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Old 02-21-2010, 06:39 PM
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I hunt south texas and I stalk in Louisiana, meaning I dont hunt heavy thick woods. My budget is 600$ on a rifle and 400$ on a scope, and Im looking for accuracy to 400 yards and a SMOOTH bolt.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:09 PM
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You talk like a cajun.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:11 PM
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The only thing I dislike about the Tikka is having to use a long action to shoot a true short action round. No biggie I guess but I wouldn't build a gun that way so I wouldn't buy a gun that way.

Your budget can be kept with a Remington SPS, you may get a little better stock for your money with a Savage. Either one should shoot MOA or so out of the box and better if you handload.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:22 PM
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How much shooting have you done at 400 yards?
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:51 PM
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1) im from lafayette, la and go to LSU. 2) I can target shoot 400 yards and have taken one deer at 400 yards.
*Spaniel, are you recommending a Savage or Remington SPS over the Tikka altogether?
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:55 PM
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[quote=spaniel;3581402]The only thing I dislike about the Tikka is having to use a long action to shoot a true short action round. quote]

Yep! The "one size fits all" action of the Tikka kinda defeats the purpose of a short action! Might be a good gun, but that right there makes it a POS in my book!
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:28 PM
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i know .308 is a shortened .30-06, but isnt the difference b/t long and short action 1/2" .. I guess this means Tikka puts a block in the receiver to compensate the difference?.. Anyway, I need suggestions on what to do.

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Old 02-21-2010, 09:29 PM
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Here is something to look at. Click on the links below.
http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/prod...ducts_id=86385
http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-12x40-Viper...pe-P11230.aspx
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:00 PM
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First things first;

Change your thinking on spending your funds.

$400 on the rifle and transfer fees

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/prod...ducts_id=86728




$600 on the scope, bases and rings

http://www.opticsplanet.net/zeiss-3-...-reticle1.html
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:04 PM
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^ Im not a huge fan of the Stevens model.. seems "cheap" . ( i hear its very accurate though) do you have experience w/ the steven's model ?

* I like the Remington SPS , and im considering that but in the Tactical category .

Im trying to step up as far as quality of rifle . The Remington 770 I own feels so cheap and I could prob throw rocks more accurately than I could shoot with it.
Am I asking too much for my price range * smooth bolt, above average accuracy * with a great stock..

Seems no one likes the Tikka..

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