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I have a Tikka T3 tactical in .223 and am having issues with accuracy. They have a sub MOA guarantee @100yds. That's all fine and dandy until I reach out pass that. At 200yds I have 5in groups. At 100 easy under MOA. Ammo issue maybe? Only thing I can come up with. It's a 1 in 8" twist rate. I've been using AE223 ammo in 55gr. I've haven't reloaded any as of yet. I am going to try the 75gr Hornady A-Max. Velocity with that twist rate? Just doesn't make sense to me. Any suggestions or ideas would be great. Thanks.
 

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Could be I guess I'd defanatly try a heavier bullet or maybe just different ammo in general. Try a 62 grain or something of that nature too.
 

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Its possible it could be over-stabilizing that lighter bullet. I would definitely try the 62 grain bullet minimum. Also try using some match grade ammo to see what it will do. I have had pretty poor accuracy out of American Eagle in .308 in my bolt gun.
 

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Try the Sierra 69gr match king and either Re15 or Ramshot Tac powder both should work great in your 1 in 8 barrel. I had a Armalite heavy barreled M15t with a 1 in 8 twist that loved both powders and that bullet. My T3 in 7mm-08 is as accurate as any hunting rifle I've ever owned and I've had a few.
 

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get some heavier match ammo, youll see huge gains in accuracy. Match ammo is the biggest increase in accuracy you can get, and it doesnt even require modifying the gun.
 
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