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I got my load nailed down for this rifle now.  41.2 grains h4350 with a 143 ELD-x.  Converted Lapua 22-250 brass.  Getting average of 2570 fps from the 20" barrel.  I was able to get it over 2600 with a bit hotter load, but decided to go lower so it didn't stress the brass so much.

Yesterday I put 10 shots fired fairly quick into a .8 inch group.  Not a single flier caused by me or the gun.  I am just tickled to death that a factory rifle can shoot so well. 

Now I just hope I can find me a nice big Muley to shoot with it. 
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Tikka is among the best values in off-the-shelf rifles, in my opinion.  I have yet to have one disappoint in accuracy.
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If you run out of 4350, imr 4831 has done very well for me with the 123 amax.
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Sounds like the stuff, right there!
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I am seriously considering a T3x TAC A1. Will probably get one next year. My Savage Axis with MDT chassis, trigger upgrade, etc, just doesn't have good enough of a barrel. Tikka are indeed the best value for off the shelf. 
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i am shooting 44 grains of H4350 under the AMax 123. Shoots well enough for hunting, but i will run out of powder soon and it is a stiff load. Was thinking of Varget, did not consider 4831.
What kind of brass, primer, and powder charge are you using? I always develop two good loads for each of my rifles: a hot one for hunting and a very mild one for practice and economic (including long barrel life) shooting.
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Rl-17 is also a good option for the creedmoor. They are right next to each other on the burn chart
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Im using IMR 4831, 45.0 grains in my Tikka CTR.  COAL is at 2.83, 123 amax, nosler brass.  I have a fixed 6 power SS on it, best group I have with that scope and just off sand bag is .211.  

I have some H4350 which did well but am saving it, bought some IMR4451 Enduron which I think tries to simulate the temp sensitivity part of H4350.  Have not used it yet but was readily available.

Can not say enough good things about Tikka...I have a super varminter, varminter, sporter, ctr, and hunter.  I would buy a Tikka over anything close in price range, and if you can find and old regular T3 instead of the T3x you can get some great deals.  I bought my 270 hunter for 498 bucks brand spanking new.


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