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I recently got a tikka t3 308 that has a 1-11 twist and am curious as to what would be the ideal bullet weight/type for that barrel
I know you have to shoot a bunch to see what it likes but would like a good starting point
 

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Your question has many options. Not only is twist and weight a factor, but the velocity that it is fired. Have a few .308Win that like 175gr SMK's and a Savage that doesn't(it likes the 168gr SMK's). Had an AR-10 with the 11.25" twist that liked the 155-165grainers. But all was dependent on velocity and the pressure curve that the powder provided. All my rifles like Varget powder, but projectile weights vary.


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I have the same rifle as you. Whn it was new I tried various factory 165gr &150gr, the rifle preferred the 165gr. I load for it these days and it does very well with 165gr SGK and Varget at the standard 44gr charge.
 

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I loaded some rounds up
44, 45 and just a hair under max (45.7) (using Varget)
2.80 OAL

the first rounds were an inch group, 44g
2nd was about 3/4", 45g
3rd was cloverleafing at 45.7g

at 100 yards, next I need to get out to the outdoor range for 2 and 300 yard testing
 

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I have a Sako in 308. It loves Reloader 15 and 165 anything. Never had great luck with Varget but YMMV.

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