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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2022, 05:21:43 AM »
https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/rifles/christensen-arms-mesa-fft-tungsten-cerakote-bolt-action-rifle-7mm-remington-magnum-22in/p/1739533


https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/rifles/christensen-arms-mesa-blackgray-bolt-action-rifle-7mm-remington-magnum/p/1461533

https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/rifles/christensen-arms-ridgeline-blackstainless-bolt-action-rifle-7mm-remington-magnum-26in/p/1469072


Sportsmans has all the CA rifles on an awesome sale right now. Been happy with mine in 6.5CM. Have a ridgeline FFT in .300 win mag I haven't put together yet.

Those are attractive prices. I've heard mixed reviews about christensen which gives me some concern.

My ridgeline had to go back to the factory before I even shot it for excessive tool marks in the chamber area. CA sent me a label the same day I contacted them. They quickly shipped me back the rifle with the issue corrected. The rifle shoots sub MOA groups with four different factory loads, two of which shot .5 or less. I love my Tikka's but they didnt perform like that for me. Had to find the load they liked which isn't a big deal at all or a knock on Tikka.

Whichever rifle you decide to buy, I recommend bringing a small flashlight and taking a close look. I was pretty upset about a brand new gun having to go back to Utah but was also surprised they addressed a cosmetic issue so quickly.

Something to be said about great customer service. I've never heard anything good about the CS for tikka.
I rarely hear of anyone need CS for Tikka.
That's why I own three of them.

Very true. Any of those three happen to be long action magnums by chance?

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2022, 05:26:13 AM »
Are you dead set on a bolt action? What about a T/C Encore Pro Hunter in 7mmRM. I'm not into long range stuff but I sure do like how mine shoots. Single shot makes you a better shooter :chuckle: therefore saving on ammo. :chuckle: E. A. Brown makes some nice precision barrels for the Encore and offer action jobs on the frames. Just my  :twocents: Good luck.

Yeah I'm pretty partial to bolt gun for hunting purposes.

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2022, 05:51:08 AM »
At the range a few years got to look over a guys sako I forget the exact model but was definitely a nice rifle. Once owned a ruger m77 in .270 win which I liked but sold for a winchester m70 which I have also sold to fund this project.

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2022, 06:54:22 AM »
If you decide you want to spend more money take a look at doing a HCA Tikka Carbon Killer in one of the short action 7mm options he offers. $2500 if you have a donor action & an extra $750 for an action. Itís the least expensive way that Iíve seen to have a custom built on a factory action & they shoot really well. Just a thought if you want to shoot heavier bullets with better performance than a factory 7RM & own a very nice semi custom. :twocents: :tup:

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2022, 08:07:37 AM »
If you decide you want to spend more money take a look at doing a HCA Tikka Carbon Killer in one of the short action 7mm options he offers. $2500 if you have a donor action & an extra $750 for an action. Itís the least expensive way that Iíve seen to have a custom built on a factory action & they shoot really well. Just a thought if you want to shoot heavier bullets with better performance than a factory 7RM & own a very nice semi custom. :twocents: :tup:

If I didn't already have a 150 pieces of virgin adg 7RM brass I might consider such a thing

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2022, 08:14:48 AM »
Well those could be easily parted with im sure :chuckle: Just a thought & I have one in 300wsm shooting 215 Bergers so I can testify on the quality of the build for the money.

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2022, 08:32:16 AM »
For the lower end of the price spectrum.......Remington 700 Long Range........under $800.......comes in 7mm. Good bench rest rifle......heavy to carry for hunting (would need to shoot from a stable rest). At the price, leaves room in the budget for optics.

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2022, 08:44:26 AM »
Well those could be easily parted with im sure :chuckle: Just a thought & I have one in 300wsm shooting 215 Bergers so I can testify on the quality of the build for the money.

Where'd you end up for velocity on those 215's?

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2022, 09:36:07 AM »
In the 28ís somewhere if Iím remembering correctly.

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2022, 07:31:59 PM »
Iíve never needed more than one shot from my Ruger M77, and itís tagged several trophy quality critters! You donít need to break the bank! :twocents:

I still have my M77, mark II, 3 position safety, in 7 mm mag. Love that rifle. Have killed many deer and elk with it.
I bought it at an Ace Hardware up by where the Muckleshoot Casino is now in 1990, before there was a casino.
It is now a safe queen with some well earned road scratches on that beautiful wood. It has a special place in my heart.
Fantastic rifle :tup:
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Re: What 7rm to buy? "UPDATE" rifle purchased
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2023, 03:38:59 PM »
Thought I'd follow up with what I ended up buying. Tikka t3x roughtech in 7mm rem mag and a Ziess v4 4-16x50. Thank to everyone who responded and gave recommendations.

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2023, 03:46:43 PM »
That's a beauty!
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I love the BFRO!!!
I wonder how many people will touch their nose to their screen trying to read this...

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2023, 03:52:36 PM »
been thinking about trying out a tikka.  looks great!

looks like a well organized work bench too!

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Re: What 7rm to buy?
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2023, 04:14:47 PM »
Thanks guys.

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Re: What 7rm to buy? "UPDATE" rifle purchased
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2023, 04:15:14 PM »
Thought I'd follow up with what I ended up buying. Tikka t3x roughtech in 7mm rem mag and a Ziess v4 4-16x50. Thank to everyone who responded and gave recommendations.

Clean the grease out of the bolt assembly. Few videos online. My buddy has the same gun he loves it.

 


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