Whats your choice of rifle

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Kybowhunter64

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What is everyones go to name brand of deer hunting rifle? Ive been looking at several brands of the 6.5 creedmoor but dont have a clue which would be the best i should go with
 
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I'm a Savage fanboy, not always the prettiest but they almost always are great shooters. I'm gonna give Tikka a try one of these days.
 
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Bergara.

I have tikkas, rem700, win70 and by far the bergara is the most impressive.

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I have a ruger American 308
My daughter has a ruger American 6.5
Both are very accurate..I would buy another one.
 
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My Savage 116 is unreal accurate. Not pretty, but I’ll take function over fashion any day. I own Remingtons, Winchesters, and used to own a Tikka, but the Savage is my favorite.
 
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I have two different hunting rifles in 6.5CM that both shoot 1/2" groups with factory ammo. One is a Tikka T3X Lite and the other is a Bergara B14 Timber. If you are looking for something light with a synthetic stock I would recommend the Tikka. Outside of that, I would go Bergara all day long. The Timber sells for around $725 but honestly feels like a $1200 rifle. The fit and finish is spot on and the wood stock is gorgeous. The factory trigger is REALLY good as well. It is about a pound and a half heavier than my Tikka but it is the one that always seems to find its way to the stand with me.
 
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My choice for years has been my Rem Mod 710 in 30-06. Used corkokts in it for years, then I started handloading and it really came to life, shooting sub .750 MOA groups at 100 yds with 150gr Nosler Accubonds and AA4350 powder. I have several other rifles that I wouldn't hesitate to take to the woods right now, but my most used is the 06.
 
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Right now I usually grab my Tikka. I've got several shooters from an assortment of different makers. I grab the Tikka because it shoots tiny groups and is light as a feather.
 
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I've converted to a savage believer. Dollar for dollar I don't believe there is a comparison for an "out of the box" rifle. My Savage 10 PC I bought to rebarrel to make it a bench rifle, but it shot so much better than my 700 that I flipped roles and will be putting a remage barrel on the 700 instead. It's right at 1/2 moa before true load development.

The best deer rifle ever made is no longer in true production though, the JM 336 35 Remington [emoji6]
 
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I will admit it since everyone else seems too ashamed. My go to brand and model is the Rem 700. I bought a stainless rem 700 in 270 with a timney trigger installed from a member here. It shoots sub-moa with 150gr corelokts all day long.
 
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Before this year I was a remmington 788 in a .308. Great rifle. But wanted a newer rifle to hunt with. Ended up with a savage model 11 trophy predator xp In a 6.5 creedmoor. And I love it so far. And they have a 100 dollar mail in rebate.
 
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If you like the beauty of wood I'm going to say Bergara B14 Woodsman, or Timber. If you want a lighter rifle Tikka lite stainless for all weather, they both shoot very well.
In my opinion the Bergara looks, feels better. I just recently purchased one and if it shoots like my Tikka I see other purchases in the future. I may sell my Remington's , well maybe one at least.
 
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Browning x-bolts as well... Have a safe full of others, but once I bought my first x-bolt I have been hooked.
 
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im the odd man out , I really love the Mossberg patriots. cheap accurate and tough.
 
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Ive been looking at the Tikkas, Sako, and a few other brands. Has any of you fellas owned or shot any of the Weatherby rifles? Ive looked at a few of those also
 

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