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Best factory Rifle???

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Unread 12-15-2008, 09:25 AM
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Re: Best factory Rifle???

I have 3 Tikkas, made by Sako, and all shoot .5 to .25 with factory ammo. My nephew has one that'll shoot .25 - triggers are great and the actions are buttery smooth. That's my vote for the best factory gun. Sako's are supposed to be a even better but I've never shot one.

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Unread 12-15-2008, 10:48 AM
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Re: Best factory Rifle???

Have you thought about a CZ? Solid rifles and accurate out of the box.
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Unread 12-15-2008, 11:22 AM
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I am a huge Remington fan. That aside I have been buying several Tikka T3's lately. I love them. They are accurate, light and smooth. What a wonderful gun.
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Unread 12-16-2008, 05:00 AM
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Re: Best factory Rifle???

My vote is for the Tikka T3 - I own 4 Tikka's .243, .270WSM, 30-06, 300WSM - all are great shooters and with some load development are in the .5 MOA range if not better. I also have a Weatherby Vangaurd that I just picked up for under $350.00 new in .270WSM that is a shooting aprox. .25 MOA with very little load development at this time. The Tikka's barrels heat up a little faster and require a little more cooling time on the range (my opinion) but are all excellent gun's for under $600.00. Norsky
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Unread 12-16-2008, 05:38 AM
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Re: Best factory Rifle???

With the budget you have, I would pickup a good used Remington & see how it shoots. If it did not meet my expectations you should be able to have a good smith blue print the action & adjust trigger on it & come in below budget.
I have two Rem. 700's in 7mm08, one is a VLS & the other a mountain rifle. They are both shooters, with the right hand loads the mountain rifle is capable of sub .5" 3 shot groups at 100 yards. The only mod was a trigger job on the VLS. I have not done anything to the MTN rifle.

The 243 that your daughter is shooting now should shoot alot better than it does. I believe that there may be more accuracy left in that rifle.
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Unread 12-16-2008, 01:06 PM
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Re: Best factory Rifle???

Tikka or Sako.

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Unread 12-16-2008, 01:15 PM
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Re: Best factory Rifle???

What will you do with the .243? Just put it away and not shoot it? Rather than roll the dice on a new rifle for $1k, how about spending $650 and rebarrel the .243 in 7-08. That way you get the caliber you want, without another rifle and the odds of it being a shooter are much better with a custom barrel and action job than you would with a new rifle.

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