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I have decided to get a 338wm. What make of rifle should I get.

So far I have found a ruger hawkeye, savage weather warrior, brwn abolt, tika lite.

I can order a ruger stainless laminate or a tika laminate.

I am leaning toward one of the two laminates, but how are the ruger hawkeyes in this caliber?

which one would you pick?

Thanks,

Tom

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the tikka's are tack drivers i have one in 270 win and absolutly love it!!! only problem you'll encounter is the recoil because anything laminated or synthetic is so light....with the heavier cals i tend to try and stay with a heavier wooden stock....good luck in which ever you choose...there all fine rifles!!! Thumbs up

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bigtmiller,

Welcome to the forum. The 338 WM is quite a powerful cartridge. What other big game rifles do you have and where and what are you going to hunt?

I suggest the Ruger from your list as it has CRF, a three position safety and is made in the USA.

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If you plan on doing a lot of bench shooting, I would get the weather warrior with the muzzle brake.

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I would try my best to get my hands on each,,,then pick the one that fits/feels the best.

Dave

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Tikka laminate, and you know it'll Thumbs up be accurate

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i have a tikka t3 lite 270 wsm. I LOVE IT! very accurate and straight shooting.

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Tikka's are the cats meowwwwwwwwwww!! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

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