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which one to buy....

thanks for your input , just to throw another one into the equasion would be the Tikka T3, any thoughts?

--so many choices--
ps. my wife thinks im nuts, going bk and forth with this-- i keep telling her that i just want others views on it, even though im buying, because you never know someone may have a completely differant idea that may be golden.
thnks.

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i do have one more question, regaurding same rifle, what is everyones opinion on sights?-buy with or without?

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Sights can be a nice backup if your scope fails. But only if you zero them in first. I don't have any sights on my hunting rifles though. Just scopes. If it were for dangerous game like Brown bears, I'd have quick release and backup irons. But then again in reality if youhave to shoot quiick and up close its mostly just point and shoot anyway. a lot like handgun up close under stress. You see the blur of the gun and shoot. You don't realize the sights etc..

I think there was or is irons that pop on to the scope bases too if youhave quick release. They'd be awful close together but better than none if needed.

FWIW at this point, I think you won't be doing any customizing so going with what fits you best is most critical and what you like. That mental part of buying what you want is important. Just make sure the factory trigger is good or can be adjusted or replaced.

FWIW on Tika I"ve never had one. But folks that shoot with us in matches have used Tikas(I don't recall model) and they work well and are accurate.

Jeff

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rost495,
thnks, i was just currious. some friends of mine go with and some without. one of my rifles has them and the other doesnt. like you said its a personall choice. thnks . there is just so many options to choose from, some look better than others, looks arnt eveything, and wont help there accuracy any.
thnks again.

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rost495 wrote:
Shato

Savage are accurate and a great buy. I would not go as far as to say accutrigger is the best trigger on the market though. But a ton better than the old ones.

Whats the point about button rifled? Every factory rifle barrel that I'm aware of (almost every one anyway) is buttoned. Its not what method is used, its the quality of how its used and the barrel steel used. Cut rifling can be as accurate and even more accurate. And they shoot well much longer. Takes longer to burn out a cut barrel.

Another of Savage downfalls is stock design. Its flimsy and poorly designed. They shoot well but kick worse than a similar rifle with a correctly designed stock.

Jeff

actually all factory rifles are not buttoned rifled, most are cut or formed with a mandrel. Remington for exampled rifles there barrels with a mandrel with the exception of the custom shop rifles. I agree that its the quality of the job rather than the way that barrels are rifled. I think that savage barrels are quite a bit better than the other barrels i've seen on factory guns with the exception of the sako's I've seen. But, I really wasn't thinking of them. come to think of it sako triggers are pretty darn good too. Heck, I've changed my mind go with a sako. lol

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I own a bunch of Remington model 700s and they have all been extremely accurate right out of the box.