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Postby teal12 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:17 am

I am looking at buying a new rifle for deer season. im lloking at the Tikka T3. i want a rifle with a fairly light recoil but had some kbock down power. im thinkng a 308. What are your opinions. thanks in advance.
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Re: new rifle

Postby SPAR » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:50 pm

great gun... get alot of gun for your money
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Re: new rifle

Postby apexhunter » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:04 am

The T3 is a very nice gun and the .308 is an excellent multi purpose chambering that is very accurate and more than capable with all but the largest of North American game. With the proper loads it is good for anything from target shooting to whitetail up to black bears.
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Re: new rifle

Postby ajmorell » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:19 pm

T3's are great guns. If it were me, I'd go for something in 7mm, if you like short action, 7mm-08 is an excellent round.
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Re: new rifle

Postby TomKat » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:23 pm

I personally would not own a 7mm, a .308, or any kind of WSM. To each their own; this is my personal bias.

but thats just me.

Tikas are great guns. I would buy a Savage or a Ruger and provide an American a job.

The .270 is the best deer caliber ever invented. The 130 grn bullet is absolutely devastating on white tail. I have killed a big pile fo them with that combination.

.30-06 is another good one, but anything it can do on deer a .270 can do, and a little better at longer ranges.

it always comes down to shot placement.
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Re: new rifle

Postby Sagebrush » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:22 am

If you will ever be shooting HEAVY bullets for Bear or Moose the .30 cal bullets are hard to beat.............
smaller diamiter bullets will work but it really boils down to what a hunter feels comfortabe with.

I have a 22-250,30-30,270 and a 30-06. The .270 is a great long distance deer load and the '06 is nice
for large animal like Elk or bigger with its 180 to 220gr bullets. They all work for what they were ment for if the animals are hit in a good spot and the bullet has enough energy fr the weight of the animal.
Speed is not always needed..............the .308 has won more long distance records and meets than any other cartridge in the USA. Just because it is a short case,does not mean that it lacks in the killing business and this ammo can be found every where.

Good luck on what ever you chose.
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Re: new rifle

Postby TomKat » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:10 pm

I agree with the wise words on the post above.

I just dont want to own a .308

I have enough guns, dont want any more of any kind
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Re: new rifle

Postby Sagebrush » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:15 pm

PS;
I did own a very nice Winchester mod 100 semi auto in .308, when I was around 24 years old but it kicked like a mule being so light and gave me my only "Half Moon" above my right eye.....................

A great looker ,easy to cary and accurate but I sold it,since it drew lots of blood............the last trip,mine.
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Re: new rifle

Postby teal12 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:25 am

i also looking at the Howa 5 + 1 308 Winchester Varminter/20" Heavy Blued Barrel/H 308 Winchester (7.62 NATO). does any one know how well they handle or about their accuracy? ill mostly be bench shooting or hunting with very little walking so weight is not a problem.
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Re: new rifle

Postby ajmorell » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:28 pm

I haven't handled or shot a Howa but I've heard very good things about them.
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Re: new rifle

Postby firedawg1513 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:02 pm

if it helps, recently purchased a savage trophy hunter 111 in 300 winmag. comes in various calibers. reason i chose saveag is who is using high grade match barrels. and to keep work usa of course. just my 2, hope it helps. :beer:
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Re: new rifle

Postby Sagebrush » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:47 am

One great thing about the .30 cal , if you get into reloading, is that there are bullets from a 100gr "Plinker"
that the kids can shoot to the big 220 grain bullets if you ever need them to take out your back yard cement,brick wall,
or some thing ??

Lots of reloading data and if you don't reload, lots of ammo in all the stores, to compiar prices or even go on line,if need be.

Its all good................just get a gun and start SHOOTING!!!!!
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Re: new rifle

Postby smash54 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:30 pm

I think any Tikka rifle is a dependable choice. I personally have shot the Tikka T3 Varmint setup and liked it but not enough to own one. I myself own many other brands of rifles and my favorite is Winchester by far, the pure simplicity and reliability won me over. I think it is one of the many wonderful rifles out there and everybody's opinion on the "best rifle ever made" varies.

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Re: new rifle

Postby TopWop » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Seeing as you specified Deer rifle and light recoil.
I would seriously consider the 7mm08 or 270 WSM.
I still think the best all around caliber is the 30-06.
I feel I might be a little outdated and haven't shot
some of the newer stuff out there. I have shot and
seen how effective the 7mm08 and 270 WSM are.

Weatherby started making a Vangaurd series a few
years ago. I believe to compete at a lower price point.
Both my cousins have them in above calibers and they
are great guns for the price. You can get a package deal,
scope and case or bare rifle. The actions are smooth and
tight(not sloppy like some lower end rifles) shoot tight
groups. I also like they have option of synthetic stocks.
Anyway, check them out. Good Luck.

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Re: new rifle

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:07 pm

TomKat wrote:I personally would not own a 7mm, a .308, or any kind of WSM. To each their own; this is my personal bias.

but thats just me.

Tikas are great guns. I would buy a Savage or a Ruger and provide an American a job.

The .270 is the best deer caliber ever invented. The 130 grn bullet is absolutely devastating on white tail. I have killed a big pile fo them with that combination.

.30-06 is another good one, but anything it can do on deer a .270 can do, and a little better at longer ranges.

it always comes down to shot placement.

I too feel the same way. However our choices in caliber differ slightly. The 270 is a great round (for deer especialy) but the ballistic coefficient is no where near a 264 or 6.5 creedmoor. These would be my cartridge of choice. With these rounds you can take a deer at 100 yds or 600 yds easily, and with the low recoil there will be less of a chance for flinch which translates to greater operator accuracy. And If your leary about the power of the 6.5 CR just look in to it's performance as a cartridge used in Africa. So when thinking of big game it doesnt always have to be a .30 cartidge.
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Re: new rifle

Postby TomKat » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:04 am

teal12 wrote:i also looking at the Howa 5 + 1 308 Winchester Varminter/20" Heavy Blued Barrel/H 308 Winchester (7.62 NATO). does any one know how well they handle or about their accuracy? ill mostly be bench shooting or hunting with very little walking so weight is not a problem.


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