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  1. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    I haven't mounted that grip yet. I was planning on using it for prone shooting during the 200 yard comp, along with the foreend that will have a permanently attached bipod rail. Neither of these items would be of much use for small game hunting. To me. at least.~Andrew
  2. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    It was only 25M due to weather and lighting.~Andrew
  3. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    Had the Tikka out briefly just at the end of daylight so that I could quick-check the zero after moving the glass. Used the Aguila HV and again, shot all 10 inside about a 35 caliber hole. It was almost dark but I decided to try some Federal Ultra Match (Made by RWS and rebranded) for 5 rounds. All five shots went into a single bullet hole. It was too dark to continue. All the shooting was done with my suppressor in place, btw.~Andrew
  4. Andrew

    New barrel breaking in

    It never would have seen a round through it. He'd have gotten it back the moment I got 'run in' instructions.~Andrew
  5. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    I have found that the wind is the greatest bugger-boo. Additionally, I don't have the kind of follow thru skills needed to shot sub-sonic / match ammo into small groups from a light rifle. Wind is the worst though: With some loads it only takes an errant puff of wind to destroy a good group. Other than a series of groups I fired on one magical day with PMC Rifle Match from a Brno, I have found that good quality 40 grain HV delivers the most consistent accuracy at 100 yards provided the wind gods allow it. I shoot quite a bit of the old Eley primed, Aguila HV "Super Extra" 40 grain. I fell into these when I was comparing this to some SK Standard and found smaller ES and SD from the Aguila over several lot numbers. I have not tried it at distance with the Tikka (indeed, winter's blast has kept me from shooting the Tikka or anything for that matter...) but I'm guessing it will at least stay in the MOA range at 100 yards as it does in my CZ's and BRNO's. I hope so as I am planning on using the Tikka for our clubs 200 yard matches this coming summer!~Andrew (PS: Are the replacement fore-end and pistol grip options available to you on GB? Ridiculously inexpensive here)
  6. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    What makes the Tikka less accurate at 100 yards?? I have never encountered this problem with a 22LR when all things are equal.~Andrew
  7. Andrew

    New barrel breaking in

    Roy: Thanks for posting that McMillan piece. I have been meaning to look it up. It a waste of time and barrel life. I have always contended that if I was told to 'run in' a high dollar custom barrel I would ask for my money back. ~Andrew
  8. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    I got to shoot my rifle only briefly as I was being buffeted by a snow storm. My rifle has a superb trigger and is ammo/shooter capable. I tried two kinds of Aguila ammunition -one high velocity and the other their old Rifle Match. The rifle match shot bug holes at 25M (visibility was too poor for 50) and the HV put 10 rounds into about a 3/8" diameter hole. I am going to try it again tomorrow. I expect good things.~Andrew
  9. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    And just like that? It arrived this afternoon with no warning other than a call from the shop. I'm quite happy. A quick 120 mile drive and it is home. Happy days! ~Andrew
  10. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    Great to hear. Thanks. Still no word on US deliveries.~Andrew
  11. Andrew

    Best tool for removing military crimp?

    I agree. Love mine.~Andrew
  12. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    I'm liking everything I'm seeing and hearing so far.... even the cheap stock. My rifles see some rough work so any stock I can drag over barbed wire and rocks without shedding a tear is good for me. I really appreciate all the updates and range reports.~Andrew
  13. Andrew

    New Tikka rimfire

    Thanks! Glad to see it works.~Andrew
  14. Andrew

    Vortex Strike Fire II red dot

    For a 22 it would be gigantic.~Andrew
  15. Andrew

    Vortex Strike Fire II red dot

    I have the Vortex Sparc in a couple of versions. One is on my girlfriends Beretta Storm 9mm carbine and the other on my ISSC "Skar" clone 22LR. I like Vortex RD's in general but I can say from past experience that 4 MOA will not be pleasing. The smaller dot is why I chose the SPARC versions.~Andrew
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