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Thread: .300WM or 6.5CM? Going beyond .308/7.62

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    Gun, Rem 700 was the obvious first gun choice for years, but now Bergara and Tikka...have made better off the rack options.

    Caliber, apples to alligators. For me 300WM blows 6.5 away due to heavier bullets delivering the payload. But our 6.5's have been fun and CHEAP to shoot acceptable factory ammo. All the Pro's and Cons have been laid out above.

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    Iím all about the Big Horn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus83 View Post
    ^Agree with the point about looking to another action besides R700. I just sold my last one. My R700's were all ok over the years I owned them and never had to return a single one to the factory for an issue. But....the R700 factory action is just inherently mediocre. Accuracy usually isn't great, neither is the Xmark trigger. The welded-on bolt handle is ridiculous. The extractor is weak and that's why every R700 clone replaces the extractor with a better design such as Sako-style or M16-style extractors.

    There are so many good factory rifles today that solve these problems and shoot accurately right out of the box: Tikka, Bergara, Ruger RPR, etc. I went with Tikka after finally ditching my last factory Remmy. Whatever caliber you go with, if not getting a spendy custom rifle, I'd consider checking around before getting the Remmy.
    I couldn't have said it any better. When talking factory rifles, even a good Remington 700 is lacking and outdated when objectively compared to a Tikka or Bergara.
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    Howa even guarantees sub moa on the actions and rifles.

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    Give the Tikka a hard look. Iím currently building a medium range rifle on a Tikka T3 I picked up for $425. Itís a 243 which Iím considering rebarreling to either a 6.5 or a 308. I put it in a KRG Bravo chassis and put a $10 Elay trigger spring in it which dropped the pull weight to a crisp 1.5 lbs.
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