Tikka versus Vanguard

Tikka versus Vanguard

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    Tikka versus Vanguard

    Which one? I am in the middle of deciding on a rifle, (Probably 30-06, but still open in the .30 cal range).

    Tikka T3 Beretta

    Or the Weatherby Vanguard
    :: Weatherby : Vanguard Rifles ::

    Beyond that, once I decide on the model, which submodel (synthetic, stainless etc). Two gentleman on this forum have been beyond help already, looking for some other excellent feedback on these rifles!
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    I have a Tikka in .223 and it is great. I would buy another in a heartbeat.

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    I have a Tikka in 300 Win Short Mag. It is a great gun and wouldn't hestiate to buy a second one either. I am thinking of getting one in either a .270 or a .308 for a lighter round.

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    Ha, just saw this topic. Check your inbox =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercalf View Post
    Ha, just saw this topic. Check your inbox =)
    I did and thanks! The Stainless is in the front running!
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    I have to ask. Have you looked at and held both? If so I'd think you would choose the Tikka without question.

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    Your mind may be set, but how's about a Howa? :)
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    Both are good values IMO, the Tikka is probably a little better deal.
    I bought a '06 Vanguard a few years ago just because the price was right, I havent regretted that purchase yet. It shoots like a Weatherby should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Your mind may be set, but how's about a Howa? :)
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    I have considered it, but have ruled it down to these two. I think I am really leaning towards the Tikka.
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    If your going to leave it stock, the Tikka is a fine rifle. The Vanguard/Howa is a better option for customizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpw View Post
    If your going to leave it stock, the Tikka is a fine rifle. The Vanguard/Howa is a better option for customizing.
    Which is the exact reason I am still considering the Vanguard (Not the Howa side. I can change the stocks to something in Howa Line if I want.).

    I hate these kinds of choices!
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    The Vanguard is a Howa, made for Weatherby to their specs. The action is the same. If your looking for a good action for a rebuild custom, a used Howa is a good alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpw View Post
    The Vanguard is a Howa, made for Weatherby to their specs. The action is the same. If your looking for a good action for a rebuild custom, a used Howa is a good alternative.
    Which is why the Vanguard and Howa have interchangeable stocks. I am trying to decide between the Vanguard model and the Tikka model.
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    I bought a Vanguard because it fit me better.
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    I have a tikka in 25-06 and it has been a great deer rifle. I think it is a much better rifle for the money than the Vanguard.
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