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Offline Olympics777

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Mountain Rifle
« on: February 07, 2014, 12:00:55 PM »
I'm looking to get a lightweight gun sometime before spring bear this year. I'll most likely get either a .308 or a 7mm-08. I'm considering a T3 light. Any suggestions? I hunt above treeline and take long shots, keep that in mind.
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 12:12:08 PM »
Weight, $, accuracy, and range - the T3 is going to be hard pressed to beat for an all inclusive package.

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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 12:22:42 PM »
A tikka should handle what you are looking for, those two cartridges should also.  The bigger question is what scope are you planning to put on on it so you can reach out and touch something while still keeping it lightweight.   


Edit to add question.  How far out are you generally comfortable shooting at game animals?

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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 12:27:37 PM »
google up the rossi rifles, they are bad A$$ , AWESOME BRUSSH GUNS super lite...
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 12:30:08 PM »
I love my tikka! it's in 308 I have a 4-12 Nikon with bdc reticle cheap and keeps it lightweight. I've heard some say they are not accurate past 400yds, I shoot 168grn handloads with very good grouping out to 600.

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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 12:32:00 PM »
I'll get in here before Biggerhammer tells you they suck-  :chuckle:

I have T3 Light Stainless.  Best mountain gun I own.  You can ding the stock and not care, the stainless is weatherproof (tends to rain up there!), the bolt is buttery smooth, I like the drop-out mag, sub 1" groups with the right factory ammo right out of the box, and with my Leupold 3.5x10, the weight is a full 1.5# less than my M70 Featherweight with the same scope.

I'm considering slimming down the gun safe, but I don't think this one is going anywhere.
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 12:35:09 PM »
I'll get in here before Biggerhammer tells you they suck-  :chuckle:

I have T3 Light Stainless.  Best mountain gun I own.  You can ding the stock and not care, the stainless is weatherproof (tends to rain up there!), the bolt is buttery smooth, I like the drop-out mag, sub 1" groups with the right factory ammo right out of the box, and with my Leupold 3.5x10, the weight is a full 1.5# less than my M70 Featherweight with the same scope.

I'm considering slimming down the gun safe, but I don't think this one is going anywhere.



Don't tell anybody, but I have a Tikka 300 wsm. I like it. Stainless/synthetic.
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 12:45:27 PM »
Tikka T3. Weatherby Vanguard S2. Savage makes several lightweight rifles. All of these and others work.

Your range is far more likely to be limited by something other than the rifle itself.
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 12:50:22 PM »
I'm in love with my savage. You def can't go wrong with one. I currently use an axis with a 4-12x30 bdc scope and haven't had any issues. I suggest trying them out
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 12:58:05 PM »
I'll throw my  :twocents: in and say to take a look at the Ruger American.  It's got a nice adjustable trigger, 22" barrel, and fairly lightweight.  It's worth a look and it's American made. :tup:
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2014, 01:13:08 PM »
I love my tikka! it's in 308 I have a 4-12 Nikon with bdc reticle cheap and keeps it lightweight. I've heard some say they are not accurate past 400yds, I shoot 168grn handloads with very good grouping out to 600.

 :yeah:   I have the exact same setup. Shooting hand loads. Very light and accurate.

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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 01:40:57 PM »
Depending on your pocket book these are the guns I would look over.

Cheap: A blind mag savage 110/10, Marlin XL7/XLS, or Ruger American

Middle: Tikka T3 light, browning Ti, used Remington 700 Ti, savage lightweight hunter, or Forbes

Expensive: NULA
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2014, 09:44:44 PM »
 Thanks, guys. To answer those couple questions: I would be comfortable taking shots out to 400 yards, with the right set up. I am hoping to get a Vortex Viper 2.5-10x44, or maybe the 4-12x44 version.
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014, 10:05:07 PM »
Tikka is definitely your huckleberry. 
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Re: Mountain Rifle
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014, 11:22:58 PM »
Another vote for tikka, I have a t3 light with vortex viper also
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