Re: Tikka T3 HB Varmint Stainless 7mmRM for Long Range?
If you get a rem use the barrel as a crowbar and take it to a smith to get it replaced with a decent one.
Rem barrels are worse than crow bars lately, and they won't warrant the dang thing unless accuracy is worse than 4" at 100 yards. They wouldn't warrant my 7rum's barrel as it would shoot just under 2" at 100 even though the chamber was so sloppy it literally split two sizing dies open down the side and they had to be replaced. One was a redding and one was a rcbs.
My brother had a 280 rem that was so bad a year or two ago that they actually replaced the barrel! By then he was done with it and looking to move to another rifle though. I think he's pretty well done with rem. I know I am even though I still own a few.
As far as browning, a don't know why people rag on their pipes, as they at least shoot moa or better, usually much better.