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I just read the range report on the Stevens 200. And I have to admit it is very impressive. I'm looking for a 25-06 to use on the ranch. I dont care what it looks like as long as it shots long range accurately.

Has anyone compared the Stevens to the Tikka?

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tikka vs. stevens

I f you just want a beater maybe the stevens will do but the tikka is twice the gun the stevens/savage line is. Sure they may be accurate but otherwise they are quite crude when compared to the tikka. For under $1000 I don't think anything can top the tikka.
 

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I dont't have a tikka, but I do have a stevens/savage 200. in .223. The action is good and its a tack driver. I do think you get more rifle than you pay for.

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Crude and "twice the rifle" sounds a little coarse. An around the ranch rifle needs only to be accurate and dependable. Like any other tool.

I wish they had a lefty model. I would have one yesterday.



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Tikka vs Savage

Doug,

I have two Tikkas, a T-3, and a M695, and I have two Savages,
a Model 16, and a Striker. All of these rifles(The Striker is just
a 14" rifle, without the butt stock), are sub MOA accurate.
I bought the Savage Model 16(SS/Synthetic) Weather Warrior
as a truck gun. Something that could bang around the back of the
truck, and not rust when put away dirty. I don't put guns away
dirty, but I wanted to be able to, if I needed to. Well now I am
considering getting a Stevens 243 Win, as a truck gun because
the Savage 16, in .22-250 Rem. is shooting .3 MOA groups. The
Savage 16 is headed to the varmint/predator battery, after mounting
a Bushnell 6-24x Elite 4200 on it, so now I need another truck
gun :) I think the Stevens would be perfect. Not expensive,
I am going to predict very accurate, and something that won't
look bad with character marks on it.

My Tikka M695 is a .25-06 Rem. If you are new to the .25-06 Rem,
I am going to predict a new love affair. When ever I take it to the
range, or afield, I wonder why it took some many years to find
this caliber. IMHO it is truly one of the most versatile chamberings.
If I want it to be my one rifle for everything from prairie dogs,
to elk, it could be. I hope I am never down to one rifle, but if
that ever happens, it will be the .25-06 Rem.

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I have a Stevens 200 in 7MM-08 and one in 25-06.........they cannot be beat for the money. Accurate, light and a very good stock for a synthetic. Great hunting rifles!
 

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I'm torn between the Tikka Whitetail and Stevens. I need to figure out how much truck time the gun will have. I prefer wood but love the price on the Steven. Since I am looking at the Tikka Whitetail I need to see what domes on the market in the coming weeks.

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Since both are accurate if you buy the Stevens you have more money for glass. Since it's a ranch rifle and if you don't feel the need for the walnut stock the looks get closer. Just my $.02 .
 
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