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Old 09-28-2018, 05:20 PM
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Shopping for my one rifle to do most all, and wondering what other leftyís are shooting. Iím looking for a 6.5 or .270, Deer, sheep, and potentially elk. It should be capable of some long range shooting also (targets). Iíve been looking at the Tikka T3x, and the Remington SPS 700 so far.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:19 PM
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Go buy yourself a LH Tikka in a 6.5x55. It will cover all your bases.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:27 PM
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Iíve been looking at the Tikka, all thatís available is the blued version, canít find the SS anywhere.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:34 PM
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Go browning
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:30 AM
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Give bashaw sports a call they a great selection of left handed guns in tikkas and browning.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:37 AM
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P&D in Edmonton has the Tikka T3x Lite, in stainless left hand, 270 win.

They also have many more.

http://www.p-d-ent.com/index.php/fir...non-restricted
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:39 AM
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Left hand Tikka T3x SS barrel 6.5 creedmoor and .270win here.

https://www.prairieguntraders.ca/doc...29-09-2018.pdf
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:29 AM
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Even if the Rem is a lot cheaper, do yourself a favour and get the Tikka. Latest Rems have a lot of really bad QC issues and with Rem announcing bankruptcy I doubt they will be getting better.

If you want some other choices. Sako, Weatherby and Cooper make a great LH gun, so does Browning if you can get used to the 60 degree bolt lift.

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Nice prices on those Tikkas. Seems P and D and them are really close in pricing if you exactly match the models.
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:09 AM
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Don't listen to the elitist's who bash them, go look at a Savage...
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:45 PM
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Don't listen to the elitist's who bash them, go look at a Savage...
I would take a Savage over a Remington SPS made in the last ten years for sure, unless I was using the SPS just for the action, was going to put a custom barrel on it and have the action trued. For a shoot out of the box gun, you are far more likely to get an accurate Savage than an accurate SPS.

That said, Tikka, Cooper, Browning and Sako all turn out consistently accurate out of the box guns.
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:49 PM
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Don't listen to the elitist's who bash them, go look at a Savage...
I would take a Savage over a Remington SPS made in the last ten years for sure, unless I was using the SPS just for the action, was going to put a custom barrel on it and have the action trued. For a shoot out of the box gun, you are far more likely to get an accurate Savage than an accurate SPS.

That said, Tikka, Cooper, Browning, Weatherby and Sako all turn out consistently accurate out of the box guns.

There is a completely kitted out and scoped LH Sako AV with a McMillan stock (stock is worth over 600 alone) for $1500 in the buy sell. That would be a really
good deal for a gun to start hunting with. You couldn't put a Tikka together for that price.
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:52 PM
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Don't listen to the elitist's who bash them, go look at a Savage...
And I should've included "go shoot one too"...
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:09 PM
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Here's a nice option Sako 85 270 win Wood stock.

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Old 09-29-2018, 03:23 PM
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Don't listen to the elitist's who bash them, go look at a Savage...
That's what I went with for my first hunting rifle. Left hand 110 international trophy hunter with acutrigger in 270. Can't beat the price and is accurate and reasonably light.
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:35 PM
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I am not a 6.5 x 55 fan; but either is fine.

Either will perform on anything you want to harvest. I know the 270 ammo is sold everywhere you look should you ever be in a pinch.

As for a rifle, most modern guns shoot better than the shooter. It is a personal thing so make sure every time you take it, out it gives you pleasure on your decision.

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Old 09-29-2018, 08:48 PM
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Lefty Tikka T3X in .308 here. I do have a lefty X-bolt in .243, but the Tikka is my do it all hunting and target rifle.
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:20 AM
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Go on the forum buy and sell some nice rigs for sale there.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:13 AM
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I bought my wife a LH Browning xbolt medalion in 6.5 creedmoor.
Itís nice, she loves it.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:22 AM
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Not a caliber you listed, but go with a 280AI Cooper. Seeing as you mentioned elk I would go bigger than 6.5 or 270. If only going for elk a few times the 6.5 or 270 will be fine. I would still look at Cooper depending on budget. Christensen or Fierce are other options.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:59 AM
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I bought a LH T3 from Bashaw in a .260rem stainless quite a few years ago, lightly used (less than one box of shells through it) for a great price! Came to find out that firearm in that setup and caliber is fairly rare.

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Old 10-02-2018, 05:06 PM
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How Much are you wanting to spend? And are you looking for new or used?
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:47 AM
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I know that it has been suggested not to go with the M700 SPS, but ill put my 25 cents in. I have bought a pile of SPS's the last couple years. Three are short action, three are long action. I pick them up when they go on sale, and can be had for a song. My youth 243 shoots very good with a upgraded B&C stock. I have a 30 06 that shoots very fine stock. The other 30 06 shot okay, with minimum load development. I ended up have it barreled, bedded, re stocked, and upgraded the trigger. Now it is very accurate. I had problems with the first 300 win mag sps. The mounting holes on the receiver were rough, and one actually stripped. That same rifle also did not extract very well. It shot an inch, but will be rebuilt into something else. I have a SPS varmint in 223 that shoots/feeds great. What i like about the M700 is the customization, and availability of parts. I have many M700s, not all sps. So im sitting on a good supply of parts that are interchangeable. All are left handed. My LTR in 308 is such a good shooter, and really neat rifle. Trigger tech triggers are my preferred trigger, but timney/Jewel make great triggers as well. If you like to tinker, and collect id say go with an SPS. They can be reworked, and upgraded over time. That said if you want one, and done go Tikka/browning.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:20 PM
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My brother is left and always shot a remmy pump. He bought a second on in 3006 when he had enough of the 243 for big game.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:59 AM
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So currently I have a lefty Ruger 7mmRM, Tikka 270WSM and a righty Savage 2506. And when I am just going out for deer, I usually choose the 2506. I would like to hear your guys opinions for a new lefty between either 2506, 260 or 6.5 Creedmoor
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:51 AM
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So currently I have a lefty Ruger 7mmRM, Tikka 270WSM and a righty Savage 2506. And when I am just going out for deer, I usually choose the 2506. I would like to hear your guys opinions for a new lefty between either 2506, 260 or 6.5 Creedmoor
Not to be unkind but exactly how does your question differ at all from the questions and answers above. On top of which you have experience with at least three of the more common lefty guns. Would think you are starting to build a knowledge base where you can decide for yourself whether you want another like what you have or try something new.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:26 AM
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So currently I have a lefty Ruger 7mmRM, Tikka 270WSM and a righty Savage 2506. And when I am just going out for deer, I usually choose the 2506. I would like to hear your guys opinions for a new lefty between either 2506, 260 or 6.5 Creedmoor
Hells canyon, creedmoor. Thats what I'd be looking for.
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