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glockbanger
05-25-2012, 19:11
Between these, which would you choose?

Here are the lowest prices I could find.

Synthetic
Browning a-bolt $487
Remington 700sps $537
Weatherby Vanguard $446 $400 for DBM
Tikka T3 $506
Winchester 70 $615

Wood
Browning a-bolt $724
Remington 700 $740 BDL
Weatherby Vanguard $563
Tikka T3 $622
Winchester 70 $702

How you you value their features?
What actions do they use? I prefer true Mauser, controlled feeding, incapable of shortstroking.

Dan
05-25-2012, 19:17
Browning or the Tikka. Can't comment on the Vanguard, but I would cross the Remington off your list. Their products and QC has been terrible.

Cedric
05-25-2012, 19:25
New Vanguard 2 looks interesting. Sub MOA, more slender stock than original vanguard, nice 2 stage trigger, very reasonably priced.

Considering the handy little Compact v2 in 7mm08 myself as an all around moderate weight compact rifle (7 lbs without glass, 20 in barrel, 40 in overall). That plus a 2-7 lightweight scope would be a fun, modestly priced, easy to carry, accurate, pleasant to shoot combo that should handle just about everything short of big bears. :)

Best,
C

countrygun
05-25-2012, 19:26
Sorry, my choice isn't on the list

glockbanger
05-25-2012, 19:35
Browning or the Tikka. Can't comment on the Vanguard, but I would cross the Remington off your list. Their products and QC has been terrible.

Thanks, I've heard bad things about Remington before.

K.Kiser
05-25-2012, 19:50
The only one I'd cross off is the Weatherby... The 700 SPS/varmint is the most accurate factory rifle I've ever seen, we shoot it in stcok rifle competition and it's staggeringly accurate... I hunt with an A-Bolt and it's a nice rifle that can do all it was meant to do, very smooth action and will shoot under an inch all day (280 rem)... The Model 70 has nothing left to prove either, and I think it's built by the same manufacturer as the A-Bolt... The Tikka's are nice also and seem to consistantly put out a refined product... The weatherby is a good gun, but the others have always ranked above it in my opinion..

pennlineman
05-25-2012, 20:13
I've had nothing but good luck with Remingtons. I owned a few Weatherby's in the past, they were all very good shooters. My Dad had a Browning that was a good shooter too. Really, I don't see anything on your list that is bad. Pick the one that you like.

byf43
05-25-2012, 20:19
Between these, which would you choose?

Here are the lowest prices I could find.

Synthetic
Browning a-bolt $487
Remington 700sps $537
Weatherby Vanguard $446 $400 for DBM
Tikka T3 $506
Winchester 70 $615

Wood
Browning a-bolt $724
Remington 700 $740 BDL
Weatherby Vanguard $563
Tikka T3 $622
Winchester 70 $702

How you you value their features?
What actions do they use? I prefer true Mauser, controlled feeding, incapable of shortstroking.

My choices are in red boldface.

I'd also try to find a K98k Mauser and re-barrel to .308, or .30-'06, .338 Federal, or even .338 WinMag.

jeager
05-25-2012, 20:32
Isn't the Vanguard made by Howa?
Heard nothing but great thing 'bout the TIKKA!

Dan
05-25-2012, 20:32
Between these, which would you choose?

Here are the lowest prices I could find.

Synthetic
Browning a-bolt $487
Remington 700sps $537
Weatherby Vanguard $446 $400 for DBM
Tikka T3 $506
Winchester 70 $615

Wood
Browning a-bolt $724
Remington 700 $740 BDL
Weatherby Vanguard $563
Tikka T3 $622
Winchester 70 $702

How you you value their features?
What actions do they use? I prefer true Mauser, controlled feeding, incapable of shortstroking.

Oh, you added more.

The Winchester 70 I would have at the top of the list. They are being made by FN in South Carolina.

I work in a gunshop part time. I have sent more Remington rifles and shotguns back for warranty work than any other long arm. Pretty bad when they screw up the 870.

I know their is a lot of love for Remington, but how they allow the sloppy work pass their QC is beyond me.

Dan
05-25-2012, 20:33
Glockbanger...

Have you checked out Savage? Hard to beat for the money and they are accurate.

K.Kiser
05-25-2012, 20:57
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The Winchester 70 . They are being made by FN in South Carolina. .

I stand corrected, I had read somwhere that the model 70 was made in Japan by Miroku which is who makes the Browning A-bolt but it must be another winchester model...

Nice to know FN is making the 70, definitely a very talented firerm maker...

Folsom_Prison
05-25-2012, 21:13
My pick would be the A Bolt, my main reason is that I love the shorter bolt throw.

glockbanger
05-25-2012, 22:08
Glockbanger...

Have you checked out Savage? Hard to beat for the money and they are accurate.

No, I really haven't. But I have shot a friend on mine's savage 308, very limited. So, what puts the winchester at the top of your list?

Bow Commander
05-25-2012, 23:22
Tikka T3 for sure. Followed by Remington SPS. My .02

collim1
05-25-2012, 23:25
I have a Rem 700 CDL in .270win. It has been a great deer rifle, and is also fun on the range.

I like being able to cycle the bolt with the safety on, dont really need a three position safety that locks the bolt.

Zombie Steve
05-25-2012, 23:36
BDL + glass bedding and maybe a trigger job (I think the new ones are adjustable) = solid, good looking hunting rifle that will last you the rest of your life. There are a zillion aftermarket parts... they aren't even that difficult to re-barrel. I'm not crazy about the entry level 700's out there, but I have 2 BDL's that I will never give up. It doesn't take much to get a BDL from good to great.

FWIW, push feed has never done me wrong in the field. I've never heard of anyone short stroking a bolt gun. :dunno:

I do like what FN is doing with the model 70's. The father in law has a deluxe, and it is a thing of beauty. It just doesn't shoot like my 700's. :whistling:

427
05-25-2012, 23:42
Tikka.

fnfalman
05-26-2012, 01:31
Out of all those choices, I'll take the Tikka T3. Excellent accuracy, high quality build, sweet trigger from the factory...once you do Finn, you don't go back.

I've had two Savages before, the old FP100 and FV112, both in .300 Winchester. They grouped beautifully, but man, I can't dig the ugly stocks, the gritty bolt action, the crappy trigger pull. Life is too short to put up with ugly guns. Spend an extra $100 and get a Tikka.

K.Kiser
05-26-2012, 07:02
I do like what FN is doing with the model 70's. The father in law has a deluxe, and it is a thing of beauty. It just doesn't shoot like my 700's. :whistling:


I'd take a model 70 in a second, but day in and day out as a rule of thumb the 700 is gonna outshoot them all.. Apples to apples of course..

fgutie35
05-26-2012, 07:10
I would suggest, the 112bvss savage with the accutrigger and accu-stock but is not on yur list. From the list you provided, I would say, the Tikka 3. You can build on its riggid receiver to make a tack driver, with the proper stock and barrel.

Zombie Steve
05-26-2012, 07:23
I'd take a model 70 in a second, but day in and day out as a rule of thumb the 700 is gonna outshoot them all.. Apples to apples of course..

His model 70 could stand to be glass bedded. I should buy the stinking $35 kit and take it up with me next time.