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#6060731 - 12/01/15 01:43 PM Help me pick a new rifle...
SpoonPlatoon Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 8000
Loc: Palestine
Got some $ burning a hole in my pocket. Budget is under 1K either with or without optics.

Looking hard at a Tikka varmint, Ruger Hawkeye Predator, or Remington700 milspec.

I think I'd like something in 308, 260, or 6.5 creed.

This is what I have already:
300 Blackout AR
Remington 700 BDL 30-06
Winchester 30-30
Marlin .35 Remington
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#6060742 - 12/01/15 01:47 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
trigger time Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
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Tikka

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#6060743 - 12/01/15 01:48 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 19659
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Tikka rebarreled for 6.5 Ceeedmoor, or a Tikka already in .260 Rem. You'd better be a handloader for the .260 Rem.
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#6060754 - 12/01/15 01:53 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41833
Loc: Metroplex
Sure like my creedmoor, to help narrow down your caliber choice.

Oh I should say my wife's creedmoor

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#6060761 - 12/01/15 01:56 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Registered: 05/27/09
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Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
you wont regret the mil-spec, but i am becoming a Tikka fan more and more. The Remy mil-spec is a nice quality package if you want a 308. If your thinking 6.5 creed, the Tikka build as FJG suggested will be a slick rig..... forget 260....
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#6060818 - 12/01/15 02:24 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SingleShot85]
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Tikka action rebarreled for 6.5 Creedmoor.

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#6060844 - 12/01/15 02:40 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Somebody sold a Tikka CTR .260 in the classifieds the other day for $800. Sure wish I'd had a spare $800 lying around at that time.
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#6060847 - 12/01/15 02:43 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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I'm with Jason with one exception....with what you already have you may want to consider more of a varmint
caliber..

P_102
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#6060848 - 12/01/15 02:43 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
P_102 Online   content
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 686
Loc: Grapevine
I'm with Jason with one exception....with what you already have you may want to consider more of a varmint
caliber..but maybe that's just me.

P_102
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#6060904 - 12/01/15 03:08 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
SingleShot85 Offline


Registered: 05/27/09
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Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
Dont look at Jason's rifle, it was built backwards....... here you go, a proper Tikka

bolt

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#6060907 - 12/01/15 03:09 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SingleShot85]
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It's not backwards, I am.
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#6060946 - 12/01/15 03:29 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: P_102
I'm with Jason with one exception....with what you already have you may want to consider more of a varmint
caliber..

P_102


6.5 will kill the he!! out of varmints. grin
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#6060986 - 12/01/15 03:47 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5039
Loc: texas
I'd say you seem to like the 30 calibers so a .308 would fit right in. If you don't reload I wouldn't really be looking at odd calibers.

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#6061020 - 12/01/15 04:04 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Registered: 08/26/08
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Loc: grandveiw/ft worth
To me need a small bire rocket in there. 22-250 or 220swift. My last 2 have been weatherby vanguards they will shoot as good or better then any other production gun out there and stay under a grand

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#6061034 - 12/01/15 04:07 PM Re: Help me pick a new rifle... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
It's not backwards, I am.


Well, you said it! rofl
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