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Unread 11-28-2012, 11:12 PM
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Help me build my new rifle

I am in the process of buying a new rifle & scope and I would like to be good to 500 yards for elk size game.

I never intend to shoot this far but I want to be able to if required. Most shots will be at 100 yards with an occasional 300 yard shot. Currently I have taken only 1 animal over 125 yards - it was 300 yards (elk). I live in Ohio where hunting with a rifle is illegal and ranges over 100 yards are rare. In other words I do not have a big background in rifles. I have been hunting with a .280 remington 700bdl and a remington 7600 30-06 (pump). I am looking to upgrade, mostly for bigger game, and the newer scopes/turrets etc interest me too.

I am currently looking at a tikka T3 stainless steel & synthetic stock in 300 winchester mag. This will be for all around hunting big game, mostly elk with occasional Alaskan moose, brown bear and bison. I would like a light gun when finished for fly in trips where weight is a big factor.

I plan to tame it with a good limbsaver recoil pad, install new quaility rings and get the trigger set at a preffered trigger weight for me.

1. The "short" name for this cartridge is 300wsm right?

2. Any suggestions so far?

3. Do I need a gunsmith to adjust the trigger or can I DIY?

4. I am considering adding a muzzle break, but it must be removable - if I add it - ideas? This can be added later.

I want to have a rifle I can use for 40 years and easily get ammo/parts for.

Thanks DonV Ohio

PS you may have seen me on bowsite & monster mulies under the same screen name.
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    Unread 11-28-2012, 11:13 PM
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    Re: Help me build my new rifle

    My next step will be to figure out what rings/base to get and then what scope, but I will save this for a new post later.
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    Unread 11-28-2012, 11:24 PM
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    I'm in Ohio too. Half way between Dayton and Cincinnati. I recommend a gunsmith do your trigger. Unless you've done many before. The muzzle brake can come off any time. They are screwed on. You can get a cap made to change it out. For an all around rifle, the 300 Win Mag is an excellent choice. The 300 WSM is a non-belted short fat version. Also a good choice but not as powerful as the good old win mag. I highly recommend Talley integral one piece ring/bases.
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    Unread 11-28-2012, 11:26 PM
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    Re: Help me build my new rifle

    Go with Tikka T3 stainless 300 WSM
    adjust trigger yourself per enclosed instructions
    Put good bases and rings and optics and watch em drop
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    Unread 11-29-2012, 12:51 PM
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    Re: Help me build my new rifle

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    Go with Tikka T3 stainless 300 WSM
    adjust trigger yourself per enclosed instructions
    Put good bases and rings and optics and watch em drop
    I agree the trigger adjustment is quite simple, I have a T3 lite in same cal. 300wsm I don't think you will need a brake. I can shoot mine several times at one sitting without brake and have never been uncomfortable. Good choice.

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    Unread 11-29-2012, 09:46 PM
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    1. My mistake, I want the most popular 300 mag, which is the 300 win mag RIGHT????

    2. Is the stainless steel T3 antiglare?

    3. I also see a fluted barrel for a whole lot more (only saves 0.18 pounds) any good reason to get the fluted barrel (are there any other upgrades along with it)? Not sure if I said but right now I am looking at the Lite stainless righ now.

    4. I hear the stock that comes with it (synthetic) sucks - true?

    I live 15 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, just south - near Medina County.

    Last edited by DonV; 11-29-2012 at 09:50 PM. Reason: spelling!
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    Unread 11-29-2012, 10:17 PM
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    Help me build my new rifle-laminatedss.jpg

    Go on tikas web site and look at this. I have this same rifle in 308. Yes the stainless is (anti glare).

    Rick
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