RE: tikka t3 vs. Browning A-bolt stainless stalker
Well, I' ve had a few Brownings, and I love them. But, my last purchase was the Tikka Whitetail Hunter and I don' t regret it. It is an awesome rifle for the money. The Browning is good too, and I love the features on the Browning, like the detachable magazine, adjustable trigger, 60 degree bolt throw, and the tang safety. Wait, the Tikka has most of those too!!!! And, the adjustable trigger on the Tikka is a lot nicer. Can easily adjust down to 2 lbs.
The .270 (in my opinion) is the best small to medium game cartridge there is. It will knock the socks off of prairie dogs (without having the blistering speeds that eat up barrels), and do the same on everything up to and (in some cases) including Elk.
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