Didn’t you get the memo, Tikka’s are for fanboys like Clocks....This thread cracks me up. So now everyone is racist against Tikka's
Ya thats right I said it!!! LOL I'd go with the winchester model 70 or a savage. I would like to shoot a Sako some day and don't know much about the Bergara.
I'm with you on loving winchester model 70's, but only if they are the old ones. Pre 64 and the classic models. Now that they are made in Portugal, they really aren't what I'd consider the "rifleman's rifle" anymore... Unless, there again, we are talking pre 64...I’ll be a Winchester M70 guy forever. People that talk about how “smooth” a T3 action is, must have never felt an M70. The T3 with its single column magazine feeds with little resistance, but it doesn’t feel slick like an M70.
They are good rifles. Although I’m not sure what qualifies them as being “one of the best”. Accurate? You betcha. Fit and finish? Average. Stock? Lousy. Magazine? Proprietary.Ya Ya Ya Its just stupid to knock one of the best rifles made out of the box just because a bunch of us like them and recommend them to everyone. I find it funny as hell.
Yep. I have an M77 I had made into a .257 Weatherby decades ago. One of the most accurate rifles in my safe. To which I’d like to add: nothing makes an accurate rifle more so than a great barrel put on by a competent gunsmith.What, no multiple choice?
I Gotta go with Ruger M77 first, only because they are a hell of a lot cheaper and easier to get then a good Pre 64 Winny M-70!
Savage are shootas, no doubts, but they are ugly, and Remington hadnt built a good rifle in years now! If money was no object, Sako would be my first choice, and if Howa would build nicer looking and fitting rifles I would have some! They are all good choices really, though I havent experienced a Bergera or a Ruger American yet, so I cannot comment on them!
I picked up a weatherby vanguard stainless in 300 wm for 399 shipped last fall. Will likely put Nikon Black 4x 16_ 50 on it. Shoot from one mountain to next.