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#3686077 - 06/08/14 12:14 PM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: Deerhunter]
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 6337
Loc: tn

dear lord pick the weatherby!!!!! for go the cheap feeling tikka, wood tikka are ok, the plastic ones are just cheap
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#3686318 - 06/08/14 08:43 PM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: knightrider]
8 Point

Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 1696
Loc: Tn, Tipton

I love my Tikka 595 .270 but the plastic stock just makes it feel cheap. If I was to buy another one it would certainly have a wood stock.
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#3686337 - 06/08/14 09:24 PM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: 280longshot]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

My brother in law bought a weatherby vanguard s2 from a member here and loves it. I must say its very nice.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#3686396 - 06/09/14 04:35 AM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: Gravey]

Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 46480
Loc: Just North of Chatt-town

Personally, I wouldn't care much if it was wrapped in duct tape, it's how it shoots that matters to me. What I mean is, that it doesn't matter to me if it's a plastic or wood or even composite stock, it it doesn't perform, it's junk. I have the cheapest of cheap by most accounts, a Rem Mod 710. Plastic stock, not too smooth bolt action, but it will shoot. But, I also have a Tikka T3 that I'm chomping at the bit to try out too. ;\)

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#3686411 - 06/09/14 05:52 AM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: MUP]
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Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 21487
Loc: south fulton

I'd buy the weatherby.

And i would buy a Tikka over a new Remington. If you find an older Remington i'd buy it over a Tikka. But if your buying new the new Remingtons suck. They just aren't made like they used to be.
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#3686707 - 06/09/14 12:36 PM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: rem270]
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12 Point

Registered: 10/24/07
Posts: 5461
Loc: Wilson County, TN

they will both shoot sub MOA out of the box. Both have great bolt cycles however the Tikka has a 60degree if i remember correctly where the Weatherby has a full cycle. I think the stock on both is somewhat cheap but overall its acceptable to me. The Weatherby has a Monty Carlo style stock which you may or may not like. The tikka has a cheap drop out mag that may be a deal breaker for you. I have owned the weatherby and shot the tikka a bunch. I really like both but if i had to buy just one today I personally would go with the tikka. Just like the bolt cycle a tad better and its a tad lighter (which if you are getting a big caliber that may be a con rather then pro)

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#3687045 - 06/09/14 07:29 PM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: REN]
6 Point

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 586
Loc: Giles Co

Tikka T3 Hunter. I picked up my .270 on GunBroker for $400. It may force me to leave my CZ 30-06 in the safe this deer season.
#3687055 - 06/09/14 07:50 PM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: REN]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

 Originally Posted By: REN
Both have great bolt cycles however the Tikka has a 60degree if i remember correctly where the Weatherby has a full cycle.

I think you may have this backwards.
My Weatherbys all have a 54 degree bolt lift.
My understanding is Weatherby invented & patented this, and many years later the Browning A-bolt also started doing it, as may have some others. By contrast, the Remington 700 has a 90 degree bolt lift (as do most bolt action rifles).

#3687078 - 06/09/14 08:08 PM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: Wes Parrish]
Andy S.
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14 Point

Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 8090
Loc: Atoka, TN

 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
...the Browning A-bolt also started doing it ...
My 2002 A-bolt has a 60 lift.

Edited by Andy S. (06/09/14 08:09 PM)
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#3687100 - 06/09/14 08:27 PM Re: Tikka or Weatherby? [Re: Andy S.]
8 Point

Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 1027
Loc: Nashville, TN & Oxford, MS

I love my T3 Stainless in 7-08...although i have yet to shoot it:)
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