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Old 12-15-2010, 08:16 PM
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.300 WSM decision

I am in the market for a 300 WSM I am looking at the Tikka and the Weatherby Vanguard, would like to know which is better, Thank You.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:30 PM
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Re: .300 WSM decision

Do not own either but was in your situation a few months back. I was about to go with the Tikka T3 Laminate until i ran across a deal i couldn't pass. 500 even for Brand new 21 rounds down the tube Browning A-Bolt with scope mounts and sling. I took it and am very please. Holds moa with factory ammo out to 300 yards so far if i do my part.

take a look at Browning. If not definitely go Tikka
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:42 PM
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Re: .300 WSM decision

Sounds like a great deal!! I have looked into browning but they are a bit out of my price range, unless I can find a good deal like that.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:51 PM
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Re: .300 WSM decision

+1 for the Tikka
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: .300 WSM decision

I know you didn't include it in your choice, but look at a Savage too if you haven't. Of your 2 choices I would lean to the Vanguard.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:16 AM
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Re: .300 WSM decision

Both should easily go SUB-MOA with a tuned handload. I prefer the Vangard because it has a beefier action and a little more weight for stability and absorbing recoil. If you shoulder both rifles back to back, that Tikka is gonna feel pretty light and wispy. A 300WSM pushing a high BC 180-210 bullet at max velocity will generate some recoil. I also prefer the Monte Carlo cheek on the Vangard stock and the recoil pad is decent.

The Vangard's now have a pretty decent trigger that can be adjust down to about 3lbs. The Tikka has an excellent trigger that can be adjusted down to about 2.5lbs. I like a 2lb trigger and for $95, the Timney is an easy drop in on the Vangard.

I have three Vangards, 300WSM, 270WSM, and 7mmRM. On all three, I can load the big Bergers into the lands and the rounds will still fit the magazine. The Tikka, I don't know if this would be an option?

Plus, lets face it, that Tikka is a little funny looking......LOL
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:32 AM
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Re: .300 WSM decision

I own a tika t3 lite and love it. As stated it will shoot MOA/Sub MOA.

My tika loves RL 17 and 180 gr Accubonds.

They have the adjustable trigger that is great and they are comfortable to pack around the hills. They also have one of the smoothest actions on the market,

The only draw back I found is, if you want and extra mag they run about 75-80 bucks.

If you are worried about recoil, I threw a limb saver recoil pad on mine and it kicks about the same as my 30-06,
You will not be disappointed.
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