On the range, I duplicated a previous Tikka T1x MTR test with five-shot 50-yard and three-shot 100-yard groups. I varied it slightly with the Quad Hunter Pro, however, by selecting the two most accurate 50-yard performers and the highest-velocity ammo as the third component tested at 100 yards.
My original intention was to compare the load-to-load accuracy of the two rifles. Unfortunately, the load-specific accuracy varied sufficiently enough between the two rifles that I dropped that approach and instead tallied the total group size average at 50 and 100 yards. Both offered outstanding accuracy. But the Quad, with a 50-yard average of 0.426 and a 100-yard average of 0.461, bettered the Tikka’s 50-yard average of 0.457 and 100-yard average of 0.477 by a slight margin.
One other result that favoured the Quad was that seven out of the eight 50-yard groups bettered 0.500, while only six out of 10 bettered that mark with the Tikka. Also notable was the 0.212 100-yard, three-shot group delivered by the Quad with CCI ammo (pictured below). That’s nothing short of outstanding accuracy.
Five Shots at 50 yards
Hornady 15.5-grain NTX
Hornady 20-grain XTP
Federal Premium V-Shok 17-grain Hornady V Max Polymer Tip