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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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new rifle suggestions?

Im thinking of buying a new whitetail rifle. thinking about getting a 6.5 creed or a 308. Im looking for a synthetic stock and stainless barrel. was thinking about a rem 700 mountain rifle but am not sure if there are better options for that price. Anyone have anything else they recommend. id like to get something better quality than the savage i have now. it has a plastic stock and a blued barrel. It shoots well but it just feels cheap.
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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 03:48 PM
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Next week I will be picking up a Remington 700 in 260 Rem. Previously had a Savage in 260 and sold it on a whim and kick myself every time I think of it.
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If your Savage shoots sub MOA it can look cheap, and ugly too, because if you do it right the deer will never see it!

Seriously, if you go for a synthetic stock be sure it is a sturdy, solid one, not something that you can twist around by hand. Bought a couple that were flimsy and the rifle never shot to its potential till it wore a stiff, bedded stock.....both times
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I bought a tikka t3 synthetic stock, fluted stainless Barrel in a .260 last year. What a shooter!!! Love it!
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I bought a tikka t3 synthetic stock, fluted stainless Barrel in a .260 last year. What a shooter!!! Love it!
I’ll second the Tikka, a buddy has one and it is light and very accurate. Another alternative would be the Browning X-Bolt as they make for a superb hunting rifle, my dad has several and all of them have been shooters.

I personally would stay away from Remington as their quality seems to be hit or miss these days.
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Tikka's are about the only ones I recommend that have injection molded plastic stocks.

Not all synthetic stocks are created equal. Plastic are the worst, but Tikka's pretty much universally shoot well. Other than a Tikka, if I see a mold seam on the stock, I just lost all interest. I'd rather have a wood stock than that. I've dealt with an IM plastic stock. They are great....till they aren't. And when they aren't, they REALLY aren't. It'll make you tear your hair out. I "fixed" one by pillar bedding it, but that was mostly to learn on a stock I was gonna burn anyway. It was no loss to me if I screwed it up.

That particular rifle was put in a McMillan eventually, and I had it rebored from 30-06 to 35 Whelen. It now shoots 1" groups at 200 yards.
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I’ll second the Tikka, a buddy has one and it is light and very accurate. Another alternative would be the Browning X-Bolt as they make for a superb hunting rifle, my dad has several and all of them have been shooters.

I personally would stay away from Remington as their quality seems to be hit or miss these days.
YES^^^ my 2 choices for hunting rifles!!! All my Browning’s shoot!
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Split the difference and get a 7mm-08. I really like the xbolt rifles, but I wouldn't mind having a 700 mountain rifle either.
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