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Unread 03-10-2012, 03:46 AM
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Re: Need Lightweight Recommendation

Originally Posted by IdahoCTD View Post
I would get a .270 just like your daughters to make reloading easier (same caliber). If you like how it feels then get the same rifle for yourself. A .270 has been taking game for a long time and will continue to do so probably past our lifetimes. You might get lucky and have both rifles shoot the same load in case one of you runs out the other one has more.
That sounds like great advice! You would only need to reload for one caliber and the .270 should meet all of your needs. Again, I am partial to my 7 rem mag and I do think the 7mm-08 is a great round, but getting another .270 would keep your life simpler...
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Unread 03-15-2012, 11:53 AM
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Re: Need Lightweight Recommendation

How do you like her Tikka? If you like it, I wouldn't change manufacturers. I've got a Tikka in 270 it shoots great. I never get to use it anymore because the kid won't shoot anything else.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 05:21 PM
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Re: Need Lightweight Recommendation

I just got her Leupold transferred over to the new rifle and have yet to sight it in. I think life would be too boring for us both to have the same caliber. I am leaning towards a .260 at the moment, but if I cannot find a rifle that feels good, then I will probably go with a Tikka in a 26.06 or 7mm mag. My love is antelope hunting, but will probably go on a few more cow elk hunts until my daughter goes away to college. By then, my younger daughter may be ready to rifle hunt!
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