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#6112054 - 12/31/15 04:29 PM 7mm-08
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I would like to buy a 7mm-08 but i cant fined much information on them so I am asking for advice i pick up 2 at the gun shop one was a weatherby vanguard 2 i did not cycle the action or try the triger so idonot know much about them the then it did not feel bad and the mosburg with a fluted barrel and bolt it was nice and like and fealty really good but i dont know how they shoot i know there 243 was not so great but i can get it with a wood stock for around 500$ what are some options and why i dont really want to go over 650 if i can help it and no combo deals i like accurate guns the more acuter the better. i dont put a lot of stock in names as steven and savage are some of the most accurate on the market i was think of the savage 10 with accutriger but i am just stuck on this one i would apricate some help deciding what to get and pice that is expected to pay for one

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#6112068 - 12/31/15 04:38 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: chemdawg]
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I really like the Ruger American in your price range. Allot of gun for the money
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#6112074 - 12/31/15 04:43 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: chemdawg]
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700. You're welcome.
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#6112102 - 12/31/15 04:53 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: chemdawg]
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I wonder if I should repeat myself....
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#6112229 - 12/31/15 06:37 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: chemdawg]
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It won't hurt anything.

The only alternative is trying to come up with a new answer, every time the same old question comes up.
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#6112303 - 12/31/15 07:18 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: chemdawg]
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If you're interested in used guns, it's hard to go wrong with a Remington 788. They're just plain, no frills rifles but they are great shooters.
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#6112350 - 12/31/15 07:47 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: chemdawg]
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Tikka. Scope it and work it like a rented mule.

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#6112361 - 12/31/15 07:51 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: P_102]
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#6112386 - 12/31/15 08:18 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: chemdawg]
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You should buy that used Howa for $300
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#6112527 - 12/31/15 10:04 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: Grizz]
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Originally Posted By: Grizz
If you're interested in used guns, it's hard to go wrong with a Remington 788. They're just plain, no frills rifles but they are great shooters.


Great choice but 7mm-08 Is one of the rarest calibers in that rifle and commands a price point you could buy a Tikka in the same caliber for unless the 788 is in poor condition.

Of the 2 in the OP, I would opt for the Howa. The 7mm-08 has been one of my favorite calibers for the 33 years I have owned on in a 788.
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#6112529 - 12/31/15 10:06 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: chemdawg]
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I would quit buying new rifles for a little while and get yourself the reloading equipment you've been wanting.
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#6112726 - 01/01/16 05:26 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
You should buy that used Howa for $300


I agree. The Vanguard is a Howa re-marked by Weatherby. I like the Tikka better, but it will cost you twice as much as the Vanguard. And.....with your savings, you could get started on reloading, as another poster has suggested.
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#6112817 - 01/01/16 07:55 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: Grizz
If you're interested in used guns, it's hard to go wrong with a Remington 788. They're just plain, no frills rifles but they are great shooters.


Great choice but 7mm-08 Is one of the rarest calibers in that rifle and commands a price point you could buy a Tikka in the same caliber for unless the 788 is in poor condition.

Of the 2 in the OP, I would opt for the Howa. The 7mm-08 has been one of my favorite calibers for the 33 years I have owned on in a 788.


Yeah, I didn't really think about it from that angle. I forgot how hard they are to find in 7mm-08. I got a good deal on mine in 22-250 and I sometimes tend to lump most of the other calibers together in my mind.
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#6112931 - 01/01/16 09:28 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: dawaba
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
You should buy that used Howa for $300


I agree. The Vanguard is a Howa re-marked by Weatherby. I like the Tikka better, but it will cost you twice as much as the Vanguard. And.....with your savings, you could get started on reloading, as another poster has suggested.


I have yet to see any evidence that the Tikka is twice as good as a Vanguard 2. In fact, I haven't seen any evidence that the Tikka is as good as a Vanguard 2.

The Weatherby synthetic stock is much better, the bolt shroud is made of metal, as is the trigger guard.

Weatherby does more than just re-mark the Howa. Same with Nosler. Both outfits offer a better finish, better barrels, and better stocks on the excellent Howa action, one of the best to be had at any price.

One Tikka or two Weatherby Vanguards? - I'll take the Weatherbys of course.



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#6112965 - 01/01/16 09:46 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
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