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#2995576 - 10/23/12 04:37 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Gravey]
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
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Loc: Franklin, TN

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Probably will go with Tikka T3
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#2995601 - 10/23/12 04:57 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
Model70Man
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Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6683
Loc: Knoxville, TN

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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Probably will go with Tikka T3


Not a bad choice. Jump on one now if you can. The prices are going up. The rifles that were selling for $400 4 to 5 years ago are now worth more. They are one rifle Brand that has actually increased in value over the past 8 or so years. I love the Hunter version. I cannot stand the plastic stocked Tikka's. You may also want to go and hold one and shoulder it. I do not like that the bolt locks when the safety is on. Other than that, I love mine.

Other rifles I would take a gander at would be a CZ , Browning Abolt, Ruger Hawkeye, Winchester Model 70, and Howa. The CZ would be at the top of my list with the Winchester Model 70 in second.
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#2995644 - 10/23/12 05:23 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Model70Man]
Kimberman
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Registered: 10/30/05
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I have a bunch of different bolt guns:
2 Sakos (.222, .243)
2 Kimbers(270WSM, 308)
2 model 70s(264 WinMag, 30-06)
and a Ruger Hawkeye in .358 Win.

You couldn't talk me out of any of them, and I would recommend any of them.
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#2996017 - 10/23/12 09:10 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: MUP]
DCA-DEER
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 843
Loc: Mckenzie, Tn. USA

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Ruger no1 or m 77
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#2996019 - 10/23/12 09:11 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Kimberman]
mr.big
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I would try and find a used Sako 75
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#2996348 - 10/24/12 07:13 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: mr.big]
KPH
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 3469
Loc: Hendersonville Tenn

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They are all good, a remington has a reptation for being the most accuret out of the box.
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#2996415 - 10/24/12 08:03 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: KPH]
Lincoln Co Archer
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Registered: 09/13/08
Posts: 1179
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Browning abolt gets my vote.
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#2996896 - 10/24/12 12:55 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Lincoln Co Archer]
HenryCohunter
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 365
Loc: Cottage Grove TN/Horn Lake MS

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Ruger Hawkeye all the way!
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#2997543 - 10/24/12 07:25 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: MUP]
Plateau Hunter
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Registered: 05/19/00
Posts: 1890
Loc: Cannon County, TN

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Several good choices have been mentioned. My recommendation would be the Ruger Hawkeye in .308-30/06 if you must. It is the best otc 'real rifle' currently manufactured IMO. My next choice would be a M70 I reckon. The Tikkas are nice, smoothe, and accurate but have a bit too much plastic for a classic rifle. PH
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#2997638 - 10/24/12 07:59 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Plateau Hunter]
pseshooter300
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Registered: 04/03/11
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Loc: kingsport

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A lot of people talk about the plastic on tikka t3 but a gun to shoot that good right out of the box is awesome. They are tack drivers
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