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After further review, it looks like a .308 instead of the 7mm 08.  I can purchase a reduced recoil load, or go all the way to a 180 grain Nosler Partition "High Energy" cartridge.  Not to mention loading my own.
 
That would bring me to two options:  The Tikka T3 Lite Stainless/Synthetic or the Savage Weather Warrior.  Which one?  Your opinions please!  That means Big Squeeze and Ed too! 
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tough choice on the rifle, i would take the tikka i guess
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Pyro, I am leaning in that direction, but the first thing that goes on would be a Limbsaver!  And the Tikka is already more expensive, but not the final determinate. 
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the thing about the tikka i like is the detachable magazine, i like the accutrigger though its a nice tool to have
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The Tikka is a lot of gun for the money. The action is strong, smooth and the trigger is no slouch, either.

In the short action they handle real sweet. My brother has the .243 and I like it a lot. It is sub-moa with factory fodder.

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Both are good shooters.
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its close, but I'd go with the Tikka..... because of the action!  Its close only because of the accu-trigger.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

The Tikka is a lot of gun for the money. The action is strong, smooth and the trigger is no slouch, either.

 
Yeah, what Doug said.
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Originally posted by Mojo Mojo wrote:

After further review, it looks like a .308 instead of the 7mm 08.  I can purchase a reduced recoil load, or go all the way to a 180 grain Nosler Partition "High Energy" cartridge.  Not to mention loading my own.
 

That would bring me to two options:  The Tikka T3 Lite Stainless/Synthetic or the Savage Weather Warrior.  Which one?  Your opinions please!  That means Big Squeeze and Ed too! 


I've owned a Tikka T-3 ss/lam and it is a very nice gun. But I simply hate the idea of a s/a cartridge like the .308 being put in a long action, like the T3. There is no s/a in the T3 like the Sako line has, that's why that series is less expensive(using the same barrels). I've heard nothing but good things of Savages from the owners of the new accu-trigger models, and of course you get a true short action as well. BOTH are fine rifles, likely outshoot a Rem 700 or mod 7 in .308.
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Originally posted by edsguns edsguns wrote:

BOTH are fine rifles, likely outshoot a Rem 700 or mod 7 in .308.
 
WHOA!!!
Outshoot a Remington 700?!?!?!?! Shocked
Lets not get crazy here, friend. Wink J/K
 
 
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The Accutrigger is a nice upgrade for a factory trigger, and I applaud Savage for making it.  It produces a nice, clean, crisp pull.  However, I must be in the minority, because I don't particularly care for it.  I find the extra lever in the center of the trigger to be annoying from the standpoint of "feel," and I would personally rather have a Sharp Shooter Supply or Rifle Basix aftermarket trigger on the Savage than the Accutrigger.  If I had a Savage with Accutrigger, I would remove it and replace with one of the very good aftermarket options, which produce a better trigger pull than the Accutrigger.
 
If the rifle is for big game hunting, I would rather have the Tikka, as I much prefer the Tikka action to the Savage action.  However, Savage makes really good barrels, and their action is more easily customized.  In a varmint rifle, I'd go for the Savage because their varmint rifles will frequently outshoot most competing rifles costing more.


Edited by RifleDude - March/03/2008 at 12:52
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I don't care for the Accutrigger either, Ted. 
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Keep it coming guys.  The VIP's like Squeezer and Ed have yet to be heard from!  I think that they are avoiding me, because I am their elder.  HEE HEE HEE!    It's too bad that the Tikka is not a true short action, which I was aware of before my post.  Seems dumb.  Twice as much money (Sako) to get a true short action? 
 
Also there is the Tikka issue of an integral base, for the scope.  I think that I have that figured out using Warne Steel Rings (2TM).  I like the looks better than the Talley.  Millets are out.  Leupolds are out.  And no need to purchase additional bases to go on the existing base, with the Warne's, right?
 
Both are suppose to shoot MOA right out of the box?
 
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A buddy at my range has a Tikka in .308 and it's a sub MOA rifle WITH handloads.
The Savage is going to shoot nice too, but like Ted say's, the Tikka would be a better hunting rifle.
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tikka is amazing for the money - i have the T3 in a 7mm08 and it's a joy to shoot.
 
action is supurb and trigger is really good for the $$$.
 
i debated between the 308 and the 7mm08, and chose the 7mm08 for the ballistics and lack of recoil for whitetail deer.  The ballistics inside 300 are very very close, if not better w/ the 7mm08 - but you can't throw a heavy heavy bullet w/ it. All in all, very happy with the tikka.
 
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Yea, it's too bad that I can't get a Tikka in 7mm 08 in the USA,  Europe yes, USA no.  The problem of being left handed.  That is okay, because I do not have anything to throw at whatever, more than 160 grains (basically with my .270, and .280) so having the 30 cal. is good anyway.  
 
Thanks for all of the input, but the good old boys are making me wait.
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Originally posted by Mojo Mojo wrote:

After further review, it looks like a .308 instead of the 7mm 08.  I can purchase a reduced recoil load, or go all the way to a 180 grain Nosler Partition "High Energy" cartridge.  Not to mention loading my own.
 
That would bring me to two options:  The Tikka T3 Lite Stainless/Synthetic or the Savage Weather Warrior.  Which one?  Your opinions please!  That means Big Squeeze and Ed too! 
.....................................Big Squeeze and Mr. Ed too??? I appreciate that!........I have no experience with either rifle, so it would be a matter of your own personal preference in appearance, handling, weight and so on! Between those two, I`ll remain neutral in the rifle dept..................The .308 IMO, gives better all around versatility to include heavier bullets than the 7mm-08 and is better for the larger game. From the varmits to medium sized game, the 7mm-08 is a slightly better choice............Good decision though in going with the .308...................
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Value your input Squeezer!!!!  I don't always agree with you, like Ed does, OOOOOps...but you don't mince words on your opinions, and your candour is worth a lot.  
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 It's pretty tough to beat a .308 for just about anything.  That cartridge really has it all, especially for a handloader.
 I would deliberately get it in a long action if given a choice.  The slight difference in length means little in terms of handling qualities unless you are building a true featherweight.
 A long action often feeds smoother, depending on the cartridge, plus you retain the option of rechambering to an .30-06 after the throat is shot out or rebarrelling to any long action cartridge you choose at a later date.
 Edited to add;
 Savages are great
 Tikkas are a wee bit greater.


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Thanks for making me feel better about the long action .308, RONK.  Does Ace in Sauk City carry Tikka's?  Gander?  I think I handled a couple in Scheels in E.C. 
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Originally posted by Mojo Mojo wrote:

Value your input Squeezer!!!!  I don't always agree with you, like Ed does, OOOOOps...but you don't mince words on your opinions, and your candour is worth a lot.  
.................................I just can`t imagine how ANYONE can disagree with mooo-wa, or is it muuu-wa, or mooo-waaaaa????Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing
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LOL Squeezer!  Are you out of bed yet, Ed?
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MOJO......... Are you just considering these two rifles?  I know its not stainless, but what about:
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Thanks for your help, Tip 69......  Eight and one half pounds is a lot more than I want to lug around in the woods, and that does not count the mounts and scope.  You and I have been looking at something quite similar, and are limited because of the left handedness.  See my post to you that started a year ago.        
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