- Jun 17, 2019
I am having trouble figuring out what rifle I want in a 300 win mag. I am doing research, and handling each rifle. I want to know what you guys think. What's in your opinion the most reliable brand?
You would think she would know how much 1.6” difference would make... another thing I love about my tikka is the way the bolt feels. Open and closing how smooth it is. Feels like just enough space to feel like butter but not too lose where it seems sloppy. But like others have said in that 700-1100$ range you shouldn’t be dissatisfied in any rifle for hunting as long as it fits you well.I just picked up a Weatherby Vanguard Wilderness in .270. I was having a similar Ford/Chevy debate going on within myself. I have a Tikka in .308 and its been my go to for some years. My problem was I wanted the simple, lightweight design (very nearly just got another T3X) but I handload and wanted a longer barrel for the .270. Tikka only comes with a 22.4" barrel. This search ultimately led me to the Wilderness. Haven't shot it yet, so we'll see.
My wife was getting a little tiered of me fretting over these details that seem so small. I mean, how much difference could 1.6" really make in the end? Enough to cause me to pour over tons of reloading data and product reviews and wring my hands over it all. Its funny how we hunters can do that.