,m not shur, the first three rounds were bad. So I got madd got out of the bench, grabed my pack
droped everything on the ground setup for prone, and shot one 1/4"
groop and two others less than that.
However the two less were at the same aim point but they were about
3/4" apart remember two hole in hole groops but a bit apart!
any good answer why.
 

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Sounds like your scope might not be mounted correctly... or its broken. :?

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you suck at shooting from the bench?
 

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spade said:
you suck at shooting from the bench?
:lol:
I think it has to do with his scope... since he is getting random groupings and things like that. What kind of scope/rings is it? Who put it on the rifle? Does the reticle look like it might have moved around or is crooked at all?

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A couple of gusses what it might be.

1 The way you are shooting off the bench the bbl is touching something causing accuracy problems. How are you shooting off the bench? What kind of bag(s) are you using? where do you put the bag(s)?

2. The stock is coming up just enough to touch the bbl screwing up accuracy. Is it a synthetic stock? Make sur the fron swivel stud is not touching the bbl when you put the rifle on the bag. I had that happen on a synthetic stock once.

3 You don't shoot well off the bench. It may be you. Not trying to flame, just looking at possable causes to elimnate. Have someone else shoot it off the bench.

As for the groups moving it could be a couple of things. groups tend to move/open as the bbl heats or gets fouled. Many rifles the point of impact will not settel in until 4-5 shots. Not always but some ie the cold bore shot takes a couple more. I seen this very often with .22 lr target rifles. Another thing is something may be loose. Check scope, bases, action asrews etc. go over everything twice. Also the action screws may be to tight. Some rifles like a snug action screws, not to tight. Target shooters use a torque wrench to get the right torque on their rifles.

Just some ideas. Hope it helps.
 

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Borrow a proven scope. Have it professionally mounted by a competant gunsmith. And then try again.

Use a brand of quality ammo such as Federal. And make sure that the action screws are tight.

I suspect a bad scope.


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I have a Tikka T3 my self, the barrel rests on a "pillar" (a pice of metal attatched to the stock by plastic and glue. If the pillar doesn't fit into the "hole" (my english aint that great) in the barrel, the barrel will not float correctly.
So remove the barrel from the stock, put it back again, and make sure that the pillar fitts correctly into the hole. Then fasten the 2 screws tight !
 

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Ok guys! Some good info. I have tryed most of the suggestions. For
no good reason had a perfect round today with the rifle.
A side from a single flyer, this rifle with factory supplied rings and
3-9x40 nikon buckmaster that I mounted my self and a bad walnut
stock that is as flexable as a wet noodle and loads hand loaded my self
is now shooting 1/4" groop consistantly. I'm not shooting from a bench and don't care to (you tend not to have one in the field).
The stock dose suck but nothing a piller or two and some glass won't
fix! :lol:
 

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Mel for some reason this is my third reply the others
kicked me back to log in!

Ok aside from that thanks for the good replies guys!
I had a good round yesterday with 1/4" moa or better
consistantly, why I don't know.
This Tikka has a Nikon 3-9x40 buckmaster that I mounted on
factory suplied rings and mounts.
The stock is not a good one at all it is as flexable as a wet noodle.
But nothing a piller or two and some glass won't fix.
I loaded 180gr Siera BT in Rem. cases,CCI primers and 4831
powder. I AM WELL PLEASED NOW.
I will be getting a new scope, and a muzle brake because it kicks like
a mule. I will keep you all poasted :lol:
 

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A relativly light rifle in thirty ought six in the prone position will do it...

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