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Time for a new go to gun!

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:12 PM
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Time for a new go to gun!

Looking for advice on a bolt action 22-250. It will be used for coyote hunting mainly, I'd gotten away from this for a number of years (way to long). I have other calibers already that is not an issue. I have AR's. I have been looking at Tikka, Ruger, T/C, Savage... Some guns just feel more solid than others. Stocks on some of them seem noisy. Some have better actions, maybe smoother is better choice of discription. Some triggers are adjustable, some will need a smith or replaced. I like mine around 2.5lbs. Of course accuracy and dependability is the objective.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:50 PM
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Re: Time for a new go to gun!

Pretty hard to go wrong with a Tikka, its only downfall is the fast twist (14 i believe but 55 grainers are no problem. trigger is easily adjustable, action is smooth. its light and easy to maneuver around.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:52 PM
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Re: Time for a new go to gun!

Check out the CZ 550 Kevlar. Great rifle with HS precision stock, and set trigger. Very well priced IMO. Will be a shooter for sure...
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: Time for a new go to gun!

It kind of depends on how much you want to spend.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:34 AM
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Re: Time for a new go to gun!

Tikkamike, I didn't know the triggers were adjustable. That does help!

Yote Doctor, like I'd said it's been awhile. I've never heard of CZ. I did some searching and liked what I seen other than what you suggested looked like a heavy barrel gun. I don't mind some weight but I've packed a bull barrel around before and would rather not go quite that heavy.

Nimrodmar 10, I would like to stay under $800-900 for the rifle.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:36 AM
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Tikkamike, I didn't know the triggers were adjustable. That does help!

Yote Doctor, like I'd said it's been awhile. I've never heard of CZ. I did some searching and liked what I seen other than what you suggested looked like a heavy barrel gun. I don't mind some weight but I've packed a bull barrel around before and would rather not go quite that heavy.

Nimrodmar 10, I would like to stay under $800-900 for the rifle.
The tikka trigger is very easy to adjust all you need is an alan wrench I have all mine adjusted to around 1lb 12oz it literally takes less than 60 seconds.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:11 PM
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Re: Time for a new go to gun!

Take a look at the Remington 700 SPS in either blue or stainless. You can pick up the blue for around $500 or so. Great light weight rifle with synthetic stock, matte finish, adjustable trigger. I've put a lot of people on this rifle and have never had anyone complain.
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