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  1. Andrew

    Tikka TX1 MTR 22lr

    That is very strange. I usually attribute that kind of behavior to ammunition. I shot some CCI Sub HP back when I got my 2nd T1X and found it to be excellent. A recent trip to Cabelas in the city scored a few hundred which promptly gave me terrible (at least by comparison) groups. They were hard to get started after shooting about any othe rkind of ammunition, and afterwards, fouled the accuracy of any other ammo I put through it. I wrote the 300 rounds off as a bad LOT. I also don't clean the bore of 22LR weapons unless I get dust or debris in them. My 50 yard groups with any decent ammo are about a 35 caliber hole for 10 shots provided I do my part. An ammo it likes will do better. A lesser degree of compatibility, worse. I can definitely tell when a round falls out with the Tikka and if my hold is good and the bullet goes someplace unexpected, the ammo is the culprit. RWS, SK, and one variety of GECO have been my best performers but some of the cheaper grades of "high" velocity rounds have worked quite well. (1200 fps/ 40 grain) I tighten the action screws to 60 in/lb per Tikka. Whatever is wrong with your accuracy is not because the rifle suddenly went bad. Keep at it.~Andrew
  2. Andrew

    Any 22 creedmoor shooters?

    I understand the itch. I've scratched myself raw...~Andrew.
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    Any 22 creedmoor shooters?

    Is the 22 Creedmoor much of an improvement over the 22-250? or is another of those "...because I can...." cartridges? Not throwing a bucket of cold water. Just thinking of performance.~Andrew
  4. Andrew

    Tikka TX1 MTR 22lr

    Phil. I put the Vertical grip and beavertail foreend on my 'target' T1X before eventually swapping it out for the KRG stock. As I said, the original rT1X I purchased is now my hunting rifle wearing the factory stock. We hunt differently than you folks in the UK. Much of our 'stalking' is done walking cross-country and shots are taken from the shoulder. I love this rifle in this role. Be warned, the KRG stock will hike the weight to 10 pounds (with middle weight glass) so think it through if your hunting resembles mine. The KRG for prone shooting is wonderful. If shooting from a fixed position is your intent, you will be more than happy.~Andrew
  5. Andrew

    Tikka TX1 MTR 22lr

    My feelings aren't hurt. I have two T1X, with one in the KRG stock and the other in the factory stock. I actually like the factory stocked rifle better. It is my hunting rifle and much more suited to that task than the 10 pound KRG-stocked rifle that is reserved for target shooting. It just depends on what you want out of it.~Andrew
  6. Andrew

    Tikka TX1 MTR 22lr

    It surely wouldn't make economic sense.~Andrew
  7. Andrew

    Tikka TX1 MTR 22lr

    Thanks. I really like it.~Andrew
  8. Andrew

    .22 rimfire match / training rifle scope finally sorted

    I'll bet it is. RWS ammo even at worst, is probably good. The ammo we can get locally has up-ticked with the appearance of some Norma lines, namely "TAC" and "Match". (I picked up these munitions last week but have yet to run them.) Anything else, like SK,, Lapua or RWS need to be ordered on-line. SK in the form of "Wolf Match" has been available in some stores in my locale but I haven't seen any lately. The Federal Ultra Match/ RWS connection is a secret that I hope stays secret so that I can have a source of match grade ammo for a little while.....~Andrew
  9. Andrew

    .22 rimfire match / training rifle scope finally sorted

    Were these in your Anschutz? There are a lot of warnings not to shoot Stingers in match chambers. I have only had one rifle that liked Stingers: a worn out Ruger 10/22. Ate them up. As to the SK Match. From my T1X using a bipod with no rear bag/support they gave 10 shot groups that resembled a 35 caliber hole +/- at 50 yards. I am not the best shot so I gauge accuracy by watching to see if the bullet strikes the spot on the target that the reticle was over when the trigger broke. SK was pretty good about dropping them onto the cross-hair. Another ammo that was very good was the SK "Semi Auto 22LR". I don't know if this is available to you but the LOT I have shoots almost as well as the Match. Good steel plinking ammo. The top performer has been and remains Federal Ultra Match which was simply rebranded RWS, R-50. Oddly, a local ranch supply store got in quite a bit of this ammo for their gun department but at $139 US /500 they don't sell much of it. It is the best over-the-counter rimfire ammo available to me. When I'm on my game it will shoot one hole at 50 yards. Federal dropped their contract with RWS so this won't be available to me once the supply runs out. R-50 sells here for $22.50 US/50 which makes this remaining Federal UM a good deal. I've managed to stock up a few bricks for match shooting.~Andrew
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    .22 rimfire match / training rifle scope finally sorted

    I recently ordered two bricks of these from one of our distributors. Ran them in both of my T1X with excellent results. With the weather turning colder hereabouts I ordered some SK Biathlon. Haven't 'tried them yet.~Andrew
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    .22 rimfire match / training rifle scope finally sorted

    Nice. I've owned M64's and they shoot. I'm also from Montana where we would call that a 1 inch, four shot group! Did he say what ammo he was using??~Andrew
  12. Andrew

    .22 rimfire match / training rifle scope finally sorted

    Yup. I'd like to see that as well.~Andrew
  13. Andrew

    Tikka TX1 MTR 22lr

    Funny you should say that, I had a pair of Anschutz in 22WMR and 22LR. Both were finicky to the point where "anchutz accuracy" was only available with one load for each gun. I finally got rid of them.~Andrew
  14. Andrew

    Tikka TX1 MTR 22lr

    Nice work, as always.~Andrew
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    Tikka TX1 MTR 22lr

    KRG~Andrew
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