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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.
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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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Re: * UPDATED * Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2022, 10:28:44 AM »
Hey guys! Been a while... Sorry for not being responsive - I put the rifle idea on the shelf for a couple of months because I thought I might stick with archery this year.

I changed my mind and decided to just do archery for elk, but hunt with a rifle for deer and bear. After handling several rifles, I settled on the Tikka T3x .308 Win. I also mounted a NightForce SHV 4-14x56 scope on it. Super stoked to get out and shoot it!

Pics aren't posting... even though I've reduced their file size to under 200 kb. The site must not be able to handle it just yet - I'll try again later.
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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2022, 10:44:17 AM »
I've had luck changing the file type from .jpg to .jpeg for some reason.

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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2022, 11:24:18 AM »
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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #55 on: August 09, 2022, 11:33:31 AM »
Nice

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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #56 on: August 09, 2022, 01:54:54 PM »
Nice set up.   :tup:
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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #57 on: August 09, 2022, 06:41:45 PM »
You made a wise choice you wont be disappointed

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Re: Getting a rifle, help me choose!
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2022, 01:04:32 AM »
Hey all,

I'm turning 20 here soon and my Dad is gifting me a rifle. I'm looking for one that will last a long time but is around the $500-$1,000 range. Any tips you can share would be appreciated!

The game I want to be able to hunt with it primarily includes deer (mainly blacktails, but I'm game for others in the future) as well as elk. Thinking a .270 is the caliber I'm shooting for (sorry for the puns   :))

Any scope rifle combos you know of? Does anyone have opinions on these rifles?

Weatherby Vanguard MeatEater Edition Tungsten Cerakote Bolt Action Rifle 270 Winchester
https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/rifles/weatherby-vanguard-meateater-edition-tungsten-cerakote-bolt-action-rifle-270-winchester/p/1683542

Bergara B-14 Timber Bolt Action Rifle
https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/rifles/bergara-b-14-timber-bolt-action-rifle/p/p42885

Savage Arms Axis XP Camo With Weaver Scope Black Bolt Action Rifle - 270 Winchester
https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/rifles/savage-arms-axis-xp-camo-with-weaver-scope-black-bolt-action-rifle-270-winchester/p/1541431

110 APEX STORM XP
https://www.savagearms.com/content?p=firearms&a=product_summary&s=57340

Thanks in advance!

I suggest add the Tikka .270 win to that list.

 


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