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Thread: White latte drinker wants new rifle - Sauer or Tikka?

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    Question White latte drinker wants new rifle - Sauer or Tikka?

    Was having this discussion with a friend last night who is looking for a new hunting rifle. He has come from a Howa
    now he was thinking about a tikka because they are popular, I suggested a new Sauer 100xt Cerakoted, both rifles are pretty similar I think but tikkas are so common so I thought something different would be cool for a change. Anyway, now he cant decide so i thought I would try get some other opinions for him - he has a budget of about 2K for rifle + scope.

    Are there any obvious flaws or differences between the two - I get this is a flogged subject but when you havent a lot of cash you want to do it right, plus it's fun to talk about and get everyones opinions.

    I wont get started on caliber yet haha because that comes next, but he was thinking 6.5x55, .260 or something similar, to be suppressed eventually (previously he was using 7mm08).

    Fire away your opinions people - make sure they are heavily influenced by your own experience and not bias at all as usual (joking haaha )

    Cheers

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    The brands or calibres won't do anything his current set-up won't do. If he doesn't have much money, save it and spend it on hunting trips.
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    Tikka still hard to beat. I like the sauer in the wood stock as well as sabatti rover and the newish bergara bolt rifle.
    Better ammo selection in 308 if not reloading.
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    Wish I had a 2k budget Stug

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    Stug is right. Much better off going hunting more than getting another rifle.

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    I have one of each and if I was buying another I would buy the Sauer
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    Howa's shoot well, in fact you pay allot more for the same gun when its sold under the wetherby brand, unless he is finding the 7-08 underpowered then no need to change
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    Since he's a latte drinker he must go with the Tikka. He must get 7-08, anything else and he can no longer drink latte's.
    He'd be better off following Stug's advice and sticking with the Howa, if it ain't broke......
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    but being a latte drinker the ammo must be hand packaged in individual louis voutton italian leather bags.
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    Sorry i should have clarified! He no longer has the HOWA, he has been out of the game for a year or two but is a reasonably experienced hunter. So currently no gun but 2k.
    Cheers - p.s. he doesnt want to go back to howa cause he has been there done that and time for something new - same thing with the caliber, he just wants to try something different, had no qualms with the 7mm08 but you dont know what you dont know so wants to try a different caliber.

    Maybe he will have to start drinking flat whites, or dear i say it...black.

    Thanks guys
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    Tikka .260 (do they do a .260?) then, re-sale will be better than a Sauer.

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    Keep an eye out for second hand deals man. Plenty going on here. That way he can buy better glass.

    The Sauer seems a nice rifle. Tikkas are hard to beat for value and aftermarket support though. My only real gripe with the tikka is having to drop the mag to top it off. Not an issue in big country but a bit of a pain in the bush

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    Cheers always looking out on here haha

    With the tikkas the mag sticks down also, while the Sauer are flush i think which would probably also be better in the bush?
    Do people still have problems with losing the bolt out of tikkas?

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    ok, things to consider:
    wood or synthetic
    blued or stainless
    mag capacity
    caliber

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    I have a Tikka in 260 and would certainly buy another.
    Good thing about the Tikka is there are lots of after market options when it comes to stocks etc

    Saying that, I wouldn't recommend 260 unless he reloads as 260 ammo can be a bit hard to find and very expensive when you do find it.
    On the contrary 6.5x55 is very common.
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