want to buy 300 or bigger

Discussion in 'Guns For Sale' started by Tikkamike, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a rifle for a buddy. He wants a 300wsm, or 338win or something similar. Nothing less than 30 caliber. Looking to spend around $500+/- prefer a tikka but open to about anything quality.
     
  2. bretterath

    bretterath Well-Known Member

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    Is he looking for anything custom like 300 rum with mcmillian htg,abs carbon fiber barrel with break Remington action and rem trigger plus rail on it. Could send pics if interested. $2500 I'm currently running 210 bergers in it and is an absolute tack driver
     

  3. Duvel

    Duvel Well-Known Member

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    What about a 338-06? I have one built on a Commercial Mauser made and Manchester, England. Let me know if you want specifics.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Looking for something with commercially available ammo. So i think we will pass on that. Thanks though
     
  5. huge29

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    At that price range, their is only one real competitor IMHO, that of Savage. I have the model 16 Bear Hunter 300 WSM, 0.41" 3 shot pattern at 100 yards right out of the box. That is a little more than $500, but the model 11/111 is almost as good, but without the accustock. The 111 XP trophy with the Nikon is not a bad setup for that price. The Tikkas in that price range are so light that they are real donkey kicks, until you get a muzzle brake and then you are back at the fancier Savage price range once you do that...yes, I am a little biased towards Savage. I don't think anything is better for fresh out of the box shooters.
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I have had 7 savages and only 2 of them would shoot under an inch. But its not up to me wjatever he wants... so anyone that has something let me know!
     
  7. huge29

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    I am just curious, of these 7 how old are they? What they build now is quite distinct from the old stuff and there certainly is a huge difference between an entry level $300 axis..just curious. I owned a few a Rem 700's and just learned to live with crappy shooting at way over 1", but now that I know better...
     
  8. 300 ultra

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    +1 on the Savage
     
  9. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I had a new 11bth in 243 that shot like crap and then one with an accustock that shot even worse. those were the worst 2, then several others like a heavy barrel 10 in 308. The only 2 that shot decent were actually really old, one wasnt even a savage it was actually a stevens in 270 and it shot the best. I know some savages shoot good, but all in all it seems like a crap shoot to me. I have never tried an axis either. I have had way better luck with tikka.
     
  10. Elk Addict

    Elk Addict Well-Known Member

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    I have a Tikka T3 lite Stainless 300 WSM I'd let go for $525 plus shipping
     
  11. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    I got a tikka t3 lite in a 300 win if he's interested pm me.