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Forum: Guns
08-16-2003, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By Tumbo

RE: what caliber do i want?

There are plenty of good choices for your needs but personally I' de buy the tikka in 7mm-08 now & a m70 winchester in 300wsm when I wanted to hunt game bigger than deer.

I think the 7mm-08 is...
08-16-2003, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Tikka Whitetail Hunter Mag?

Cant help you with that particular rifle but I have the short action heavy barreled version(continental)in 7mm-08 & like everything about it,in general the tikka quality is very good,the action is...
07-31-2003, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,937
Posted By Tumbo

RE: .243 or 25-06

I think oldelkhunter has the right idea.

I' ve owned & used the 243,25-06 & 7mm-08 extensively & i' ll tell you that the 7mm-08 with bullets in the 100 to 130 grain range will do anything that...
07-12-2003, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,937
Posted By Tumbo

RE: .243 or 25-06

Stick with a short action,either a 243 or 260rem,the longer 25-06 action may cause problems for a youth,in the excitement of the hunt its possible for a youth to short stroke the bolt on a longer...
Forum: Reloading
07-07-2003, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Tumbo

RE: fireforming brass ???

I regularly fireform 243 cases to 7mm-08 with excellent results,I use 10 grains of an old shotgun powder,pack the rest of the case with fine crushed cerial,compact it down then seal the case with...
Forum: Guns
07-02-2003, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Info on Tikka Rifles....

I have a tikka continental(same as whitetail but heavy barrel)in 7mm-08 & love it,its very accurate,tha action is extremely smooth,the magazine is a single stacker(like a 22)but feeds so well & its a...
Forum: Guns
06-26-2003, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,614
Posted By Tumbo

RE: 260 rem vs 7mm08 in recoil?

Todd

I dont think you would notice much difference in recoil between the 260 & the 7mm-08,if you wanted to shoot at the range all day load some 110 or 120 grain bullets in the 7mm-08 then when...
Forum: Guns
05-29-2003, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Tikka Continental?

Maybee you could try beretta in the USA as they import tikka & sako into Australia & the USA I think too,actually I think Beretta owns Tikka & Sako.

Good luck anyhow.

Alan
Forum: Guns
05-29-2003, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Tikka Continental?

What a pitty you cant order the continental,I have one & think its the most accurate & well balanced rifle i' ve ever used & I think it would have been perfect for your needs,they will have to pry...
Forum: Guns
05-22-2003, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tumbo

RE: 7mm-08?

I' ve gotta agree with whats already been said here but will add that i' ve owned 3 7mm-08' s over the years,i' ve also had 243,308,25-06,270,7mmremmag,30-06 & a few others,the 7mm-08 will...
Forum: Guns
05-20-2003, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Dilemma? Which gun do I buy?

Pro-Line

No My tikka has a 10 powered weaver target scope fitted,I use it for metalic silhouette--Rams at 500 meters are a 51 inch drop but using the target turrets I work out the number of...
Forum: Guns
05-19-2003, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Need help

The 7mm-08 would be perfect for your needs,deer to atleast 300 yards & very pleasant to shoot
Forum: Guns
05-19-2003, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Dilemma? Which gun do I buy?

I had a simular problem,I wanted a rifle mainly for range use but something that I could also take on the occasional hunt.

I ended up with a tikka continental in 7mm-08,so far i' ve put about...
Forum: Guns
05-01-2003, 01:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,905
Posted By Tumbo

RE: 7mm-08 vs. 25-06

The 7mm-08 has the better bullet selection, you can use heavier bullets,its a short action & performs well from a 22 inch barrel.

The 25-06 is slightly better varmint cartridge,performs best in...
Forum: Guns
04-25-2003, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Which short action cartridge?

Over the years i' ve used a 308,7mm-08 & 6.5x55(simular performance to a 260) on medium game(up to about 300 pounds) & all of them are deadly out to about 300 yards.

I' ve fired more rounds...
Forum: Guns
04-23-2003, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,878
Posted By Tumbo

RE: barrel swell, what happened?

I agree with Birman,that is the most likely cause,A liquid cannot be compressed so as the bullet passes over it the liquid either deforms the bullet,is forced into the metal of the barrel or a...
Forum: Guns
04-22-2003, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,878
Posted By Tumbo

RE: barrel swell, what happened?

