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Old 01-20-2023, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default What is the Glock of 300 Win Mag?

My brother bust my Glock cherry with a Glock 19 5th Gen for Christmas.

Ive been trying to get him into the mountains for years to chase elk. He thinks he needs a 300 win mag to get the job done and doesnt have one.
So, I want to accomodate as a gift.

Glock 19 Gen 5 run around $500-600. Im in the ballpark for less than 1k for bare rifle. Im pushing for a pack rifle but with future suppressor adaptability. Ive seen some decently priced BassPro Savage and Browning rifle and scope combos.

Im leaning toward spending more coin on the rifle and letting him choose his scope versus paying less than 1k for a rifle/scope combo.

What say Yall.
Thanks Yall.
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Old 01-20-2023, 04:00 PM   #2
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Savage is a great rifle. Some say ugly ,but never seen a savage that wouldn't shoot lights out.
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Old 01-20-2023, 04:07 PM   #3
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Ruger American for 600 bucks, comes with a brake
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Old 01-20-2023, 04:18 PM   #4
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If you want the Glock of rifles you want a Tikka... and he 100% does not need a 300 WinMag to kill elk. But he's a good shot, as I recall, so get him the cannon.
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Old 01-20-2023, 04:21 PM   #5
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Also, the SWFA 3x9 is a pretty bombproof scope to put on top of it.
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Old 01-20-2023, 04:21 PM   #6
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I would suggest a Bergara B-14 HMR. I think Bergara is making the rifles that Remington should have. They're right at $1000 on gunbroker.
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Old 01-20-2023, 07:43 PM   #7
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Default What is the Glock of 300 Win Mag?

Just reread all of the post. A Rem 700 long range would fit in that category. Savage long range hunter as well.

Sierracharlie out....
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Old 01-20-2023, 08:02 PM   #8
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Like my Browning AB3 quite a bit. Mine came threaded with a muzzle brake on it for around $600 I think. There’s certainly better out there but for the money I love it.

As far as rifle scope combos go, I used to think they were a deal. Looking back, I ended up changing out every single one of those scopes because they just didn’t perform well.

We couldn’t hit a target with my BIL’s savage scope rifle combo. He switched got a new scope and we were hitting at 300 yards pretty quick.
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Old 01-20-2023, 08:10 PM   #9
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In my opinion a Glock is equivalent to a Rem 700 when it comes to abundance of aftermarket parts ...
But if it were me, I'd buy a Tikka Ultralight.
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Old 01-21-2023, 01:19 PM   #10
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Thanks Yall for the suggestions.
Im familiar with Rem and Savage. Ill go lay hands on Tikka, Bergara and Browning.
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Old 01-21-2023, 04:47 PM   #11
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My next one will be a tikka I have a bergara in a 7mag and love it but have heard a lot of great things about the tikka
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Old 01-21-2023, 05:18 PM   #12
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Another tikka vote here.
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Old 01-21-2023, 05:18 PM   #13
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Thanks Yall for the suggestions.
Im familiar with Rem and Savage. Ill go lay hands on Tikka, Bergara and Browning.
The browning is unique in a couple of ways. The bolt throw angle is very short, which I liked. To do that they seemed to have to make the bolt itself very large which is kind of strange.

My original plan was to go for the Bergera, they seem really nice. I just happened to find the deal on the browning and went with it.
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Old 01-22-2023, 11:45 AM   #14
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If you want the Glock of rifles you want a Tikka... and he 100% does not need a 300 WinMag to kill elk. But he's a good shot, as I recall, so get him the cannon.
Plus 2 on the Tikka
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Old 01-22-2023, 12:01 PM   #15
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Bergara or tikka
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Old 01-22-2023, 12:37 PM   #16
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If interested, I have a Weatherby Vanguard RMEF In .300 WM New In The Box, never fired. Would sell it to you for $550.
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Old 01-22-2023, 01:06 PM   #17
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I would suggest a Bergara B-14 HMR. I think Bergara is making the rifles that Remington should have. They're right at $1000 on gunbroker.
The HMR is heavy for a mountain rifle isnít it?
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:55 AM   #18
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Tikka lite and switch the stock out for a Bell and Carlson before even shooting it. Let him handle the scope.
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Old 01-23-2023, 10:45 AM   #19
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I would look at a cvs cascade as well. Bergera barrels and threaded.
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Old 01-23-2023, 10:49 AM   #20
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If you want the Glock of rifles you want a Tikka... and he 100% does not need a 300 WinMag to kill elk. But he's a good shot, as I recall, so get him the cannon.
These two, preference for the Tikka lite due to it being lighter. I really like the X-Bolt variations as well.
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Old 01-23-2023, 11:40 AM   #21
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Tikka and let him get the scope. I have an old Rem 700 in 300WM that is still a shooter but it was built 20+yrs ago. No muzzle brake on it.
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Old 01-23-2023, 02:02 PM   #22
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Thanks for the continued suggestions Peoples. Tikka seems to hold strong favor.
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Old 01-23-2023, 02:37 PM   #23
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Check out Arken scopes. www.arkenoptics.com They came out with the EP5 lightweight and it's nice!
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Old 01-23-2023, 06:08 PM   #24
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Okay. Thanks for the suggestion and link Mr Archer.

