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#3100405 - 12/29/12 06:00 PM What company provides the best rifle quality today
DMAG
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I have been looking for a 25-06 and have looked at all of them. I have never purchased a new rifle, just wanted to see what you guys opinions are for rifles made today.
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#3100425 - 12/29/12 06:26 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: DMAG]
William
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I think it really depends on your definition of quality. Or more importantly, what you want to spend for quality.
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#3100451 - 12/29/12 06:44 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: William]
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#3100467 - 12/29/12 06:54 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Rockhound]
corymhoward
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I've had a couple savages and they were well worth triple what you will pay.....have a model 700 in 25/06 now and it's a sweet gun

Everyone likes their savages

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#3100470 - 12/29/12 06:54 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Rockhound]
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#3100528 - 12/29/12 07:33 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: paincave_2000]
JoshDosMil
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sako makes a hell of a rifle, top notch. and as said before, my savage out shoots several of my more expensive guns.
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#3100553 - 12/29/12 07:55 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: JoshDosMil]
William
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Again, how much do you want to spend? My Dakota and Lazzeroni are both high quality rifles.
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#3100585 - 12/29/12 08:15 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: William]
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Accuracy international but not in .25-06
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#3100600 - 12/29/12 08:23 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: bjohnson]
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h+r bull barrel single shot-ones all it takes!!
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#3100626 - 12/29/12 08:33 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: greygoose]
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Remington 700's are hit and miss now days. I have a Remington 700 .280 that is scarey accurate. I love my Winchester M70 7x57, but I will not part with my Savage 7mm-08.
Savage has come a long way, go with a Savage and you will not regret.
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#3100667 - 12/29/12 08:49 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: 280longshot]
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I am Remington man and have a very accurit 700 in 25-06cal. I do have CZ's Rugers, and others. If I was wanting a god hi dolar gun I would start thing about a custom shop. It realy sounds like you need to look around and then make up your mind.
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#3100710 - 12/29/12 09:12 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: KPH]
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#3100721 - 12/29/12 09:19 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: upatree]
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The Tikkas are very nice rifles.

I had a Savage 110 once that was a total POS.
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#3100742 - 12/29/12 09:29 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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Savages are very accurate rifles, and they shoot with the high dollar ones, but their fit, finish, and overall quality of their materials are no where near some of the others that cost more. To some that doesn't matter, to some it does.
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#3100762 - 12/29/12 09:34 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Kimberman]
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Ill say this... out of my Browning Abolt Medallion, Rem 700 ADL, Rem 700BDL, Rem 7400, Winchester M70 and Kimber 84M that I keep for deer hunting, I pick up the Kimber now 95% of the time. Definitely worth the money.
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#3100769 - 12/29/12 09:37 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: smstone22]
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Hard to beat a Ruger Hawkeye for the money. I have one in 25-06 that's a tack driver at 300 yards.
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#3100773 - 12/29/12 09:40 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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 Originally Posted By: Carlos Viagra
The Tikkas are very nice rifles.

I had a Savage 110 once that was a total POS.


Once is the keyword.
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#3100789 - 12/29/12 09:53 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Rockhound]
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#3100813 - 12/29/12 10:08 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Personally I like the winchester model 70's but before buying my last one looked hard at the Ruger Hawkeye and Sako A7. My brother-in-law bought a Weatherby Vanguard S2 from a member here and it is a sweet gun. Said its the best shooting gun he's ever owned. I also like like the TC Encore.
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#3100815 - 12/29/12 10:09 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Deer Assassin]
DMAG
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I have been a Remington man for a long time, as That is all I have ever owned aside from my Smokeless Savage ML. I have loved all my remingtons of old, but the new ones seem to be hit or miss like said before. I need to keep it under $1000 for the rifle, so I cant afford a high high end rifle. It has had me worried about Remington, because of the Marlin quality issues in their lever guns.
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#3100855 - 12/29/12 10:52 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: DMAG]
Rockhound
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Ppl still haven't woke up to realize that Remington is going down hill
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#3100962 - 12/30/12 05:26 AM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Rockhound]
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
Ppl still haven't woke up to realize that Remington is going down hill


And they are for sale again, so it may get worse. I own 3 older Remingtons, so I am not against the brand. But if I were buying a new rifle, I would prolly go with the Savage since I have been so impressed with my ML. But Kimber is right about them being ugly.