If the swell is in the bore you have some sort of obstruction there that needs to be removed,if the swell is on the outside of the barrel then the damage has already been done-Take the rifle to a...
Forum: Guns
04-14-2003, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,433
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Problems sighting in scope

Calnewbie

This is quite common as small variations in the scope,rings & bases do occur & it doesn' t take much to throw your scope out.

The easiest solution is to center your scope(count...
04-13-2003, 11:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,121
Posted By Tumbo

RE: best quality made rifles

I think you would find sako or tikkas hard to beat,i' ve had a number of sako' s that i' ve been very impressed with & my new tikka continental in 7mm-08 is exceeding all my expextations & I cant...
Forum: Guns
04-09-2003, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,375
Posted By Tumbo

RE: 30-30 for pig and mule deer?

The lever action 30-30 was real popular over here especially in heavy bushy area' s where shooting distances were limited,it would be ok for you provided you limit your shots to 100 yards,it is now...
Forum: Guns
04-02-2003, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By Tumbo

RE: youth deer rifle

I agree with frizzellr,the 30-06 is not a light kicker especially in a light weight rifle,your son will enjoy shooting a 260rem or 7mm-08 much better & probably become a better hunter because of it....
Forum: Guns
03-22-2003, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Need Your Expertise

The 223 would suit your needs very well & will have a much longer life than the other cals would.

If your after a heavy barrel then check out the tikka continental,I have one in 7mm-08 & am most...
Forum: Guns
03-20-2003, 01:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Rifle for kids

No I meant what caliber are you thinking of,technically speaking a 7mm-08 is 7mm caliber,a 308 & 30-06 ect is 30 caliber,I know its splitting hairs but i' ve been pulled up a couple of times on this...
Forum: Guns
03-19-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Rifle for kids

Defnately go with a bolt action Rifle.

My first centerfire rifle 30 years ago was a 243 which I used for a few years,even saw some large deer dropped convincingly with it but i would consider...
Forum: Guns
03-19-2003, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Rifle for kids

I agree with frizzellr on this one,a 12 year old will have more trouble with a lever or pump action rifle,a bolt action rifle will be easier for him to use & maintain,be more accurate & he will enjoy...
Forum: Reloading
03-17-2003, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By Tumbo

7mm-08 cases from 308 or 243?

I' m considering buying some lapua cases for my 7mm-08 but they only make 308 or 243 cases.

I' ve been told that 308 necks are too thick & can cause problems if necked down,someone else said...
Forum: Guns
03-15-2003, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,769
Posted By Tumbo

RE: I have to get a new rifle

AAA

Do yourself a favour & check out tikkas.

I just bought one in 7mm-08 & I am impressed,It was very accurate out of the box,is light,the action is so smooth,ammo feeds so well from the...
Forum: Guns
02-12-2003, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Tumbo

RE: New Rifle

ALHunter270

Generally speaking the heavier the rifle the less the recoil will be so the easiest way to reduce recoil is to buy a heavier rifle or add weight to it but this is not ideal for a...
Forum: Guns
02-09-2003, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,882
Posted By Tumbo

RE: looking for a good deer only cartridge in bolt-act

ranitro

Yeah the 308 will do what you want but so would a 260rem or 7mm-08 & they would be both a little bit more comfortable to shoot at the range.

My rifle has just arrived,its a tikka...
Forum: Guns
02-07-2003, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,831
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Got my new Tikka...a little disappointed

Crashman

In all honesty I wouldn't be worried about the plastic parts on your tikka,they will probably outlast metal ones & they certainly wont rust will they,just look at some of the military...
Forum: Guns
01-01-2003, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Best Gun

Deerhunter89

The 260rem or 7mm-08 with the right bullets.

Tumbo
12-25-2002, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By Tumbo

Ackley improving

I'm bying a 700 vls in 7mm-08,have to have the barrel flued for weight requirements,thought I might as well ackley improve it as well.

Would like to hear from anyone using 7mm-08AI.

What do you...
Forum: Guns
12-21-2002, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Remington 700 VLS

Mounting man

About 180 rounds,the rifling & barrel are in excellent condition.

Think I'll buy it as I keep hearing good things about it.

However would love to hear more?

