Re: Newbie in search of first long range rifle
Of what you mentioned I would do the Tikka in 300 wsm. It meets all the criteria. Light, accurate, no recoil, on and on and large selection of good bullets to kill anything you mentioned. I am working with one right now shooting 150 grain Barnes TTSX at 3400 fps with one hole 5 shot groups at 100 yards. It weighs 7 pounds scoped out and I would not hesitate shooting anything in Wyoming with it. I don't think you would ever have to buy another hunting rifle unless you wanted to get into beyond 700-800 yards long range hunting.
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