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#3101052 - 12/30/12 07:27 AM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
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Savages are very accurate rifles, and they shoot with the high dollar ones, but their fit, finish, and overall quality of their materials are no where near some of the others that cost more. To some that doesn't matter, to some it does.


when shopping for the boy's 7mm08, we compared the savage to a browning abolt. the savage was a much better built rifle. wood-to-metal fit was better. the bolt was smoother and the savage was $200 less. he has been shooting that savage for 10+ years now with no regrets.
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#3101119 - 12/30/12 08:29 AM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: stik]
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I personally think the newer M70s are great especially the Extreme Weather models. Also look at the TC Icons, they may be the best value going right now. Fit and finish is very good and accuracy is exceptional.
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#3101546 - 12/30/12 03:03 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Travis13]
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Winchester model 70, Ruger model 77, but stay away from Remington unless you get an old one.
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#3101835 - 12/30/12 06:43 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Rockhound]
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I like the Savage 11/111 lightweight hunter chambered in 7mm-08, might be my next rifle.
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#3102679 - 12/31/12 09:58 AM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: 280longshot]
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A bolt or 700
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#3102953 - 12/31/12 01:36 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: deerkiller300wsm]
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I shot the best group I have ever shot with a Savage 116. I then sold my Remington and I'm very happy with my new Savage 116. I really don't think even a old Remington can out shoot these new Savages.
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#3103317 - 12/31/12 05:54 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: thehoytman]
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Quality means different things to different people. One would have to define quality in their own words to really understand what that person means by quality. IMO, every rifle company out there makes a quality rifle in the price range they are in. Some of the cheaper models are just put together better than others and have better parts. You will usually get what you pay for. Nice things aren't cheap and cheap things aren't nice is a motto I've went by for years. I've added to that motto: Nice things are great to buy on sale for cheap.

I hear alot about the accuracy of Savages but have not personally seen what type of groups people are getting. I personally wouldn't opt for a Savage. The stocks look and feel cheap, I don't like the bolt, don't like the safety, and don't like the way they feel. That doesn't mean it isn't a quality product, just not my quality standards for a hunting rifle.

Tikka's and Savages are very close to the same price range. IMO, the better quality rifle would be the Tikka. It's a well made product, feels good, bolt is slick, and is boringly accurate.
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#3103469 - 12/31/12 07:46 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: DMAG]
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I agree the fit and finish on a savage is not the best and don't even get me started on that funky bolt. But that aside most of them will shoot lights out. And they wont break the bank.
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#3103709 - 12/31/12 11:03 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: WGK]
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If by quality you mean performance, Savage all the way.
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#3103782 - 01/01/13 12:48 AM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: BMan]
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I may have missed it but I did not see anyone mention the Weatherby Vanguard S2. This rifle sells new for about $499 and if quality equates to accuracy, you would be hard pressed to find a better value. I have one in .257 Wby Mag that is a flat out shooter.
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#3104540 - 01/01/13 03:01 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Rackseeker]
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 Originally Posted By: Rackseeker
I like the Savage 11/111 lightweight hunter chambered in 7mm-08, might be my next rifle.


Sweet looking rifle!
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#3104904 - 01/01/13 06:49 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: 280longshot]
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#3105165 - 01/01/13 08:34 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
Quality means different things to different people. One would have to define quality in their own words to really understand what that person means by quality. IMO, every rifle company out there makes a quality rifle in the price range they are in. Some of the cheaper models are just put together better than others and have better parts. You will usually get what you pay for. Nice things aren't cheap and cheap things aren't nice is a motto I've went by for years. I've added to that motto: Nice things are great to buy on sale for cheap.

I hear alot about the accuracy of Savages but have not personally seen what type of groups people are getting. I personally wouldn't opt for a Savage. The stocks look and feel cheap, I don't like the bolt, don't like the safety, and don't like the way they feel. That doesn't mean it isn't a quality product, just not my quality standards for a hunting rifle.

Tikka's and Savages are very close to the same price range. IMO, the better quality rifle would be the Tikka. It's a well made product, feels good, bolt is slick, and is boringly accurate.




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#3107855 - 01/03/13 03:49 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: 280longshot]
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#3109482 - 01/04/13 05:20 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: Lawrence]
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I looked at the Tikka yesterday liked it. Its funny that every company was mentioned and when I asked my friends I hunt with, they all had different opinions as well. Its kind of like the ford vs chevy.
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#3109514 - 01/04/13 05:41 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: DMAG]
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Tikkas are a fine rifle no doubt, just limited in the caliber selections. Post some pics when you make your decision.
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#3109965 - 01/04/13 10:45 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: 280longshot]
DMAG
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Ok I will guys, thanks for everyones input so far!!!!!
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#3110367 - 01/05/13 01:43 PM Re: What company provides the best rifle quality today [Re: DMAG]
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I'll take a early to mid 90's Rem 700 over any new make or model mentioned so far. I would'nt own a salvage if you paid me.
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