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imr

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Hi

I'm looking for a new and accurate rifle for target shooting at 800-1000 meters in 308W. But I would like a rifle not extremely heavy to carry it across the mountains too.

I am between two options right now:

Remington 700 milspec 5r: 2000 €
Tikka T3 Super Varmint: 1500 € (I dislike a bit its plastic magazzine)

What would you choose? It's worth spending more on the Regminton? I'm interested specially in the accuracy. Do you have better recomendations than this rifles with the same budget?
 

FEENIX

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Hi

I'm looking for a new and accurate rifle for target shooting at 800-1000 meters in 308W. But I would like a rifle not extremely heavy to carry it across the mountains too.

I am between two options right now:

Remington 700 milspec 5r: 2000 €
Tikka T3 Super Varmint: 1500 € (I dislike a bit its plastic magazzine)

What would you choose? It's worth spending more on the Regminton? I'm interested specially in the accuracy. Do you have better recomendations than this rifles with the same budget?

This boils down to personal preference, pick what best fits you. I personally like the Tikka actions. Since you're using Euro, the assumption is you're somewhere in the EU. It's hard to make any recommendation other than what you've provided because we do not know what is readily available to you or if there's any import restrictions from where you are at.
 

imr

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Weeell, we have a lot of restrictions, few things available and all of them very expensive hehehe.

But you can tell your recommendation and I'll try to find it.
 

Idaho Lefty

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I wouldn't, get "hung up", on the Tikka, "plastic" magazines as they are TOUGH !
The Tikka T3 and T3X's can be modified with, long Bolt stops and the larger .300 Win Mag. "Magnum sized" ones and several after Mkt. Magazines, IF desired.
I personally, would look at a "flatter shooting" cartridge than, the .308 Win.,.. with more "Boiler room", if wanting to shoot PAST, 600 yards ! I'd look at something like a, 7 mm Rem Mag, 7 mm RSAUM, the .300 and .270 WSM's and possibly, the 6.5 Creed, 7mm-08 30* Improved or, .260 30* Improved for, the distance you want to shoot and the "inherent accuracy" and reasonable "Drop" of the Cal's listed. Go with a 24 inch Barrel, too ! Spend some Money on "good" optic's and have,.. FUN ! Just MY .02 cents and good luck !
 

HARPERC

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No doubt the plastic is tough, but neither the plastic one that came with my .223, or the metal one supplied with the .260 CTR feeds reliably. The manufacturing in the steel one is crude at best.
I will say the replacement I bought for that one is overall better in both appearance, and function so far. Hopefully, that is a trend, and not an isolated got lucky.
 

Greyfox

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Owning three Milpecs in 308 since they were introduced, all delivered outstanding accuracy(<.5MOA), reliability, and workmanship. Well worth the extra$$.
5 shot performance from Factory 168 Fed Match, and comparable handloads(43gr IMR4895) at 100 and 200 Yards.
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tmmcampbell

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My first choice in a factory rifle would be Christensen arms. My second choice would be Bergara. Third would be Tikka.
 

ranger3

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In spite of the plastic magazine. I would take the Tikka, I like my Tikka a lot, accuracy is second to none in the Tikka
 

Idaho Lefty

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@ Greyfox,. I did NOT say the .308 Win. was inaccurate! It is, an "accurate" caliber but, has an trajectory ARC like,.. a "Rainbow" after a few hundred yards and for targets PAST 600 yds, I'd go with something, "FLATTER" for the distance the OP wants, but hey,.. that's MY .02 cents ( opinion). As far as Magazines go, my .270 WSM feeds like butter with,.. BOTH of my Magazines ! I'd buy another Tikka in a heart beat, in either 6XC or 6 mm Creed,.. calibers,.. LEFT Handed of course IF they would make it ! I will be building, a 6XCII, on my SA model 700 L-H action with the barrel and chambering costing about, the price of,.. ONE, New Tikka,.. sadly.
 

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