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Thread: Tikka, Ruger, Howa, Berg, Mossberg, Rem....decision time

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    Tikka, Ruger, Howa, Berg, Mossberg, Rem....decision time

    With so many opinions and loyalties out there it would be a never ending debate so all one can do is say “Hang it all”.... and buy a Sabatti !

    I have been looking to step up from my MPV 223 with a nice heavy barrel for some time for mainly target stuff, now wanting to reach out beyond 200m... but wanted something tamer than a 308. The mossberg is an accurate machine... especially with the 75gn hornaday black ammo.

    Some of the other criteria I had were... heavyish barrel, can down play the tactical look, not be the most common machine out there and maybe have some distinguishing feature..... obviously the Tikka t3x TAC A1 would be one to consider and it was. A custom put together by target dynamics was also a consideration... but at the end of the day I settled on a Sabatti STR.

    The main point of difference is the MRR rifling... to my quirky way of thinking, this has merit and I am keen to try it out. The barrel is a moderately heavy 26” hammer forged job... it is suitable for monolithic rounds and I will like to experiment with those when I get into reloading.

    It comes with a 20 Moa rail... this is an expensive extra on the tikka.... the surplus picatinny rails can be removed whereas on the tikka they are part of the fore piece extrusion, this makes it a little less techy to look at.... and for some reason, that little screw on the tikka muzzle brake annoys me.

    I would not critisize the quality of either and the only negative I have found to date on the STR is a bolt which is not yet as smooth as it should be... however all reports are that this improves with use.... the mag is advertised as a 10 round unit and there is a you tube vid by Aussie who finds fault with this, however I was supplied with a 7 round mag that seems fine although I have not yet been to the range.. Sunday.... will post some pics the.

    Next expense will be a scope... I will initially fit the 8-25 x40 Leopold I have but will look to step up to a 50mm with a max power to about x35... anyone want to trade?

    I am also looking to trade the mossberg 223 in immaculate condition for a reloading setup.

    More to come after I send the first rounds down range on sunday

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    are you thinking the .223 with 75 grain bullets is only good for 200m ?
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Hey man
    Didnt read all of your post but look into the 22 terminator aka 22 -204r
    Mine shoots the
    55sp at 3700fps
    75 amax at 3000fps
    And great barrel life

    When you run the numbers its very impressive

    I am looking to move mine on and grab a 22x47lap with even better performance and way less barrel life

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    Sorry... what I was saying is that the mossberg 223 . Is very sharp with the 75 g hornaday black ammo... the detail I forgot to mention is that my new Sabatti is 6.5 creedmoor.

    The 75 gr Black would be good much further than 200m
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    aaaah i gotya now . . . watched this review on the STR

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF7WO2s1QiY

    good luck with your new rifle . . . R
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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    aaaah i gotya now . . . watched this review on the STR

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF7WO2s1QiY

    good luck with your new rifle . . . R
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    Yes that is the one.... in this vid he has a 10 round mag that swells when loaded with 10 rounds.. I got the trouble free 7 round mag.

    It will be interesting to see how it goes

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    Now it is time for the next step... I have purchased a new... second hand scope to replace the Leupold 40mm unit... I can put that back on the Mossberg MVP.

    I bought this one... https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....reticle-46575/ from ChrisW... nice guy to deal with.

    Cannot wait to get home in a few weeks to fit it and try it out.

    Next step is to dive into the rabbit warren and start reloading....Bought a press and dies and a few bits and pieces so far... and it gives me something to research of an evening.. with no telly... at a dry mining camp... in a country where I do not speak the lingo...

    This is the MVP... I have no plans to sell it as we have become attached and it is a real laser with the right ammo... in the right hands .....which just happen to be on someone else's wrists,.... But I will get into reloading for her as well.

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