Tikka Varmint 6.5 Creedmoor

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  1. SPJ

    SPJ Gold $$ Contributor

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    Stopped by Sportsman Wharehouse yesterday for some primers, then strolled into the rifle section and lo and behold there was a heavy barrel Tikka Varmint chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with an 8 twist barrel.
    I hadn’t seen one of these in at least 4 years so I had to take a closer look, nicely balanced rifle and very smooth action.
    Almost got carried away ..
    Then talked myself down ;)
    Nice rifle though
    J
     
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  2. Bc'z

    Bc'z Gold $$ Contributor

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    Recoil is better'n your 308. So are external ballistics. It'll also kill what ever you shoot within reason once you get settled in your new homestead.
    If I was in your shoes an all, I'd dump the 308
    And pick up the 6five. If anything for your shoulder sake.
    B
     
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  3. SPJ

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    ^^ you’re probably right, X rays were not very good.
    J
     
  4. joshb

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    You obviously want some feedback on your decision. WRONG!!! :eek: Go back and get it. You probably won’t ever see another one! You didn’t mention a price? Under $800 and grab it!:)
    Tikka Tikka Tikka!;););)
    These days, it’s hard for me to find my Remington because of all the Tikkas in the way.
     
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  5. Bc'z

    Bc'z Gold $$ Contributor

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    Jim,
    this is your conscious speaking.....
    You hold a talisman but not the rifle.....
    You know what you need to do.....
    Buy the rifle Jim.

    Re barreling the 308 is gonna cost ya $600 anyhow
     
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  6. joshb

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    Here’s a thought. Take your borescope with you and look at the barrel. Only buy it if it’s pretty inside. I bought a CTRx in Creedmoor. The bore on it looks better than a few of my Brux customs.;)
    Remember how smooth that action felt?:p:p:p:p
     
  7. pirate ammo

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    JUST BUY THE DAMN THING,,if it's not to late.
     
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  8. theallcineyes

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    The words of a wise man.
     
  9. Milo 2.0

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    Explain how this works. It never has here, I've drawn out the inevitable, but it's gonna happen once it was in my empty head.
     
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  10. Coyotefurharvester

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    Never hesitate
     
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  11. Bc'z

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    I was always taught hesitation kills.
     
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