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Author Topic: T3 Varmint Stainless .223 8 twist loads  (Read 70 times)

nm9657

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T3 Varmint Stainless .223 8 twist loads
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:35:12 PM »

Hello:  I just joined this forum after purchasing my second .223 Tikka T3. It was a Y-1 designated demo.  It has an 8 twist and a very short free bore in relation to heavier .224 bullets.  Does anyone have a good formula for the 60 gr VMAX?
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Re: T3 Varmint Stainless .223 8 twist loads
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 07:34:01 AM »

Load to max mag length over 25.5grs of Varget (+/-) .2grs....its been a perfect combo in every 8 twist 223 T3...velocity will be around 2950-3000fps.

If you like the 60gr Amax...try the Nosler 60gr BT Spitzer,...tips are more consistent and better accuracy.
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Re: T3 Varmint Stainless .223 8 twist loads
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 09:25:32 AM »

Thanks.  Will try the Varget. 
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Re: T3 Varmint Stainless .223 8 twist loads
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 09:27:37 AM »

The Varget worked well, especially for a starting load.  25.3 gr (compressed) in a new case with 205m primer.  I also had some 335 loads.  The vmax 60 just doesn't work with 335.  More to follow. Thanks.
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Re: T3 Varmint Stainless .223 8 twist loads
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 01:28:02 PM »

I shoot mine with heavier bullets and Vihtavuori powder (a Super Varmint, 600mm/24Ē barrel) so canít say anything about those bullets/powder but for 69 gr Scenar i use 23.2 gr VV135 powder. Very accurate load.
I normally shoot 73 & 75 gr ELD Match, 77gr Scenars and 80gr Berger VLD loaded with VV 140 powder, 24.2-24.3 gr / 22.6 gr respectively. All the heavier bullets shoot great at 300 meters and 77 Scenar & 80 Berger shoot crazy accurate.
The ELDís have MV at 885 mps, Scenar 875 mps and the Berger at 825 mps at 10 degree Celsius. You do the math ...
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