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Old 11-29-2019, 12:46 PM
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I have been shooting CCI-SV exclusively at our 50 yd BR competitions with very good results. At two of my recent practice sessions, the results were pretty poor. Enough so that I purchased some Norma Match and SK Biathlon Sport based on threads here. Went to range today and tried both. Norma Match was poor at best, with 3 FTE’s out of 30 rounds. No consistency in accuracy or groupings. Switched to SK and after re-zeroing, was very impressed. 7-center cut bulls, 8-10 rings, 6-9 rings and 4-8 rings. Results are as good as I was getting with CCI-SV. No FTE, no FTF. Was shooting USBR Targets.
Also noted difficulty getting 10th round of both Norma and SK in clips. CCI was never a struggle. I have 6 clips and difficulty was consistent in each.
Will shoot the SK Biathlon Sport in my match Wednesday and post results and targets.
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:44 PM
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Try some SK Standard Plus, my rifle shoots it well.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:05 PM
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I've had mine for about a year now, with absolutely no problems with feeding or ejection. It is the smoothest feeding 22 I own.
I did have a problem with cold bore fliers, but now that I have really scrubbed the chamber and throat area they seem to have disappeared. I got big slivers of lead out the first time I really scrubbed it with a bore brush!
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:11 PM
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I got mine in March and quickly switched the barrel to a Volquartsen .17 HM2/Mach2 barrel. I have had absolutely no problems.
I'm interested in this HM2 barrel for the Tikka T1x from Volquartsen. Tell me more about it if you see this. I will call Volquartsen on Monday regardless.
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:18 PM
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Never has an issue with feeding, or ejecting.
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Old 12-09-2019, 04:42 PM
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Got about 500 rounds down range so far, (all CCI-SV) and no issues of any kind. Always shoot suppressed and always get a first round, cold barrel, cold suppressor flyer. After that, it consistently shoots sub MOA easily. Biggest problem with accuracy is the guy squeezing the trigger - me. I love it and don't believe you can even come close to the accuracy at the price point of this rifle. My RAR is close, but not as consistent. You will be pleased...
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:42 PM
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As for ammo, mine has been very good with RWS special match, RWS R50, Eley team, SK Pistol match and pistol match extra, SK rifle match, and is fairly good with CCI SV.

I have some SK STD + that I have yet to use, and maybe a couple of other flavors that I still need to open up and try.
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:33 AM
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I had problems with feeding when I first got the rifle. The bolt would pick up the round out of the msg and the round would feed high and miss the chamber and stand up vertical. This happened about every 20-30 rounds. I fixed it by backing off the front action screw to about 25 inch pounds. I seem to remember the owners manual recommend 60-65 inch pounds (?) I don't think that much pressure is needed on a. 22LR action, and since I back my action screws off I haven't had a feeding problem. Every once in a while, the extraction is a little weak, but I could not be running my bolt fast enough. The rifle's saving grace is that's it accurate with any ammo I put in it, so despite the occasional ejection issues, I'm keeping it.
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:42 AM
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Every once in a while, the extraction is a little weak, but I could not be running my bolt fast enough.
You're better off moving the bolt slowly. That gives the ejector spring more time to flick the case out of the action.

Very different ejection system on these rifles.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:26 PM
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I've had no issues with mine. I modified the mag to make it less protruding.
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:14 AM
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Mine would almost always jam on the last round of the clip. Beretta sent me a new magazine and it still did it. It seems (at least on mine) the clip doesn't have enough spring pressure to get the shell rim past the ejector spring wire. This aims the round upward and misses the chamber. I just bent the wire ejector spring back where the rim was hanging up. Now no more problems. I wanted to put a stiffer spring in the clip but couldn't figure out how to get it apart. The shell almost dribble out of the rifle but they always make it out. Heck it's easier to pick up my brass when most of it is still on the bench.
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:52 PM
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Looks like catbird couldn't come up with anything from Volquartsen and the 17 HM2.

However, Lothar-Walther is coming out with a 17 HM2 and will be available for sale in January. I'll probably get one for my spare Tikka. You can get a T1x 22 LR barrel now.
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Old 12-26-2019, 02:15 PM
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I picked up a T1x a couple weeks ago. I only have about 150 rounds thru it so far to evaluate accuracy to determine if it was worth throwing mods at it. Only adjusted the trigger and moved the magwell housing as far rearward as the screw hole allows and set both action screws to 20 in/lbs. It was 20 degrees F when I shot it and had no problems. Feeds fine and ejection has been good with an occasional weak dribbler that still clears the gun. Accuracy wise I was rushing groups as it was cold. I shot all match grade stuff 5 shot groups done at 50 yards with an occasional light breeze. Tenex posting .285-.245" groups. Midas+ .450-.385". Other ammo's stayed to the .5" mark (wolf match, Fiochi Biathlon, Eley Club, Fed GM SV) Worst was SK Rifle Match (pink/black box) with consistent flyers for 1" followed by R-50 for .750" Overall Im pleased with it and I would have no reservations recommending it. The factory trigger is crisp, barrel is accurate, and function is great. My only gripe is the length of pull (as most .22's) is to short. My personal preference is the stock is too light and can use some weight to find the happy medium for carrying in the field and stability on bags. I'm confident with it enough to throw some upgrades at it like a rubber buttpad & spacer, beavertail forend, trigger spring, EGW rail, and weight the stock. I will also play with action torque to see what (if any) difference it makes. Buy a T1x and you'll like it!
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:10 PM
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I've had absolutely NO problems with mine. Shoots 1/4"-1/2" groups consistently [at 25 yds in my backyard "range"]. Limited shooting at 50 yds is in the 3/8"-5/8" range. I bought extra mags from Beretta and have had no issues at all. My only negative comment is that the bolt is not as smooth as I had hoped - a little 'gritty', but not a big deal. I dropped trigger pull down to 2# and could go less if I wanted. IMO, this is an excellent shooter and I love it. Too many negative comments are traceable to operator-related circumstances and not the equipment. You won't be disappointed...
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Easily the most accurate 22 I have ever owned, with the possible exception of a customized Remington 513T with a 26” bull barrel that I had for a few years. This Tikka is an amazing shooter, and I use plain old Remington Golden HP ammo. RN ammo shoots a bit better, but is less effective on yard critters like skunks and armadillos.
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