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Old 09-13-2012, 10:45 PM
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Most accurate out of the box rifle

Hey everyone I'm new to the site.

I'm looking to buy a new long range rifle that i will be using for coyotes and whitetails, and would like to be able to take shots up to 600 yards.
Ive narrowed it down to a .25-06 caliber but I don't know which brand and what model to choose. Ive looked at the Remington 700 sps long range, the weatherby vanguard synthetic, savage, tikka, and I just cant figure out which one is the most accurate so please help me pick the right rifle!!!

ps: for under $1000
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:24 PM
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Re: Most accurate out of the box rifle

savage or tikka will be the best out of the box. Savage will be the easiest to make even better. Remington will be the easiest to pay someone else to make as good. All are capable of good accuracy out to 600 with good optics and ammo. The weatherby would be the least desirable for building up. The tikka will be the smoothest and might even edge out the savage depending on the individual rifle but has a very limited aftermarket. If you can handle the tikka, savage and remington, take your pic. I would go with the tikka if I had no upgrade plans and the savage if I wanted to customize. The remington if I wanted to dump insane money into a rifle.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:31 AM
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Re: Most accurate out of the box rifle

Sako Tikka Savage
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:34 AM
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Re: Most accurate out of the box rifle

Sako, if not Tikka!! The above referenced poll puts Savage in the lead only because Savage is at the majoritys price point so thats what they own and brag on. Sako is very accurate out of the box with premium factory ammo and will need no after market add on's or "tweeking". Tikka has the same barrels as Sako but a cheaper action set up. If you can't afford a new Sako lightly used ones can be found in your price range. My .02!
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Re: Most accurate out of the box rifle

+1 on the Savage, Tikka and Sako. Sako's are nice friggin rifles, I've seen more than a few Tikka's with walnut stocks that where just beautiful rifles. My vote if your not planning on doing much more than a bedding job and trigger tune up, Tikka for the money, and looks.
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