Tumbo
Forum: Guns
12-20-2002, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Tumbo

Remington 700 VLS

This rifle in 7mm-08 has appeared second hang at a local gun shop,I was impressed by its looks & feel & am thinking of buying it.

The rifle will mainly be used for target...
Forum: Guns
12-16-2002, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Caliber for young shooters?

BullKllr

LISTEN TO frizzellr

The 243 is underrated by a lot of people,I've shot pigs over 300 pounds with it(one shot one kill)& & friend of mine used to use it on red deer with no problems & I...
Forum: Guns
12-16-2002, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Want info on Sako rifle

trailhound

Over the years i've owned 3 sako rifles in 243,270 & 7mm-08 but I havn't owned the latest model the 75.
All of my sako's have been great rifles,well made & accurate.

A friend of...
Forum: Guns
12-11-2002, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Down to 3 and Need Help

Mossberg

I agree with Mark in NE's first post,why beat yourself around for no reason,the 7mm-08 or 270 win will do the job with some to spare.

If you want more look at the 270wsm but for what...
12-10-2002, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tumbo

RE: New Gun , What brand do you prefer ?

MossyOakman

Sako-very good quality,A friend of mine has a sako synthetic stainless in 30-06 & he is very impressed. www.sako.fi

Tikka-very good & accurate straight out of the box,made in the...
Forum: Guns
12-10-2002, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tumbo

RE: favorite gun?

Used to have a 243,25-06 & 270win,got a 7mm-08 & never used the other rifles after that & got rid of them.

For my shooting the 7mm-08 will do anything the other cals would do.

I'm looking to...
12-08-2002, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Deer Hunting Caliber Question?

OlMossyhorns

Listen to Tifford,he has some good advice here,read the books he suggests,search for info on the calibers on the net,talk to the gunshops & people at your local shooting range if you...
12-06-2002, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Deer Hunting Caliber Question?

Olmossyhorns

You have many choices that would work well for you.

There is the 243,260rem,7mm-08 & 308 all based on the 308 case necked down.I would probably give the 243 a miss for something...
Forum: Guns
12-06-2002, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Your opinions Please

les1cam

He has chosen a great caliber,why not take him to the store & let him have a feel of them all & let him choose the rifle as well,failing that I guess it boils down to how big he is & how...
12-05-2002, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Rifle for Wife

pclancey

Over the years I've owned 2 7mm-08's & a 308 & can recomend both.
It depends what you will be shooting a little bit,with the 308 i've only shot pigs up to 300 maybee 350 pounds & it...
Forum: Guns
12-05-2002, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Remington Mountain Rifle

Mykey

If your set on the 25-06 go the 700 bdl,it will perform a little better in the 24 inch barrel with less muzzle blast.

If you want a light package go the mountain rifle in 260 rem or...
12-03-2002, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Tumbo

RE: review on .270

Dane007

Its pretty hard to say one calibre is more accurate than another because there are so many variables involved,type of rifle,ammo,barrel length & the shooters ability ect are among some of...
Forum: Guns
12-02-2002, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Tumbo

RE: 270 WSM?

James B

James go to www.shortmags.org as they have recoil tables & alot of other info on short mags there.

Good Luck

Tumbo
12-01-2002, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Tumbo

RE: review on .270

Dane007

The 270win would be an excellent choice for you,no doubt about that but dont limit yourself to one choice only,there are many calibres that may be as good for your needs that may suit you...
Forum: Guns
11-30-2002, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Encore Rifle and 7mm '08 Caliber

Ray

I've never used an encore rifle so I cant help you there but have owned 2 bolt action 7mm-08 rifles & used 2 more on a number of occasions with both reloads & factory ammo & have found the...
Forum: Reloading
11-29-2002, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,531
Posted By Tumbo

RE: advantages of the .260?

bandgod

I have owned & used 243's & 7mm-o8's & can recommend both to you.
With the 243 i've shot pigs up to 350 pounds with no problems & lots of smaller game out to 300 yards or so & found it to...
Forum: Guns
11-28-2002, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,437
Posted By Tumbo

RE: Going Boar hunting w/410 Help!

Muncher

The boars we shoot over here can be dangerous,as they have very sharp tusks that they will use on you if you wound or corner one!! I Presume they do over there too.

I wouldn't use a...
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