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Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever #7083189
02/18/18 05:35 AM
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In the market for a rifle that I will want passed down for generations. Something wood stock, stainless or blued. I saw the new Model 70 super grade maple and it is gorgeous. Also have always liked the Weatherby’s. What else would yall suggest that I could get new right now. Under or around $1500. Would probably stick with a 270 or 30-06. A caliber I know is common and be around for years to come.

Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: ejj005] #7083196
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Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: ejj005] #7083217
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Weatherby Mark V Sporter, maybe some Deluxes or a Lazermark.

Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: ejj005] #7083309
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Those tikka hunters are a nice looking gun.....

Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: ejj005] #7083327
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I've got a Sako 85 Hunter 260 Remington that I bought for the same reason. Beautiful wood and superb craftsmanship. Don't shoot it much, but did use it to take my 21" Blackbuck. Shoots extremely well with factory ammo and will definitely be passed down to someone.


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Sakos and Kimber Selects have some really nice walnut.


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Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: ejj005] #7083352
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sako 85, no doubt. 7mm-08, Swarovski Z3 or Z5


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That one would be hard to beat at that price

Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: ejj005] #7083477
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If it was me, knowing Sako's calibers, id go

1. 7mm-08
2. 6.5X55
3. .338 Federal


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Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: ejj005] #7083503
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In your price range would be a Pre 64 Winchester Model 70 in 30-06 or 270. Already a classic.

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Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: MClark] #7083544
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Originally Posted By: MClark
In your price range would be a Pre 64 Winchester Model 70 in 30-06 or 270. Already a classic.

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Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: ejj005] #7083555
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Yeah I like the ones yall are throwing out. Forgot to say I had been looking at the Sakos as well. 7-08 was definitely on the list too. Never looked into 338 Federal is ammo readily available? Thanks guys. That Sako Finn Bear is priced really well!!!

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Recently bought my new rifle that will likely be passed on to my son when that day comes. I went with the Tikka T3X Hunter Stainless in 308. Added a Leupold VX-6 HD 3-18x50. Very pleased overall. I like the new features of the T3X over the T3. Having trouble uploading pics

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Try to find a Browning B78 in 30.06

Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: Buzzsaw] #7084229
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
If it was me, knowing Sako's calibers, id go

1. 7mm-08
2. 6.5X55
3. .338 Federal


I have all those calibers. You have good taste Buzz. I didn't think anyone on the THF besides me knew what a 338 Federal was. It's no Creedmoor. peep


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Re: Looking for a new rifle, to keep forever [Re: Cinch] #7084296
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Originally Posted By: Cinch
Recently bought my new rifle that will likely be passed on to my son when that day comes. I went with the Tikka T3X Hunter Stainless in 308. Added a Leupold VX-6 HD 3-18x50. Very pleased overall. I like the new features of the T3X over the T3. Having trouble uploading pics


Nice rifle got one in .260.....

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