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Old 10-27-2002, 07:46 PM
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Hey guys, new to the board. I'm from Colorado and I hunt everything I can, but specialize in Mule deer and Elk.
The country I have hunted in the past is dark timber, with close quarters shooting. I use a Ruger 77 International, with an 18 inch barrel and chambered in 308. It is a beautiful gun, and its accuracy is adequate, but I've recently started hunting an area that might require longer shots.
I have decided to purchase a 7mm mag and I'm wanting the most accurate rifle I can find under $600. Looks and weight are not a factor, just accuracy and dependability. The Tikka Whitetail hunter looks to be the best choice from where I'm sitting, but I'd like your opinions. Thanks for the help.

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Old 10-27-2002, 09:24 PM
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I would buy a ruger M77, accually, i am buying a ruger M77 in 7mm, ill let you know how it works out.

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Take a look at a Tikka they don't leave the factory unless they shoot groups under 1 in at 100yds. They don't guarantee it because most people can't shoot that good.

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I picked up a Rem. 700 BDl deluxe this fall in 7mm Rem Mag, it shot good out of the box. I have since down a trigger job and it shoots great. I have heard Tikka's are accurate, but since I am a lefty the only tikka looked cheap in the finish department so I opted for the Rem. I have a abolt medallion and it shoots pretty darn nice as well.

I think a lot depends on the guy holding the rifle and the optics on the top don't hurt either.

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Old 10-27-2002, 11:36 PM
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get the tikka, you won't be disapointed. smooth trigger, smooth action, great accuracy and less then a Rem 700 not counting the trigger job, action job, etc..... <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 10-28-2002, 09:20 AM
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One more vote for the Tikka. Mine are very accurate.
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Old 10-28-2002, 06:37 PM
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I think the Browning with the BOSS system would be hard to beat. You can actually fine tune your rifle to match the ammunition you are using. I don't think you benefit a lot from this system if you handload, though.

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Old 10-28-2002, 06:39 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys. I think I'm definately going with the Tikka. My ruger 77 is a beautiful gun, but it has a 7 pound trigger pull, and it is unadjustable. Plus the barrel is short, light, and extremely sensitive to heat. My rem 700 bdl 22-250 is nice but not very well balanced. My father has a pre 64 Model 70 Winchester that is quite possibly the finest rifle I've ever shot, but I have no experience with the current model 70s. From what I've read and from all of your opinions, the tikka is a great choice. Thanks again for the help.



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Old 10-28-2002, 06:49 PM
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Kimber

deadly accurate. sensuously beautiful.

just bought a kimber .22

shoots .155 at 50yards. 5 shot string.

Kimber makes rifles in various calibers. Don't know about 7mm though...

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