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Posted: 11/26/2002 10:46:29 PM EDT
I’m looking to buy a 22-250 rifle and was wondering what you guys might recommend?
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 3:08:46 AM EDT
Remington 700, too many afternarket options to pass on, IMO.

Mike
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 4:09:22 AM EDT
Remington 700 VSS (Varmint Synthetic Stainless)

Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:03:05 AM EDT
What application for the rifle? Are you looking for a target rifle, bench gun or a walking rifle? Price range?
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:08:14 AM EDT
Rem 700 VS, VLS, or VSS.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 8:48:02 AM EDT
Tikka -- comes with a nice trigger, everyone I shot was a tack driver, also have a detachable mag and a Sako extractor (most of the options you pay for on a remington come with this rifle)

The Whitetail Hunter in Synthetic is cheaper than a 700BDL.

I am not bashing remingtons, I have a few of them. The these Tikkas really impressed the s--t out of me.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 8:54:16 AM EDT
Rem 700VS. An older one with NO lock on the bolt. These things have a great reputation for accuracy. Mine will shoot 1/2" 3 shot groups at 100 yards with several different loads. If you want to do a lot of walking with it though, that 26" barrel is definately NOT what you want, it's a heavy SOB.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 11:49:11 AM EDT
Definitely go Remington 700. I have never had a single complaint about mine.....
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 4:35:25 PM EDT
Here's another vote for the 700. Great rifles, great prices, and very accurate.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 4:50:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By theta:
Remington 700 VSS (Varmint Synthetic Stainless)




My thoughts exactly... I seen one the other day NIB for just over $600. Very nice weapon.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 7:10:30 PM EDT
a savage and a timminy, as if not more accurate than rem and cheaper. my $.02
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 7:28:18 PM EDT
The Tikka’s are very nice out of the box. All the ones that I have sold, the customers have reported back shooting small groups. After glass bedding expect the group size to get even smaller. .5 to .25 MOA. On the other hand the savage 110 looking kind of junky. Will keep up with the best of them, Sub MOA there too. I know of a couple of police forces that are using the savage 110. As for Remington….. If you can get your hands on a older 700 go for it. If newer is your option and factory stock configuration (meaning no aftermarket parts, barrels etc) I would go with one of the other 2. Seen too many defects lately in the 700’s (out of round chambers, rough cut chambers not polished, throats out of spec.) Basically if a customer wants a 700 I get a action and build it up from there.

I guess you get my .10 cents worth.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 8:19:24 PM EDT
Win Mod 70 Stealth. Trigger is on the heavy side, but with a little TLC, it can be over come.
Have been working up loads and so far Rem 55 core lok, 5 shots are under 1/2 inch @ 100 yards. Sierra 52 HPBT MATCH are a close second. BTW I was just fire-forming the brass.
Link Posted: 11/28/2002 5:35:44 AM EDT
I second the savage. I picked up on in a trade a couple of weeks ago. It shoots less than .5moa 6 shot groups w/ 55gr Rem softpoints. IF it had a decent scope and trigger, this thing would be awesome. ZT
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