MrSackett, Thanks for the offer. PM sent to you.
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Old 01-23-2023, 10:44 PM   #25
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Another vote for the Tikka… I have one in 300 win mag.. with Zeiss glass… I added a limbsaver pad.. and dropped the trigger pull a bit… That rifle is deadly…
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Old 01-24-2023, 09:12 AM   #26
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Tikka is what I would get for him.

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Old 01-24-2023, 09:16 AM   #27
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Thereís a Browning 300 WM on here for sale
Another very accurate shooting rifle
I do like my Tikkas also
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Old 01-24-2023, 02:40 PM   #28
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Tikka with this trigger spring
https://www.mountaintactical.com/sho...trigger-spring
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Old 01-24-2023, 02:52 PM   #29
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I would go with a Bergera as mentioned above. They are a Rem700 action and have models that suit what you are looking for, Lightweight, Threaded, etc... Also, they are some FANTASTIC rifles for the $$$.
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Old 01-24-2023, 10:46 PM   #30
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Browning, Tikka, and Bergara are all good options. Bergara has the greatest aftermarket support as its a rem 700 pattern action. The factory stocks are better than the tikka's (more rigid), but combined with heavier profile barrels that comes with weight gain. If he plans to get a silencer down the road, that's easier on a Bergara as almost all of their rifles come threaded.

Tikka makes a fantastic action. The main drawbacks here are rather flimsy plastic stocks (you can flex with hand), limited aftermarket part availability, and barrel profiles that are too thin to thread in some models. Some people also report that Tikka factory barrels are slower than others in terms of real world velocity although I haven't seen any data-driven testing of this with a meaningful sample size and it certainly doesn't impact out of the box accuracy - these rifles shoot. A lot of people going the semi-custom approach buy a tikka for the donor action, swap out the stock, rebarrel, and then put in new trigger springs as there aren't drop-ins available. Yodave and mountain tactical are the most popular options. Manners does Tikka inlets now for the stocks.

The Browning x-bolt series are an interesting option, with more configurations than anyone can keep track of at attractive price points. The x-bolt is a 3-lug action so you'll have a shorter 60 degree bolt lift versus the 90 degree of the bergara and the 70 degree of the tikka (2 lugs and a modified 2 lug, respectively). Limited aftermarket part availability relative to the rem 700 rifles but its improving and mcmillan inlets stocks for them. There are good options in the sub 1k price point here but some of the x-bolts are approaching entry level custom prices as well.

For scopes, it doesn't sound like the budget is that high so I'd recommend the SWFA SS series that has been brought up earlier. Before anyone tries to sell you on glass quality or warranty, remember that a scope is an aiming device, not an observation device. Its job is to put your bullet where you want it, and do so reliably. Warranties also don't matter in the field when your scope takes a crap on you because you took a tumble or knocked it over when it was on a bipod. There are an astounding number of scopes on the market that do not retain zero when subjected to side impacts which are what you'd most likely encounter in the field.

Sorry for the long post. TLDR; get a threaded Bergara or X-bolt in your price range and put a SWFA SS on it.
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Old 01-25-2023, 11:25 AM   #31
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Tikka or Bergara however I wouldn’t consider an HMR at all. Too heavy for a mountain rifle.
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Old 01-25-2023, 04:30 PM   #32
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I like Tikka but you asked for future suppressor compatibility and under $1000. All threaded Tikkas list for over $1000 now. If threaded barrel is not a priority then regualr Tikka Tx3 with swfa 6x fixed can be had together for just under $1000 you would have to add $80 for some good rings. If I was buying for someone else I would get it in .308. Would be plently of gun for elk 400 and under.
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Old 01-26-2023, 11:45 AM   #33
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A sendero was just posted in the classifieds.
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Old 01-26-2023, 11:53 AM   #34
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I saw that. Thanks MrClifton.
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Old 01-26-2023, 11:57 AM   #35
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Old 01-28-2023, 12:51 AM   #36
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Probably a savage
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