T3x Lite (.270 Winchester)
I bought this gun on sale and still lost money.
The first shot on a cold bore is a laser beam. POA/POI every time. After that, it's anyone's guess where the next round will go.
Winchester Power-Point, 150 grain, 2850 fps.
Federal Fusion, 130 grain, 3050 fps
Hornady American Whitetail, 130 grain, 3060 fps.
Hornady Precision Hunter, 145 grain, 2970 fps.
Hornady Superformance, 140 grain, 3090 fps.
All behaved exactly the same. The first shot is the only reliable shot. Surprisingly, the cheaper ammo grouped a bit tighter than the more expensive stuff.
The scope did not get lose and the action is properly torqued. I just don't get it. The gun simply cant handle any heat at all. If I sit 15 minutes between shots, it fires sub MOA. If I don't wait... 3" group... 4" group... So, I guess if I don't pull a bang/flop, then it's going to be a long day. I'm not happy. Now I'm torn between taking a bath and selling it, or maybe start throwing parts at it.
This is my first Tikka and it will be my last.
On a positive note, the barrel is free floated, but only on the right hand side (I guess the savings were passed on to me.)