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#5537944 - 01/12/15 02:24 PM Looking for new rifle
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I'm looking for a new rifle, probably a 308. I am looking for suggestions. I would like to spend 6-800. Will use for varmint hunting and my wife will use for deer. I've looked at the following but not limited to these
Rem sps
Rem vtr
Savage( I think model 10)
Tikka varmint
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#5537945 - 01/12/15 02:25 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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tikka
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#5538075 - 01/12/15 03:20 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Tilkka and SPS
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#5538134 - 01/12/15 03:51 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Savage or tikka for sure.
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#5538141 - 01/12/15 03:54 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Tikka
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#5538186 - 01/12/15 04:15 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Tikka.

Browning X Bolt.
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#5538193 - 01/12/15 04:17 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Remington 700 AAC-SD

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#5538288 - 01/12/15 04:58 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Savage predator in 6.5 Creedmoor. Accustock and Accutrigger, rebarrel down the road if desired.

I have never shot a Tikka but there are some big Tikka fans out there. I just don't like how short action caliber Tikka rifles are not true short action bolts chambers, they just put a bolt stop in a long action. Again, I have never shot a Tikka and I'm not a gun expert so that could be a stupid reason as to why I have not bought one...


Edited by Gone to Texas (01/12/15 05:01 PM)
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#5538348 - 01/12/15 05:27 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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What's the AAC sd difference
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#5538357 - 01/12/15 05:30 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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I won't buy a 700. Too many recalls. If I had one given to me, I might keep it, but a new trigger and safety would be the first thing I bought for it. Savage just makes great reliable guns.
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#5538362 - 01/12/15 05:32 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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tikka hands down.. triggers are very nice in the tikkas
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#5538373 - 01/12/15 05:35 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Savage just makes great reliable guns.


Savage, one of the Accustock models. Should shoot 1/2" groups.
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#5540930 - 01/13/15 04:57 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Originally Posted By: hookemhorns
What's the AAC sd difference


1/10 twist, Heavy Barrel, Threaded, 20" or 16" barrel, Hogue stock.

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#5541026 - 01/13/15 05:59 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Tikka, but with a trigger job.

Browning A or X bolt. Best trigger for factory gun that I've had.

Remington 700, but with a trigger job.

Not in any particular order. Haven't owned a savage so I can't comment on it.
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#5541031 - 01/13/15 06:04 PM Re: Looking for new rifle [Re: hookemhorns]
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Savage Predator Max 1 in whichever caliber you choose. I'm picking up a new one in a few minutes in 243. They're fantastic for the money. I've shot one in 22-250 several times.
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