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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 09:48:17 AM »
Reminded me of a thread from a couple of years ago...


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Re: A buddy's looking for a new 7mm Mag deer rifle- Tikka T3, or Remington 700?
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2015, 09:28:50 AM »
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Quote from: j_h_nimrod on February 26, 2015, 08:05:56 PM
Quote from: Bob33 on February 26, 2015, 07:42:01 AM
If you’re looking strictly for “out of box” accuracy, I would favor the Tikka T3 between the two you have asked about. An interesting test would be to take ten out-of-box T3s, ten out-of-box 700s and run an accuracy test between them. I believe the Tikkas would have a slight edge. I’ve not known of a Tikka T3 that didn’t shoot well out of the box.

That said, no custom rifle makers that I’m aware of uses Tikka actions. Many, if not a majority use 700 actions. With work, a 700 can usually become as or more accurate than any other actioned rifle.

As far as aesthetics go, the Tikkas generally don’t score well - some believe they look and feel cheap. If that bothers you, get a 700 or expand your search to some of the other makes mentioned.

It seems that no one talks much about their Remington accuracy anymore, maybe it is just a "given" now and people take it for granted. That being said I have never been impressed with a box Remington, for accuracy they have been on par with all the Rugers I have had and a sloppy second to Winchester or Tikka at the similar price point. A Remington is kind of like a hammer, not much by itself but you can use it to build something. IMO as far as look and feel, most of the base Remingtons (SPS, XCR, CDL, etc.) feel as cheap as any out there. Some would say the reason there are so many aftermarket options for the Remington is because they need them :)
Bingo!....and you copied my comment from a few months ago re aftermarket R700 parts....LOTS of demand for those.
The reason R700 is the platform used for many customs is it was designed to be manufactured as cheaply as possible out of round stock.  Anyone with a lathe can claim to be an R700 gunsmith.
No way I would bet $500 clams on whether I get a lemon in a green and yellow box.

I shoot a Tikka 300WSM and after 8 or 10 rounds, I need a few Advil. No question, even with the Limbsaver pad.
That said, it's not a bench gun, it's a hike 4 miles and 4000 ft of vertical every day gun.
Good thing it and the Burris scope don't lose zero, I don't have to fuss with it before every season.
Buy a R700 and Leupold scope if you really want a project...it will keep you busy guessing which one is out of tune.
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 09:53:30 AM »
For the reasons stated above, I have no use for a hunting scope that doesn't go down to 3X.
With the number of 4X and 5X multiplier scopes available now, 3-12X would be my minimum, 3-15 would be ideal.
Enjoy this thread....http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,171038.0.html
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 10:29:31 AM »
Must just be my eyesight or lack of knowledge, I dial it up to 20 to hit them at 200-300, wouldn't shoot more than a few yards over that.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 10:49:58 AM »
Weatherby + Leupold = Winning

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 02:34:00 PM »
Since there is so much speculation as to purpose I'll clarify, this rifle is to fill the power and distance gap in my collection should I some day have the privilege to draw moose or sheep. I'm looking to purchase now and get familiar and comfortable with it now. I don't want to be the guy that picks up a gun the month before the hunt and hopes the box I used to sight in was enough practice. I may use it on bear or if my financial situation changes for the better out of state elk hunts. I've been mostly hunting archery except for bear this year I'm using a .50 cal muzzy. If I go back to rifle for deer and elk I've got a perfectly good .270 and a .30-30.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 02:54:36 PM »
There is a Tikka .300 win Mag, with Brake and scope for sale on this site!!



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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2017, 02:56:45 PM »
I have a sako with hs precision stock and Krieger barrel with a 2.5-10 Leopoldo lps forsale! Damn good shooter.
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=211483.msg2815094#msg2815094

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2017, 03:33:26 PM »
Sheep and moose are two different hunts with regards to shooting requirements.
I will first state that I have hunted neither.
But the moose is generally a shorter shot at a larger animal, and moose die more easily from what I've read.
Sheep, longer shots, wind, tougher kill, tougher hike, also from what I've read.
If you want one gun, get a .280 AI and start practicing.
This will provide a lighter platform with minimal recoil, good long distance (Sheep) with the muscle to penetrate on moose.
Spend the money on quality and quit fretting.
If you are after Grizzlies (You mentioned bears), go with the .338.
The .338 will not be the ideal sheep rifle, but it's very adequate at up to 400 yards.
It also bucks the wind favorably.
For moose and bear, I would say it is unsurpassed.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2017, 03:50:21 PM »
Why even use a scope on the wet side. A Remington 700 BDL with open sights is flat lethal in the thick stuff and to 200 isn't a problem. I would save a boat load of money if I dumped all my glass and ran 3-9's across the board.  :chuckle: Just don't see it happening.
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2017, 03:54:51 PM »
Why even use a scope on the wet side. A Remington 700 BDL with open sights is flat lethal in the thick stuff and to 200 isn't a problem.

A browning BLR or Remington 7600 would be great open sight choices as well.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2017, 03:58:34 PM »
Why even use a scope on the wet side. A Remington 700 BDL with open sights is flat lethal in the thick stuff and to 200 isn't a problem. I would save a boat load of money if I dumped all my glass and ran 3-9's across the board.  :chuckle: Just don't see it happening.

Sometimes the brush and foliage eat up too much light and not allow a good sight picture.  Scopes pick up more light.   

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2017, 04:00:02 PM »
There was a 6.5 swede on here for sale that was a pretty good deal.  I believe Rifled1 was selling it.   It's Biggerhammer's favorite go to brand, so you better act quick before he scoops it up.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2017, 04:42:41 PM »
Do they even make 3x9 scopes any more? 8)
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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2017, 04:45:13 PM »
If not I have two in the garage for back-up.
Also two 2X7 Vari X II just in case.

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Re: Looking to buy a New Rifle
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2017, 05:08:29 PM »
Do they even make 3x9 scopes any more? 8)
Yes I just bought one last year and it lives on my 6.8 spc.

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