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Old 06-24-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
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I am going through the process of buying a new rifle for deer this season. im looking for something in a 30-06 caliber and have 1 option atm. i was looking at the Bertta Tikka T3 and am liking it so far. Any suggestions are aprecitate but my price range is about 700 or lower. Thanks

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:01 AM   #2
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I had a Tikka T3 Lite in .30-06 and it was definitely light. It would be a good hunting rifle because it would be light to carry for long periods. But for extended sessions at the range, it wasn't fun. It's a carry a lot, shoot a little rifle.

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I'd shop gunbroker.

A Mosin-Nagant has incredible accuracy, and it's hard to find a sniper

model, mint, fully equipped, for over 450$. Ballistics on the (much cheaper)

ammo is close to a 30-06, thought by some to be even better.

Weight might be an issue, however.


Have you shot a Tikka?

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Lots of options. Howa, Savage,....
Do you want iron sights??

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Savage Arms is about the best bang for your buck with any production rifle. Dead accurate out of the box and the accu-trigger is incredible. Highly suggest you look at their stuff.

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Ruger M77 is an affordable option and great classic bolt gun. My son's first was an M77 in .243 win for white tail.

Personally I prefer the challenge of a single shot and deer hunt with a Thompson Center in 30.06. There are many good hunting calibers but most would agree the 30.06 is the most versatile.

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Have you thought of a nice mauser?
My brother bagged two WT last season with his, and the ammo (7.92x57mm) is a little cheaper than .30-06

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Savage Arms is about the best bang for your buck with any production rifle. Dead accurate out of the box and the accu-trigger is incredible. Highly suggest you look at their stuff.
I agree I own two Savages a 30-06 and a 300 WSM, The 06 is fun to shoot the 300 is a monster but still easy to shoot.
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thanks for all of the suggestions

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