So, I'm shopping to replace a stolen Tikka .243, that I Loved to shoot,...
is primarily for my 11 yr old's first big game rifle,...but I enjoyed that .243 Immensely also
The Finlander rifle was amazingly accurate, out of the box, responded Nicely to custom Handloaded rounds
there are a few issues with Tikka, that seem a little cheap, but the Action, Barrel,...Flat Out Phenomenal
Then I had a Browning A-bolt in the past, one of my favorite all time rifles,.
AND,....(this is probably a bigger factor than it should be,).....they have a .243 X-Bolt down at Macks Sporting Goods in Kodiak,....right Now
So, what are the Experiences/Opinions on this comparison,...??
Browning is nearly twice the price, on the shelf, for $1120,...yikes,....
versus $600 something for a Tikka plus shipping, and waiting,....(y'kno how tempting it is to "buy now")
the actions on both, feel really good, can't decide there,...the barrel quality,...might go to the Tikka, especially for the price
Can anyone help me make this decision,...why are Brownings so spendy ??
(PS: not worried much about losing the T-3 magazine, so that is not an issue )