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Old 11-28-2010, 09:32 PM
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I prefer Weatherby. Very beefy smooth action, decent stock, recoil pad, 24 inch barrel. Even with the standard Vangard, odds are good it will easily shoot sub moa with handloads. I think Weatherby is no longer doing the factor shot test targets. Although, some dealers probably still have some in stock with the test target.

The Tikka is also a great value and they are usually very tight shooters. The trigger on the Tikka is excellent, and will adjust to lower poundage than the Vangard. Three pounds on the Vangard is about as low as it will go without surgery. If you shoulder both rifles back to back, the Tikka will feel pretty light and wispy compared to the Vangard. I prefer a little more weight in the rifle for stability and recoil reduction.

A Savage is more than equal to the above in performance, I just don't like the looks or feel of the Salvage action. Oooops, I misspelled Savage. Just kidding all you Savage lovers.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:38 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

Just to confuse ya a little more lets throw CZ into the mix=Accurate and the best factory trigger your gonna find! If your only shooting to 300yards calibars and bullets are not as much of a factor as your ability to shoot it off-hand?
Cut my teeth on a slug gun but for all but heavy timber any rifle is better.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:56 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

I use the same username and password for every forum ive ever been on.. it is obnoxious.. but people remember the name easier.

The CZ... havent heard much about that lately. Ill have to do some research on it.

I really like the Vanguard for the reasons mentioned.. but for the msrp.. i want to know im getting what I pay for, I appreciate the input from everyone! I hope I can make the right choice...
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:08 AM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

I would go with the Tikka, I own several Tikka's T3 Lites, in various calibers, if your hunting in the hills or mountains they are a pleasure to pack due to their low weight (sold my 270WSM Vanguard due to that reason), all the Tikka's shoot under 1 MOA and some half of that, have a super smooth action and a good adjustable trigger, 70 degree bolt throw which gives ample scope clearance and quick follow up shots. Norsky
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:18 AM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

I load 270 and 270wsm and they are not very different to load. My hunting load with the 270 is a 130VLD with 64.8g of Magpro at around 3180fps...the 270 wsm shoots the same 130VLD at 3320fps with 75g of Magpro. Same primers, same bullets and powder, different dies is all.

The Savage is a hard to beat combo but in my case I would probably get a Model 70 or M700. I have a WalMart Model 70 I use for hunting elk in 270wsm that will shoot moa with handloads after an hour or two of tinkering. Bought it on closeout for 320$. It makes me wonder why I bought a Kimber.


The Tikka and Weatherby's are nice but I would rather spend money on something made in America.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:37 PM
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Re: Im stuck! HELP!

Its amazing how no one has even leaned toward the browning. lol after doing alot of research, I was actually going to go with the browning. You see I had never even heard of a Tikka before I joined this site or a CZ for that matter. I have always heard great things about winchester and browning but never shot one.

I love the browning .270wsm with a 23" barrel, in mossy oak camo, with dura-touch and inflex recoil pad. I also like the X-style mounts and rings. But I want to thank everyone for their input and I hope I can make the right decision when the time comes.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:45 PM
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Its amazing how no one has even leaned toward the browning. lol after doing alot of research, I was actually going to go with the browning. You see I had never even heard of a Tikka before I joined this site or a CZ for that matter. I have always heard great things about winchester and browning but never shot one.

I love the browning .270wsm with a 23" barrel, in mossy oak camo, with dura-touch and inflex recoil pad. I also like the X-style mounts and rings. But I want to thank everyone for their input and I hope I can make the right decision when the time comes.
If it helps, I like the Brownings. I think they have terrific fit and polish. The two that I have had experience with were very good. One was a solid moa rifle and the other is a very good 1/2moa rifle.

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