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Old 12-31-2008, 06:07 PM
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Re: set triggers

Griz,

I will check that cartridge out as well; I am going to wait till the dealers get stocked back up and then check all the different models out. The CZ is another one that I want to shoulder a few times. I am considering Browning X-Bolt; CZ American and the Tikka Hunters in 7mm-08; 260 Remington and the 6.5x55 cartridges. The light recoil of the 120 grain .260 is appealing but I think if I were going to use 140's the 7mm-08 would be ok as well.

The set-trigger seems like it might be a nice thing to have on a rifle. Lots of choices these days.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:49 PM
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Re: set triggers

I'm not so sure that you can get the set triggers on rifles imported to the USA in a Tikka. I tried when I bought mine a year ago and wasn't able to find one. Maybe things are different now.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:53 PM
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Re: set triggers

The 260 will push the 140vld to 2900fps. The bullets bc is .640.
The 7-08 will push a 140 vld to 2950fps. The bullets bc is .509.

The 260 bullet will dramatically outperform the 7mm bullet at long range. To get a 7mm bullet of equal bc you have to jump to the 168 grain. Velocity falls to 2700 and recoil increases substantially.

I'd stick with the 6.5mm calibers. It is a superb, if underrated family! If you want a lighter bullet the 130 accubond would be tough to beat.

My opinions are based long range performance. If long range isn't a concern, the points are moot.

Anyway, enjoy the shopping and research. I sure do!
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:25 PM
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Re: set triggers

The bc's on those 6.5 bullets are fantastic and yes; long distance is the reason I am looking so closely at this bullet. This is for a very low recoil whitetail/varmint/predator rifle. I feel it would be ideal for 400 yard shots and I would watch impact with an 8lb. rifle. Set trigger would be nice to have but isn't a big issue if I can't get it. There isn't a whole lot of manufacturers chambering the .260 rem. this year. For some reason the 6.5's never really catch on in the US.

I do need to take a much closer look at the 6.5 x 55; it probably is a much better case over the .260 rem. and getting cases or loaded ammo would not be that much of an issue either. Thanks for the tips. Browning doesn't chamber a .264 so it's Tikka or CZ. I hope I like the feel of one of these.

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Old 01-04-2009, 02:50 PM
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Re: set triggers

I have a CZ with a set trigger. It is very very nice! Never checked but, but I would say somewhere 8 to 10 oz. I would recommend the CZ rifle.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:03 PM
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Re: set triggers

Not sure but i don't think you can get the single set trigger on a tikka in the U.S.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:55 PM
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Re: set triggers

I have two CZs with single set triggers...and I LOVE THEM. As other posters have said you simply push the trigger forward to set it otherwise it is a 4-5lb pull. Both of mine are a little different. My 22-250 is about a pound once set. My 6.5x55 is about 2lbs when set. I am not sure how they would work if you spot and stalk but for stand hunting you can not beat it. When using it you simply set the trigger and put the crosshairs on your target and pull/touch the trigger. You do not have time to get nervous and if your rifle is sighted in you should make incredibly good shots. I looked into buying single set triggers for my other rifles and was stunned at how much they cost. Needless to say I did not buy any of them but in the future will not buy a rifle without one unless of course I find another Browning BBR in GREAT condition.

I do want to make one more observation...they can be VERY dangerous if you/the shooter is not careful. I would NOT recommend allowing a youth to use one...simply too dangerous.
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