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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2021, 07:54:28 PM »
My vote would be a savage storm 110 in 308, 7-08 or 6.5 CM

W/ Leupold VX 5 3-15x44

But there is lots of good info on here.
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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2021, 07:57:23 PM »
For what you're describing, a Tikka or some variation of a Browning X bolt with a Zeiss v4 4-16 would be really tough to beat. Both are great rifles, the x bolt are a little more refined looking but they are both awesome shooters. Tikka has a little better trigger. The v4 demo's can be had for under 800 on Redhawk, the ones we've ordered have been brand new quality
this right here except personally I wouldn't even entertain the browning. I do a lot of load workups for a lot of rifles. Enough tikkas where I've lost count of how many ive done and ive never had one that wouldn't shoot under moa. Not internet moa either. Actual consistent and repeatable moa.

Have you loaded Berger 180 VLDs using H1000? Norma brass. CCI250 primers. Asking for a friend we are going to start for his gun

Twist is on the slow side for those bullets and you're going to eat up a bunch of case capacity seating them to mag length unless you plan on single feeding or getting aftermarket bottom metal...
basically this. Its on the low side but still adequately stable in a 9.5 twist.  Ive always loaded the 168's in the 7 mags just due to magazine length restrictions.

Ok ya that makes sense then. Bullets are hard to come by and i have the Bergers now
I'd load em up and give em a shot. Stuff em down to mag length and do an OCW test. Bet there is accuracy in there somewhere. Bergers like a jump anyways  :chuckle:
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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2021, 08:05:25 PM »
Since hammer's not here to say it I will...never driven a Tikka I liked... :chuckle: they just seem cheap. Can't get past that..

But..

Allot is personal preference based on fit, feel and finish. Go handle a few different guns and see what you like... everything mentioned will shot better than most people are capable of. I'm an xbolt fan myself.

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2021, 08:11:02 PM »
My buddy bought one with the rough tech stock I think it’s called. It didn’t feel cheap to me like an American predator or something. But it’s no manners or McMillan 😂. Manners makes a stock for the tikka though. Close to building a custom at that point

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2021, 08:18:40 PM »
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Tikka or Browning Xbolt
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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2021, 07:57:30 AM »
I have so many things to research now. Thank you all once again!

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2021, 09:26:54 AM »
Since hammer's not here to say it I will...never driven a Tikka I liked... :chuckle: they just seem cheap. Can't get past that..



X2   Ive looked at them several times because of all the hype and Ive never gotten beyond the quick look and hand it back because of the cheapness of it.   :twocents:

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2021, 09:56:35 AM »
I currently own two Tikkas and just helped sight in another.
They just flat shoot, smooth actions, not picky on ammo, lightweight, great triggers....
If you don't like the stock, there are plenty of ways to address that but you start with a fantastic platform for @$700.
I would look at Zeiss Conquest, Burris Veracity(really nice but heavy), Something in the 3-15X category.
Of the two cartridges you're considering, I'd choose 308 but I own Tikkas in 300WSM and 7-08 and love them.

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2021, 11:58:42 AM »
Since hammer's not here to say it I will...never driven a Tikka I liked... :chuckle: they just seem cheap. Can't get past that..



X2   Ive looked at them several times because of all the hype and Ive never gotten beyond the quick look and hand it back because of the cheapness of it.   :twocents:

That's like saying you didn't buy Gal Gadot another drink at the hotel bar because your didn't like her choice of shoes and earrings. 

The accessories are disappointing, sure - but I'm going to take her to the range interested mainly in her performance...  And word on the street is she can really perform.  If she makes me happy, we can go shopping for new accessories for her.

The gun, that is.
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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2021, 12:05:14 PM »
 :chuckle: and use proper protective gear when you take her to the range

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2021, 12:11:26 PM »
She identifies as a rifle.
But

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2021, 12:13:46 PM »
I don't know what we are talking about anymore but man I've got the urge to shoot guns and watch Justice League :chuckle:
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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2021, 12:18:06 PM »
I don't know what we are talking about anymore but man I've got the urge to shoot guns and watch Justice League :chuckle:

Rifle's,women, and accessories....not necessarily in that order...keep up man.. :chuckle:

Good thing my rifle's and my wife came factory how I wanted them.... otherwise sounds really expensive.. :yike:

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2021, 12:19:48 PM »
It helps if Travis has already worked up a load as well.

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2021, 12:28:54 PM »
I don't know what we are talking about anymore but man I've got the urge to shoot guns and watch Justice League :chuckle:

Rifle's,women, and accessories....not necessarily in that order...keep up man.. :chuckle:

Good thing my rifle's and my wife came factory how I wanted them.... otherwise sounds really expensive.. :yike:
I like my rifles way fancier than my women  :chuckle:
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