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Im stuck! HELP!

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Old 11-28-2010, 02:17 PM
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Im stuck! HELP!

Hey everyone.. its been a loooong time since i have been on a forum, but I figured you guys would be able to help me in more ways than a "proffessional shooter".

Im looking for a .270win ((not wsm, ammo is way to expensive and I live in mountainous VA so I wouldnt have too shoot over 300 yards! And finally I reload my own ammo so after reading Ive found that the .270win is a little less difficult to reload)). I reallly like the Vanguard Sub-moa, the Tikka T3, and the Browning X/A bolt. Not a fan of the rem or winchester rifles. The pre-64 ones are okay.. but as for remington, i dont want something going off when i touch the bolt .

This will actually be my first high powered rifle. It sounds weird because im 20 years old but ive always hunted with my shotgun and I have killed plenty of deer. (Did i mention that is all I will be hunting, besides the occasional coyote and hopefully a black bear if I can outsmart that bastard!) I am no stranger to recoil because I shoot brenneke black magics and 3.5in turk loads out of my shotgun year 'round. I just toook 2 deer with my buddies .300win so like I said, not afraid of recoil. (not a tactical junkie, not worried about the gov or terrorists taking over leaving me to lead a one man army to vanquish opposing force.), Im just looking for a reliable, ACCURATE, hunting rifle.

I chose the .270 because ammo is cheap and the ballistics are NICE with a flat tragectory. Notice I capitalized ACCURATE. I know that my definition of accuracy may be allittle twisted (coming from someone who has used slugs for the majority of hunting), but actually I have had groups TOUCHING at 80 yards with the Brenneke black magics with a smoothbore benelli supernova.

But i would like the accuracy of my deer rifle to have an average grouping of an inch or even 1.25 inches. I plan on toping whatever I get with a leupold so at least the optics will be reliable. But i really need some help choosing.

I really want something with an adjustable trigger, a 24" barrel, camo or wooden stock (i dont really like black anything), and something with a nice bolt. Guys I know this post is long and I really appreciate your time! thanks in advance and I look forward to your replies! PEACE!
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:16 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

The Tikka is a good rifle.

Does not sound like you plan to outfit it with a bunch of add ons due to geographic location and end use so of those mentioned, I would choose Tikka, then vanguard....

Although the Savage Long Range Hunter (unfortunately a black rifle)in 6.5-284 would be a sweet rig as well and if you chose you could hunt a cornfield and reach out and touch them....but in reality you can do that with the 270 as well.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:29 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

Didn't mention savage. I would say an accutrigger savage will meet all your critera. Easily group under an inch at 100 if you feed it ammo it likes. Also nice and light.

As for caliber, if your set on 270, go for it, most guys on the site prefer either 6.5s or 7s for far superior ballistics (with factory offered bullets, I know I know, the 169.5gr Wildcat is amazing).

Where in VA are you located/hunting? I have been thinking about checking out the western end of the state's public lands for LR hunting in the mountains. However I'm not too familiar with the enviroment there so if you send me a message with what your experience is, that'd be great.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:14 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

I would go with the Vanguard Sub MOA over the Tikka for a few reasons. The Tikka action has a few plastic parts which I dont care for. There are a lot more after market accessories and options available to the Van Guard and any ring base or rail system that fits a Rem (or Howa) will fit the Vanguard. Both have easily adjustable triggers. If you ever want to customize your rilfe inthe future, the Vanguard will be a much friendlier platform to do so.

And finally.... the Vanguard comes with a factory fired target with real bullet holes and not just a worthless accuracy guarantee from Beretta. Believe me, I know how worthless their accuracy guarantee is.

Good shooting,

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Old 11-28-2010, 06:02 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

Thanks everyone! And believe me.. i hate beretta but i figured id throw their plastic Tikka in there because ive heard sooo many things about it!

I dont plan on putting any add-ons on the rifle. Especially those stupid limbsavers! I think they are so ugly!

But Savage is one I didnt mention, probably because I forgot... lol my buddy has a savage and he loves it... it is an older model but he has never complained.

I have two questions. I have also heard about the 169.5 wildcat. (what caliber is it? and why is it so nice?)

ohh and as for the 6.5's and 7's... honestly.. which is better in terms of accuracy? Sorry if I sound inexperienced... but I am!
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:40 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

My vote is also for the Weatherby.

2 Reasons: My dad has got a couple of Weatherbys and they both shoot pretty decent with out any mods and factory ammo and cheap scopes. Also, a Timney trigger can be easily installed in one.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:21 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

Maybe a Stiller.

Your user name is very obnoxious. Would suggest changing it.
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