Tikka Lite or Kimber Montana

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by zoso, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. zoso

    zoso New Member

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    Hey Guys & Gals

    I have been searching a great 308 for hunting whitetails in the hills of Va and narrowed it down to a tikka lite which can be had for ~$615 at the LGS. with a leupold V3 2.5-8 X 40 I was fiquring on adding another $350-400 to it and have a lite weight 300-500yard rig for ~$1k.
    Then i went to another LGS and fondled a Kimber Montana , it is definatley a better handling rifle, but with the scope it was ~$600 more than what was intended and i couldnt justify the $ difference for the same dead deer.
    But as my luck would have it....I found a very gently used Montana w/the VX3 already mounted for only $250 more than I would have spent on the Tikka rig.
    I have been reassured this is not one of those cursed montanas , the rounds cycle and is reported to deliver < MOA w/ hand loads.

    I am needing a little third party help in justifying the $250 difference is a good deal.
    Can ya help a guy out? should i or shouldnt i ?

    thanx n advance

    zoso
     
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    zoso New Member

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    Well i was able to find a laminated T3 w/ scope & bag for $400 less than the montana. Felt like i got a good deal and the $$$ difference from the montana was enough to bring it home.