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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    I took a gamble and set up my dies off the once fired brass I had. I forgot I had some 160 Sierra Gamekings in the cabinet. There were 26 left, so I loaded them up yesterday and went shooting with a buddy. The box of factory remington 150’s were 2” off to the left at 100, but the elevation was...
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    Yes, I know you’ve all seen a Tikka before, but... LGS called yesterday to tell me it had arrived. I did not plan on picking it up until after the 10th so that it would go on next month’s credit card statement, but I had to make a trip close by the shop to pick up my sons mountain bike...
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    I’ll take that into consideration. All but a few of mine wear Leupold or Redfield revolution scopes.
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    Budget is 1k for an optic. I’m wide open for suggestions. I’ve always wanted a Trijicon. Maybe this is the time. I’m looking at B&C stocks also.
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    I ended up putting a deposit on the Tikka. It’ll be here in 10-14 days. If I can get close to Nosler load data with the 175 AB LR and the bullet stabilizes, I’m okay with Saami OAL.
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    I stopped at a small gun shop today. All they had was a blued tikka t3x 30-06. They quoted $770 for a stainless, which is not bad.
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    The outfitter said that his average client is in their 60's and often have health limitations. I'll be 45 next year when I go. Because of this, they are talking about setting up a wall tent for part of the hunt and doing some more remote hunting, hence my desire to keep the rifle light. I...
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    My savage Lwh 30-06 tips the scales at 6 pounds, 11 ounces with a Leupold VX-3 3-9x40 scope and weaver steel rings. I can’t imagine a huge difference with a 7mm mag as far as recoil. Perhaps I have this whole thing backwards. I should probably get an upgraded optic first for my 116 and do...
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    I like the way you think! That‘s the kind of thinking that filled my safe in a hurry. I have room for 1-2 more though. 🤔
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    I also have a savage 116 in 30-06 that I rarely ever use. Never shot anything with it. Another option would be to swap out the bolt face and screw a new custom barrel on it. I bought it with the intention of doing a barrel swap some day The lightweight stock options really start to open up...
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    My current go to rifle is a savage 111 lightweight hunter in 30-06 and I even with stout loads it’s not a problem.
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    First elk hunt. Leaning toward Tikka

    2021. Montana elk and mule deer combo. I don’t own a magnum. I figured I’d take my 30-06 with 168gr Nosler Accubond and limit my shots to 400 yards. A call to the outfitter this week may have changed my mind. He’s pushing the 300wm as his go to and the 7mm RM as a second choice. Now don’t...
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    Hornady cartridge comparator review

    My new set arrived Friday. I can't believe I waited so long to buy them. I have been fighting accuracy issues with a couple of rifles and it's no wonder. Some of my 30-06 cases differed as much as .007". I posted here last year that some of my brass was hard to chamber. I have now...
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    Any experience reloading with PRVI brass?

    I have used it in 7mm-08 and I would say it compares to the Federal and Remington Brass that I have used.

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