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#7022069 - 01/02/18 05:29 PM Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM
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I have a buddy who is looking to get a new rifle but Tikka is slightly over his budget. Any other recs?
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#7022070 - 01/02/18 05:29 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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Have heard good things about the Ruger American Predator
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#7022072 - 01/02/18 05:30 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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#7022074 - 01/02/18 05:31 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Have heard good things about the Ruger American Predator


+1

Are those 3 lugs and a 60į bolt throw, like the RPR?
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#7022077 - 01/02/18 05:33 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Have heard good things about the Ruger American Predator


+1

Are those 3 lugs and a 60į bolt throw, like the RPR?
have no idea. I donít own one but have a few friends who love their Ruger American predators.
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#7022080 - 01/02/18 05:36 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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Shot you a pm (pun only have intended) on how your buddy might score a good deal on a Tikka.

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#7022091 - 01/02/18 05:43 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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Ruger American. The stocks are flimsy, but can be stiffened up with epoxy poured into the inside of the interior void areas. The action is surprisingly good and more accurate than any M77 I've shot.

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#7022095 - 01/02/18 05:46 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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Thx fellas. I told him Ruger predator too.
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#7022098 - 01/02/18 05:50 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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Rugers are good, Id look at a Savage FCP or predator. Hard to beat for the price and shoot great out of the box.

But I'd have him sit or find a deal on a Tikka, that's the best way to go..


Edited by el_cazador713 (01/02/18 05:56 PM)

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#7022104 - 01/02/18 05:56 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Have heard good things about the Ruger American Predator


+1

Are those 3 lugs and a 60į bolt throw, like the RPR?


Yes, 70 degree bolt throw, which is the same for all of them with that action including the RPR.

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#7022202 - 01/02/18 06:59 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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My buddy just bought the new Remington 6.5. Put it in a Manners with a Timney and he put 4 in a Skoal can at 480 yards with handloaded 143s. YMMV

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#7022239 - 01/02/18 07:19 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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Ruger American Pred here too
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#7022260 - 01/02/18 07:26 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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I just bought a Thompson Center Venture and I've read a lot of good reviews on them. They have some pretty good features for the price. They offer the 6.5 Creedmoor on the Weathershield model. The stock comes pillar bedded. We shall see when I get it, but I think it's going to be a good one.

https://www.tcarms.com/firearms/bolt-action-rifles/venture/venture-weather-shield
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#7022298 - 01/02/18 07:47 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: RedSnake]
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Savage 10T or 10FCP-SR

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#7022308 - 01/02/18 07:53 PM Re: Best Non-Tikka off the shelf 6.5CM [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: RedSnake
I have a buddy who is looking to get a new rifle but Tikka is slightly over his budget. Any other recs?




^^So, you didn't read that?^^
Originally Posted By: TexFlip
My buddy just bought the new Remington 6.5. Put it in a Manners with a Timney and he put 4 in a Skoal can at 480 yards with handloaded 143s. YMMV
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