Yes, the manual lists multiple powders that all give acceptable results. Now it's up to you to make a choice on which one to use. Make your selection then load up some cartridges using the starting load along with the exact components and specs listed in the manual. See if you're groups equal or exceed the factory ammunition. If not, increase your load a bit and try again. Repeat until you've found the best group that you can get out of your rifle. Hopefully you'll have found exactly the load that satisfies you. Otherwise, you may wish to repeat the testing with different primers or cartridge specs before moving on to a different powder. Once you've found the powder that best suits your rifle, you may wish to try other primers and eventually different cartridge specs again.hey,thanks. I realize that.But I just wanted to find a place to start or avoid. The Hornady manual lists multiple powders to try . Im not sure how you pick one over the other if they are all listed as giving acceptable results ?
The guy who didn't know much about reloading, but insists your Tikka should do better than 1 inch at 100 yards, with FACTORY ammo...well, at least he was honest about not knowing a lot about reloading.Thanks ,all
I will Give A few powder combos a try.I am getting pretty consistant 1" groups with Hornady superformance 165gr Interbond factory loads @ 100yrds.The store I bought the gun from insists that I should expect tighter than that.The guy there seems to know alot about guns and bullets but not so much about relaoding. I have also not been at the shooting bench much.
I've never known any handloader that saved money by reloading. Price per round goes down drastically but most end up shooting way more. Bottom line there is a couple benefits, it's a great hobby and the accuracy tends to improve.I was always happy with 100yrd groups that could fit inside a hockey puck(before).Iam basically a hunter,who likes to shoot at the bech once in a while. Sometimes easy to get caught up in the hype of expecting too much. Part of the reason to reload for me is to save a few bucks and shoot more often.