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Offline WaltAlpine

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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2022, 03:25:34 PM »
My tikka t3x came with a muzzle break, ceracoat, and camo synthetic stock. and I could shoot it all day long and not feel anything as far as recoil.
7mm Remington mag. Vortex 4-16x44 scope. Flawless


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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2022, 05:53:22 PM »
I just bought my son the Savage XP combo with scope...I haven't given it to him yet...birthday is next month. I am not a rifle guy but talked with many people and it seemed like a versatile entry into the long gun game. $399.00 was hard to beat for a kid that is not even sure if he wants to go big game. If not we have a fun rifle to use for other stuff.  Good luck and enjoy whatever you get...a new gun is always awesome  :tup:
Plenty of knowledgeable shooters on here but H2O was very helpful in the process...he is local to me and a solid dude...and has a lot of experience with long guns and successful hunting of big animals. Might want to reach out to him. I will post a rookie review of the 270 once we get a few down the pipe.
 
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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2022, 06:49:22 PM »
In your price range it's a Tikka hands down IMO.  Nothing else close to it for under 1k. 

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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2022, 07:14:08 AM »
Have you looked at the Howa 1500?  I haven't seen the model here but in Wyoming there was a Howa 1500 that came with a muzzle brake and aftermarket stock.  The rifle was incredibly light weight and had a good feel to it.  My nephew and brother in law both shoot the standard with benchmark installed muzzle brakes, rails and decent scopes of course in the 6.5cm and both are extremely accurate.  All in price including the rifle, threading of the barrel, miller brake, rail, mounts and sig whiskey 3 (4-12) scopes with slings and bipods were 1100.  .35 moa at 100 with Hornady factory ELDX 143 grain.  Both killed deer in Wyoming last year at 500 and none of the deer took a step.  I would also do a 7mm over the 270 just for availability of bullets if you intend to reload.   Its a very forgiving round with handloading and the powder ranges are pretty broad.  Ballistics seemed to of skipped the odd number calibers.  Just something to think about. 

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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2022, 07:17:43 AM »
https://www.howausa.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2022_LSI_Howa_Catalog_LQ.pdf

Broad range of selections but the one I was referring to was the HS precision model. 

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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2022, 07:33:27 AM »
Ruger American for the price is unbeatable. If you have a little extra cash you can get the cerakoted go-wild model with a muzzle brake. Hard to beat for the money.

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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2022, 04:05:56 PM »
So what did you end up getting?

 


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