Originally Posted by MachV
Remember you asked for opinions!
#1 Your ex aint never gonna pay you back=get over it
#2 predator or varmint in the name of a gun dont mean scwat=Its a marketing ploy.
#3 Most coyote are shot a LOT closer than 500 yards= If you cant call them closer than that your not likely to be able to hittem that far either
Now that I got that outa my system
Wow...I really did get a lot of opinions on that one. lol
1. Yeah, I don't have my hopes up on that one, but I can dream can't I?
2. I picked those more on weight and barrel than the name. Was looking for something between a sporter and heavy bbl rifle. Those looked good to me. I remember looking at a remington VLSF (I think that's what it was) that I liked, but it seemed a bit too shiny. Not really wanting to paint a new rifle at the moment.
3. You are 100% right, but I can dream of shooting that far can't I? If I practice enough it may be a reality. A more realistic distance is about 200yards and in though. I'm hoping that the more I get to hunt/practice the closer they'll get to me. I'd love to take one with my bow on day.
I've never shot one of the tikka rifles. I hear they're good shooters though from what I've read. I handled one in Cabelas once and it was okay. Smooth action but it just didn't feel right when I put it too my shoulder. I'll have to look into it again though. It has been a while.
Why would the Savage go click instead of bang because of the accutrigger? I've usually only heard good things about Savages. Heck, past two times to the range they've been a Savage heavy bbl 308 to show me up.lol I put 5rnds into 0.6" with my 270 and his went 0.5", made me sick. lol
What would put the T3 above something like a Weatherby Vanguard (varmint or regular) or the Model 7? Those seem to be the ones I listed that seem to sound the most promising.
Oh, as for price. Around 1K for rifle and scope would be okay. I don't want to go much past that if possible. I'm picturing around 650ish for a rifle and 350ish for scope. Sound reasonable? I don't care to pay a bit for something that's quality and will last.
Thanks for all the opinions guys, I appreciate it.