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i am getting a new rifle in 7mm, and i just wanted some opinions on which of these two brands i should get, i like them both but have never shot an xbolt, i have a tikka t3 270 that shoots really well, the one thing i do like about the browning xbolt is that i can get it in 7mm wsm, any thoughts would be helpful.

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Do you really need a wsm?  I personally would go with the Tikka T3.
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i dont care for either, they both have a plastic clip. if you want a 7wsm get the browning.
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if you dont reload i'd just get the standard 7mag, you pay a premium for those short mags
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I like the Tikka  however yesterday i was mounting a scope on one and ran across something odd. The pre drilled holes to mount scope mounts had plastic inserts on them and they would not un screw and come up and out so we had to screw them through and drop them out inside the reciever.  One that the screw slot had stripped and had to be pushed through with a long screw.
One other good choice is Savage they seem to shoot well also.
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+1 for the Tikka t3
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I like the Tikka  however yesterday i was mounting a scope on one and ran across something odd. The pre drilled holes to mount scope mounts had plastic inserts on them and they would not un screw and come up and out so we had to screw them through and drop them out inside the reciever.  One that the screw slot had stripped and had to be pushed through with a long screw.
One other good choice is Savage they seem to shoot well also.


Was this a new rifle?  This is the first time I've ever heard of this before?  I'm questioning if somebody didn't do this at some point?

I owned a winchester model 70 in 300wsm and it was fun, and killed critters.  In fact the largest whitetail I've ever got, I shot it with that wsm.  However I sold it because ammo was a real pita.  Expect to pay upwards of $60 a box.  In all honesty all of the other magnums will do just about the same exact thing for less$$$.  The wsm run extremely high pressures.  I'm not real sure what the 7wsm runs but I think the 300wsm was 65000 if I remember correctly?  So if you reload make ultra sure that you're getting the load down.  Because your already running a "high pressure" round.

+1 on the savage.  I didn't recommend that simply because it wasn't asked.  But I think for a factory production rifle you'll have a hard time finding a more accurate better handling rifle for less.  Also at a later point if you want to upgrade, its something an average guy can do in his living room.  You could also buy a savage in wsm and if you get tired of it swap out the bolt face ($40) and swap on the barrel of choice.  Something to be noted is the Savage rifles in wsm have a larger nominal thread size so make sure you buy a barrel with the proper shank size!





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