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    Another rifle dilemna. Heading off in the 180 tonight for a Sheep hunt. Staring me in the face are my Tikka T3 lite Stainless in 7mm RM and my Rem 700 .280, Stainless, Lone Wolf Summit XL stock.
    Shooting 140 gr. Accubonds out of both. Both are great rifles.
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    I like the Tikka myself...But they're really about equivalent- you'll not likely get anything done with one that you couldn't with the other.
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    I'd take the Tikka and give the 280 to your packer to carry, that way you can change your mind all the way up until go time...

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    hands down the Tikka, not discounting the 700 but the Tikka is liter.

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    How are they scoped? I'd probably grab the Rem in 280. How do you like those Lone Wolf stocks? Never used one before.

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    I'd take the one that throws the fewest flyers from a cold barrell.

    My 700s are fairly good in that category.

    I am not sold on the Tikkas but I do find them attractive. They manage to combine every cost cutting measure in the book and still be palatable to a mid-range buyer.

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    good luck !!! Regardless or your choice...
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    they're so similar, I don't see why the choice is so difficult. What would Jim from Dawson do? Remember that guy?


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    I'd choose the rifle that has the least amount of high adventure. So if I had a great hunt with one I'd use another since they are so close in capability. That way each time you pick one up it has a special history.

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    I'd pick the rifle your most confident shooting up/downhill and that is consistent on a cold barrel.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    I would choose the Rem. 700, 280.

    The Tikas I've handled seemed flimsy, with too many plastic parts. I especially don't like the stocks.

    I think the 700s are pretty rugged by comparison, and that's what I'd want.

    BUT, If you LIKE the Tika better, that's a beeg consideration. As is, how much the rifle weighs

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    Go for the Remington 280. That is biased of course, since all I shoot are Remingtons. What's a Tikka?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigswede358 View Post
    What's a Tikka?
    It must be a small Finnish Hammer, because it sure drives tacks....

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