I am finally going to buy an elk rifle to call my own. I want the rifle to be light and easy to swing just like my old 270 deer rifle but it has to be a rock solid gun that will last me a long time (I have owned my 270 for 27 very tough seasons). I am thinking either 300 win or 300 wby as my caliber of choice and I have every intention of putting a break on it. I have looked at them all and I have decided not to spend too much on the rifle and the savings will go towards a good scope. I really liked the tikka t3 light, it feels great but I cannot get over the plastic parts (bolt release, bolt cap on back, trigger guard). What kind of wear are you getting out of your tikka's? My 2nd choice from a feel perspective is the weatherby vangaurd series 2. It feels almost as good and all of the parts are metal, which tells me they will still be fully functioning in 20 years after I beat the hell out of it. I also have all the dies and brass for a 300 wby, another point for the weatherby. I want to like the tikka based on all the reviews but the plastic............convince me why I want it over the weatherby.