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My First Centerfire Rifle is a Weatherby 6.5

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Many of you gave input, and I appreciate your suggestions. It came down to Tikka and Weatherby, and I chose the Weatherby because it is better made. The plastic trigger assembly on the Tikka was not impressive. Weatherby makes an awesome rifle! I will be doing lots of practice before hunting this fall. Will be putting a Leupold scope on it.
 

AndyinEverson

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Glad that you have a rifle that you like...As for practice...I'd suggest that once you get it sighted in and shot off the bench a bit , that you be sure to practice shooting off the bench as well.
Practice :
Off hand ...
In bad lighting / weather..
If possible in the area that you wish to hunt in...
When you are tired . cold , wet and hungry...
Good luck to you and happy shooting...!
Andy
 

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Glad that you have a rifle that you like...As for practice...I'd suggest that once you get it sighted in and shot off the bench a bit , that you be sure to practice shooting off the bench as well.
Practice :
Off hand ...
In bad lighting / weather..
If possible in the area that you wish to hunt in...
When you are tired . cold , wet and hungry...
Good luck to you and happy shooting...!
Andy


In between the lines of what @AndyinEverson said about being cold (convulsive teeth chattering cold), wet (COMPLETELY soaked with pale prune skin), hungry (“hangry” & super horny)..... hello, hello Infantry! :D
 
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Did the Guy at sales counter say wby is better than the tikka?
I really hope it’s not 6.5-300 for a newb or someone that was concerned about cost. Lol.
Either way, way to come through. Nice purchase and safe hunting
 
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No_Regerts

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It's a 6.5 creedmoor and badlands bronze.
It will be a good one. I picked up a base model Vanguard in 270, mounted a used scope I found in a pawn shop, out the door for just under $400. Took it to the range and shot right at MOA at 300 yards with it using core-lokts, federal blue box and fusion. The gun is plenty capable.
 

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Many of you gave input, and I appreciate your suggestions. It came down to Tikka and Weatherby, and I chose the Weatherby because it is better made. The plastic trigger assembly on the Tikka was not impressive. Weatherby makes an awesome rifle! I will be doing lots of practice before hunting this fall. Will be putting a Leupold scope on it.
That plastic trigger guard is one of the reasons a T3 is a pound and a half lighter than the Badlands. Great lookin rifle, have fun with it.
 
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My Howa Vanguard is the original iteration of the Back Country, all stainless, fluted barrel. .30-06. Shoots great, very light, they’re not made anymore.

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