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#5798251 - 06/20/15 08:00 PM Ruger vs Remington
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I am looking at replacing my current 300 mag for another on in a Remington 700 XCR or the Ruger magnum. Both are stainless and are very similarly priced. I am leaning toward the Remington because that is what I have now and I am used to it. I have hunted with the Ruger (bowwrowed from outfitter) and liked it. But the safety system is a little awkward, at least to me. Any one have any cheers or jeers for either one?


Edited by Erny (06/20/15 08:06 PM)

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#5798284 - 06/20/15 08:14 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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I've got a Remington model 700 Stainless Synthetic that I've had for many years, it's a great rifle that I've taken animals with from 11,500 ft to sea level. Great rifle, Baker
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#5798293 - 06/20/15 08:18 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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Remington.
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#5798323 - 06/20/15 08:51 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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I'd buy the one that fit me best.
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#5798333 - 06/20/15 09:01 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Remington.


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#5798385 - 06/20/15 09:57 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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A 700 with a Timney trigger is a thing of beauty. Never really been a fan of Ruger rifles.

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#5798393 - 06/20/15 10:01 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Colt W. Knight]
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Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
A 700 with a Timney trigger is a thing of beauty. Never really been a fan of Ruger rifles.


My sentiments as well.

Or skip both brands and buy a Tikka. Better action, great factory trigger, will shoot just as well, or better, than the Ruger or Rem.
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#5798406 - 06/20/15 10:15 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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I trade around a lot, so I have had a lot of both in the OP. All I will say now is that our Sako A7 won't be traded.

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#5798412 - 06/20/15 10:23 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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Well, bringing up a Sako in a discussion about "Ruger or Remington?" is like bringing up a Mercedes in a discussion about Korean econo-boxes.

I avoid Remingtons as there have been way too many QC issues with the company lately. - You don't know what you are going to get. Rugers are good rifles, finally past the barrel problems that they were famous for in years past. Tikkas are good for longer cartridges, but unnecessarily heavy for compact rounds.

If I were shopping for a new rifle today, it would be a toss-up between a Browning X-bolt, and a Weatherby Vanguard.

If I were choosing between a new Remington and a new Ruger, it would take me only a millisecond to go for the Ruger. It's twice the rifle for about the same money.

- But that's just me.


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#5798450 - 06/20/15 10:52 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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Will take Ruger over Remington any day unless going to spend a bunch extra with the gunsmith.

Give me a Tikka over Ruger or Remington anyday and twice on Sunday grin
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#5798452 - 06/20/15 10:53 PM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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I think you answered your own question when you said you find the Ruger safety clumsy.
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#5798520 - 06/21/15 12:17 AM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: charlesb]
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
Well, bringing up a Sako in a discussion about "Ruger or Remington?" is like bringing up a Mercedes in a discussion about Korean econo-boxes.

I avoid Remingtons as there have been way too many QC issues with the company lately. - You don't know what you are going to get. Rugers are good rifles, finally past the barrel problems that they were famous for in years past. Tikkas are good for longer cartridges, but unnecessarily heavy for compact rounds.

If I were shopping for a new rifle today, it would be a toss-up between a Browning X-bolt, and a Weatherby Vanguard.

If I were choosing between a new Remington and a new Ruger, it would take me only a millisecond to go for the Ruger. It's twice the rifle for about the same money.

- But that's just me.


I do not whatsoever claim to be a Sako expert. As a matter of fact when I bought the A7 I viewd it as their bottom of the line of Sakos, kind of like a Remington 710.

However their bottom of the line gun, that isn't much more expensive than the oringal OP's selections, isn't that much more expensive. And I think they guarantee either 3 or 5 shots in an inch at 100 yards with factory ammo.

To me that does two things, 1. it gives a gun that is a better gun than I am a shooter. And 2. I don't have to reload the ammo for that particular cartridge.

And if you saw my Glock 41 trade offer a Vanguard is in the hunt. I should have added the Tikka to that offer.

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#5798524 - 06/21/15 12:21 AM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: DannyB]
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Originally Posted By: DannyB
Originally Posted By: charlesb
Well, bringing up a Sako in a discussion about "Ruger or Remington?" is like bringing up a Mercedes in a discussion about Korean econo-boxes.

I avoid Remingtons as there have been way too many QC issues with the company lately. - You don't know what you are going to get. Rugers are good rifles, finally past the barrel problems that they were famous for in years past. Tikkas are good for longer cartridges, but unnecessarily heavy for compact rounds.

If I were shopping for a new rifle today, it would be a toss-up between a Browning X-bolt, and a Weatherby Vanguard.

If I were choosing between a new Remington and a new Ruger, it would take me only a millisecond to go for the Ruger. It's twice the rifle for about the same money.

- But that's just me.


I do not whatsoever claim to be a Sako expert. As a matter of fact when I bought the A7 I viewd it as their bottom of the line of Sakos, kind of like a Remington 710.

However their bottom of the line gun, that isn't much more expensive than the oringal OP's selections, isn't that much more expensive. And I think they guarantee either 3 or 5 shots in an inch at 100 yards with factory ammo.

To me that does two things, 1. it gives a gun that is a better gun than I am a shooter. And 2. I don't have to reload the ammo for that particular cartridge.

And if you saw my Glock 41 trade offer a Vanguard is in the hunt. I should have added the Tikka and X-Bolt to that offer.

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#5798527 - 06/21/15 12:41 AM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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Remington with s Timmey trigger as others have suggested.

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#5798529 - 06/21/15 12:45 AM Re: Ruger vs Remington [Re: Erny]
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Why not just a Savage model 10 or 12?

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