Originally Posted by retiredcpo
I am helping a buddy put together a light weight rifle
he keeps getting conflicting advice fro the sales guys
I told him htis would be the place to get good advice.
1- which would be better weatherby sub moa or a tika or sako?
2- is there a big advantage for using the short mag rounds?
(270 short mag vice 270, 300 short mag vice 300 win mag)
3 which would be a better choice for caliber 270 264 300
shooting will be no farther than 500 yards on deer,elk,bear and antilope.
Looked up "500 yard deer, antelope caliber" in Websters and it said: 270 Winchester
Looked up light weight hunting rifle and Websters said: Tikka T3
I assume you are looking at the Vanguard, I personally do not like them and they do not feel light weight to me. I think you would have a hard time finding any bad comments on a Tikka. The only issue is that all Tikka T3's have the same receiver legnth so the WSM does not give you a shorter throw in the Tikka's.
Will he reload or use factory ammo?
Here is my semi custom Tikka 270 (500 yard deer antelope