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#5890595 - 08/22/15 12:15 PM 7MM 08 tikka or rem700
Gamehunter77 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
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my son wants to buy a 7 mm 08. He likes the Remington's in the teak is what should I buy.

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#5890709 - 08/22/15 01:57 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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The Tikka is well known for accuracy out of the box. The Remingtons, IMHO, seem to be a crap-shoot on accuracy.

Tikka is guaranteed to put 3 rounds in an inch @ 100 yards and they do it.

Tikka comes with a better trigger as well.

It comes down to what fits your son and what he likes better. It's his choice. Think 'blonds, brunettes and redheads'.
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#5890713 - 08/22/15 02:00 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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I'd go with the Tikka T3 Lite Stainless.

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#5890714 - 08/22/15 02:00 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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I have had both, same caliber (7mm -08).

I still have the Tikka.

And if I needed another one, I'd buy another Tikka.
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#5890716 - 08/22/15 02:01 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Either will shoot. Remington will come with a better factory stock (as long as you're not looking at the ADL), but the Tikka gets the nod on almost everything else.

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#5890859 - 08/22/15 04:53 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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#1 Tikka
#2 Remington, Savage

That order.
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#5891652 - 08/23/15 10:57 AM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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^^

look at youth models too if needed. I believe Tikka offers one

You didn't mention budget, be careful on the cheaper tier rifles. If you want a "cheap" one, go Ruger American

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#5891695 - 08/23/15 11:28 AM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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I bought a stainless tikka 7-08 for $450, swapped the factory rings for a set of Talley lightweights, and put it in a $229 B&C Medalist stock, and am very satisfied with the end result. In fact, I personally don't feel you could get a better rifle for the money especially once you replace the flimsy factory stock.

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#5891714 - 08/23/15 11:39 AM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Thompson's are amazingly accurate out of the box too...just bought my first last year and very pleased with it.
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#5891755 - 08/23/15 12:03 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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ive given up on the 708, its just not a very accurate caliber

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#5891776 - 08/23/15 12:16 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: vanguard]
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Originally Posted By: vanguard
ive given up on the 708, its just not a very accurate caliber

Guessing that this is a joke?
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#5891801 - 08/23/15 12:32 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: GLC]
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Originally Posted By: GLC
Originally Posted By: vanguard
ive given up on the 708, its just not a very accurate caliber

Guessing that this is a joke?



not at all ive personally owned, shot, and loaded for about 10 differnt 708s not a single one would shoot factory ammo better than 2 inches and ranged from 2 to 5 inch groups, mine would only shoot 120 gr bullets and did under an inch but that was the only thing it would shoot, my buddies rem cdl got accurized at hill country rifles and still wont shoot factory ammo, i did get a load for it to work, a 140 gr at a mere 2690fps, same thing on his brothers weatherby sub moa, no factory ammo would work but i got a load to work at 2650 fps. he went through about 6 different 708s and finally gave up too. crunch the numbers on those weak loads and a 243 is better.
i yanked the 708 barrel off my vanguard screwed a 22-250 take off barrel i got off gun broker and bamm a .5 gun with factory ammo.
708s are good for nothing but a tomato stake


Edited by vanguard (08/23/15 12:34 PM)

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#5891808 - 08/23/15 12:36 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: vanguard]
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Originally Posted By: vanguard
ive given up on the 708, its just not a very accurate caliber


Straight up crackhead answer.
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#5891817 - 08/23/15 12:40 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: vanguard]
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Try handloading for it.

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#5891848 - 08/23/15 01:01 PM Re: 7MM 08 tikka or rem700 [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Just from my experience, go with Tikka over Remington any day. I do own a couple of Remingtons that are very accurate but have owned others that had accuracy issues big time and have bought my last M700. Will still pickup a Remington 788 if I see one at a good price.

Have a couple Tikka rifles and have done nothing to them but shoot them and both are sub MOA shooters with factory loads they like. They are in calibers that I do not shoot often and have plenty of ammo for so I do not know if I will ever reload for them. 338 Federal and 270WSM

As for 7mm-08 have been shooting it since 1982, in a Remington 788 and it still shoots probably better than I can with groups under half MOA being common. Had a Browning Abolt that would do the same. The only 7mm-08 rifle I have ever owned or shot that I would not consider accurate is a Remington 700 that for reasons I am not sure about I still own
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