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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesyd View Post
    I guess end of the day i do want the best rifle for the money, so maybe should consider a Tikka. A shortened barrel .308 with a nice suppressor would do the job
    I agree - wouldn't shorten the barrel for farmland hunting. Wait and see if you get into the Kaimai supplejack or Ruahine leatherwood before you do that. People less than about 1.6m tall will do better starting with a shorter rifle but take an inch off the butt before the barrel. A long rifle feels better, is easier to shoot and has a bit more velocity.
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    I wax and wane with suppressors. Makes rifle nice to shoot but shit balance if not chopped. Currently i'm in a non suppressor phase but thinking about chopping the 7mm08.
    I was on a farm spotlighting at the weekend shooting a boar @80m offhand. Not all farm hunting is watching crop or bush edge @200m

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    This is a pretty good looking deal that is in line with what you are wanting:

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/2865818164


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    Scope mag is too big to do any stalking with

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    Yes and so is the suppressor. One half that size would be more than enough.
    It is a good gun and an excellent price but the setup is more suited to a longer range magnum (or rabbit gun) than the 308.

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    Thanks for then input everyone! After handling a few different rifles, have narrowed it down to a Howa in 6.5x55 or a Mauser M18 .308

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    Ah 6.5x55 m96 is perfect
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    I don't know much about the m18. Others on here may chime in.

    If it were me buying new I would spring for the tikka or a b14 bergara in either of those 2 cartridges. You'll end up with a better rifle imo.

    Howa are good, though you'll want to upgrade the stock at some point.

    I have some cheap rings and scope you can have to get started if it helps. Save a few more paychecks to scope it up properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesyd View Post
    Thanks for then input everyone! After handling a few different rifles, have narrowed it down to a Howa in 6.5x55 or a Mauser M18 .308
    If you don't plan to reload, buy the 308, swede factory ammo is slowwww

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    Ok, so ended up going a different route. Have just purchased a mint condition Ruger M77 Mk2 in 7mm08! Looking forward to taking my first deer with it

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    Sweet rig. Where did you get it? Post some pics

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    Popped up on trademe yesterday. A friend is picking it up from Tauranga this weekend, so will get some photos then, but here's one from trademe
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