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#6079225 - 12/11/15 07:40 PM Best sub $700 rifle
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well what say you? remington 700, tikka t3, browning a bolt 2, or weatherby vanguard s2???

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#6079229 - 12/11/15 07:42 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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What is the intended purpose of the rifle?
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#6079248 - 12/11/15 07:57 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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deer, hogs, everything that Texas offers... so some exotics as well

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#6079260 - 12/11/15 08:12 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Any of the rifles mentioned would do. I'd go with the Weatherby Vanguard but that's just a personal preference.

Pick them up, see which ones feel best for you.
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#6079300 - 12/11/15 08:40 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Go for the Remmy 700 as most are just simply fine rifles. Most sub $700 rifles don't stay that way. There are more add-ons, whistles, and bells for the Remmy than most of the others to satisfy your future desires.
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#6079302 - 12/11/15 08:42 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Weatherby Vanguard S2.
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#6079317 - 12/11/15 08:47 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: postoak]
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#6079320 - 12/11/15 08:49 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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in my mind its a tie for the a bolt 2 and weatherby. one has more function and the other more luxury. never been a rummy fan.. and i don't have much experience in the tikka

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#6079331 - 12/11/15 08:55 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Tikka. All day everyday and twice on Sunday.
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#6079348 - 12/11/15 09:04 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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give some reasons guys!!

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#6079351 - 12/11/15 09:07 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Of all you listed, Tikka has the best trigger and accuracy as good or better than all of them. Most of guys who build guns on here will look for the Tikka action. Only weakness would be the stock.
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#6079370 - 12/11/15 09:16 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Tikka!

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#6079373 - 12/11/15 09:17 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Originally Posted By: Arrowslinger82
give some reasons guys!!


Have you looked at and handled a Tikka? It's very cheap looking. The Vanguard S2 is quality all over -- better than a Remington 700, and in my experience, more accurate. And I would dispute that the Tikka is more accurate than the Vanguard.
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#6079378 - 12/11/15 09:19 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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Originally Posted By: Arrowslinger82
deer, hogs, everything that Texas offers... so some exotics as well



The one that never gets mentioned...the Model 70. I think that with a synthetic stock it can be had for under 700. Its got the right stuff.
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#6079387 - 12/11/15 09:22 PM Re: Best sub $700 rifle [Re: Arrowslinger82]
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I'd get a Tikka in 7mm-08.

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