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Old 10-17-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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I'm havin a hard time choosing between these 3 rifles..... Remington 700, Tikka T3, and the Browning X-Bolt! My buddies got a Tikka and I don't think he will give that thing up for anything! I just dont really like the plastic it has, but that's not a big deal. What I'd yalls thought about these? Anybody got any experience?

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:15 AM   #2
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i was recently looking for a new 308 to replace my M1A i had a list similar to yours. i ended up with a savage 10 fcp-sr. you may not want a more tactical rifle but that model fit my criteria. i really like the savage 10.

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with savage your getting a LOT more rifle for the money.

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Great looking Savage!

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What are you going to use it for? What caliber?

I've handled couple of Remington 700's and a Browning A-Bolt M-1000 Eclipse and from those two I'd take the Browning. Feels much better made, very smooth bolt and for me the detachable box magazine is a big plus. Haven't shot either one of them so that opinion is based purely on how they feel, not how they shoot.

Ended up buying a Tikka myself, a T3 Super Varmint and I've been very happy with my purchase. The plastic stock does look and feel cheap, but you can get T3's also with walnut and laminate stocks.

As JonM suggested, you might want to check those Savages out too. They're getting very good reviews and from what I've seen are very good shooters too.

Here's my Tikka in .308Win

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I'm havin a hard time choosing between these 3 rifles..... Remington 700, Tikka T3, and the Browning X-Bolt! My buddies got a Tikka and I don't think he will give that thing up for anything! I just dont really like the plastic it has, but that's not a big deal. What I'd yalls thought about these? Anybody got any experience?
IMO, any of those rifle would be a great rifle to own and shoot. if money is not the issue, pick the one that feels the most natural to you and go for it.
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It will be in 270 win.

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Personally out of those 3 choices I'd pick the Browning hands down but then I'm a A-bolt/X-bolt freak.

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It will be in 270 win.
the 270 is a very good caliber and will serve you well. has very good ballistics and is a very good hunting round. i have had several 270's in the past, (lacking one right now, need to add one!) and have enjoyed them a lot. recoil is a little sharp, but not too bad. years ago i had two Remington M700's, one in 308 and the other in 270, the 270 felt like it had a little more recoil than the 308. now my vote would be for the Remington M700, i have had more of them than any other brand, and i really like them, but that is just my personal preference. another couple of rifles to check out, and they come in 270 also are the , Marlin XL7 and the Savage Axis. i own several of the Marlins, and they are very accurate rifles. good luck.
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Being that the .270 is a long action round I would steer away from the Remmy, but that is shop advice and preference. The Remmy long action is a bit thin along the sides and mechanically speaking isn't the "ideal" configuration for accuracy. It's a good rifle, but there are better options available out there that don't include feeding Remington's insane marketing budget.

Savage 10, as indicated by Jon, has been flying below a lot of radars and for quite awhile was a great package deal for the price. Prices have gone up a bit but I still think it's a good rifle for the money. Stout, sturdy and puts rounds where they need to go. Factory trigger is a bit heavy, but easily fixed.

Tikka makes a very good rifle and out of the box will treat you right. You pay a little more for it, but it's worth it. Note: they are not made in the US if that is a factor for you.

Not a huge fan of the A-Bolt/X-Bolt platform, so I can't offer much there.

If you aren't a die hard, "it has to be made in the USA" buyer, take a look at either the Howa or the Weatherby Vanguard (they are basically the same rifle action) as they both are very good quality actions and extremely accurate out of the box.

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