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Old 05-27-2007, 06:26 PM
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Browning, Savage, or Tikka?

I am thinking that a .270 WSM would be a good thing to have. Alas, I shoot left-handed. Question: What is the general consensus on which is the best-made, best-quality gun: a Browning A-Bolt, a Savage Weather Warrior, or a Tikka T3 Lite? The Browning has a 23" barrel, while the Savage and Tikka have 24" barrels. The Savage and Tikka are similar in that both have stainless barrelled action and composite stock, but the Tikka has that 1" guarantee and, I'm thinking, probably a better stock, albeit at a heftier price. This thing will be used for general hunting, although with that cartridge and a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5x14, it certainly should be able to 'reach out and touch' to any reasonable range.

So...whaddya think?
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Old 05-27-2007, 07:05 PM
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Re: Browning, Savage, or Tikka?

I just bought a Tikka T3 in the 270WSM. I am very pleased so far. I vote for the Tikka.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:11 AM
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Re: Browning, Savage, or Tikka?

I have a left-handed Weather Warrior in .300 WSM, with the Buckmaster scope. This combo is a great deal for the money. After a little load development it shoots well under an inch, and in the 0.5" range if I cooperate. Only changes have been a Stockade gun stock, a sling, and a Harris bipod. I probably have less than $1,000.00 in the whole rig, and am pretty happy with it for now.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:35 PM
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Re: Browning, Savage, or Tikka?

Savage 1
Tikka 2
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:49 PM
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Re: Browning, Savage, or Tikka?

Savage would be my choice. A far off second would be a tikka. I work on savages alot and have never run into many that didn't shoot well.
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:20 PM
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Re: Browning, Savage, or Tikka?

Thanks for the input, guys. I appreciate it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Browning, Savage, or Tikka?

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Question: What is the general consensus on which is the best-made, best-quality gun: a Browning A-Bolt, a Savage Weather Warrior, or a Tikka T3 Lite?

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I donīt personally know about the others but: If you go Tikka route, go T3 Tactical they are very good rifles. Forget "lite".

Iīm not saying this just because I happen to use a T3 Tactical. People who shoot a lot have been trading much more expensive rifles (like Steyrs) to T3 Tacticals over here. Accurate and reliable. Nothing fancy though.

Iīve soaked, frozen and overheated mine many times, strict abuse for two years. Probably cleaned it a couple of times, not often at all.

T3 Tactical keeps shooting impressive groups right on the spot, day after day. Itīs not picky about ammo either, mine is 300 WM and I wouldnīt hesitate for a second getting another one. An easy shooter right off the box.
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