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    Shotgun, rifle and a 4 wheel drive! BrotherRockeye's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeegler View Post
    You could be right, at least about the rings. I was reading a review that said it came with bases and rings, but I thought it was just the bases. Maybe it's neither, which makes the Vanguard an even better buy. I would prefer a removable magazine, but I can deal with the hinged floorplate if I have to.
    Bases are integral to the receiver if you buy the right rings for the Tikka iirc.
    Doesn't look like you get mounts unless you buy a package rifle:
    http://www.wholesalesports.com/store...nter/p/191140B

    Looks like Cabellas is having a pretty good sale on them right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by hawk-i View Post
    I bought a Tikka SS T3 hunter last summer, came with bases, rings, and Burris E1 scope for 900.00
    Good for you, that's called a package rifle...like this:
    http://www.wholesalesports.com/store...Scope/p/55346B
    Retailers selling a rifle/scope combo are likely to do so with the scope mounted...usually means bases and rings or just rings if they receiver mount.
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    There is no vs. Commercial hunting rifles are pretty much all the same. So you can buy entirely on how it feels, price and what comes with it.
    Mind you, Weatherby has been marketing stuff they don't actually make(Vanguards are exactly the same rifle as the Howa M1500. Made in the same plant too.) on the name for eons. And you do pay extra for the name.
    Tikka's are made by Sako. And 'lighter' isn't always a good thing. The T3 trigger is adjustable. So is the Vanguard's.
    Difference in barrel length isn't enough to matter. Slightly, very slightly, less velocity with the longer barrel, but not enough to matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    There is no vs. Commercial hunting rifles are pretty much all the same. So you can buy entirely on how it feels, price and what comes with it.
    Mind you, Weatherby has been marketing stuff they don't actually make(Vanguards are exactly the same rifle as the Howa M1500. Made in the same plant too.) on the name for eons. And you do pay extra for the name.
    Tikka's are made by Sako. And 'lighter' isn't always a good thing. The T3 trigger is adjustable. So is the Vanguard's.
    Difference in barrel length isn't enough to matter. Slightly, very slightly, less velocity with the longer barrel, but not enough to matter.
    Once again, 180 from the truth, how do you do it?

    I guess I can save a bunch of money and just buy an Axis rather than the Sako I had my heart set on?
    Good to know.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    I guess I can save a bunch of money and just buy an Axis rather than the Sako I had my heart set on?
    Good to know.
    Get a 783 over the Sako... basically the same rifle...

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