New Rifle - Help Me Make A Decision

Benjblt

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So I'm selling my Rem 700 300 WSM. So I'm looking at the Christensen Arms Ridgeline or the Tikka T3x in the same caliber. Which one would you go with if cost was only a small part of the consideration?

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2five7

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What cartridge? If it's long action, the Ridgeline for sure, mostly for longer mag length and faster twist barrels in some calibers.
 

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Me personally I'd go with the Christensen Arms, owned a tika tx3 once wasn't to Impressed with it or their customer service. That being said I know of a lot of happy tika users as well maybe I just got a lemon. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for and that CA is a quality rifle not to say the tx3 is bad either.
 
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Benjblt

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I'd rather have the Remington
Really? Why is that? Mine isn't bad but I haven't been able to work up a load for it that it likes super well yet. I put a Limbsaver deresonator on it and it shot less then an inch. I just don't like that thing.
 

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Really? Why is that? Mine isn't bad but I haven't been able to work up a load for it that it likes super well yet. I put a Limbsaver deresonator on it and it shot less then an inch. I just don't like that thing.
I like Remingtons. However, if you don't like it, then sell it and get whatever you like.
 

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I literally just bought a CA Ridgeline in 300 WSM and am happy with it so far. I have dialed up some reloads where if I do my part the rifle shoots better than most (I haven't ran premium factory ammo through it). That being said my dad just picked up a T3x Superlite in 300 win mag and that rifle is a shooter for sure. He did however have a radial brake added to tame the recoil some.
 

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Wow this is about the same thing I’m considering as well. I’m looking to sell a Remington 700 in 300 WSM and buying a new 300 wsm (posted about possibly getting a 28 nosler but the ammo availability killed that with living in California)

But anyway I’m considering either the CA Ridgeline or a Kimber subalpine.
Idk If you've held a Tikka or not but I considered one until I held it and I just didn’t like the way it shouldered or the feel of the stock. I know there aren’t many complaints with how the shoot though

Im leaning towards going with the Kimber just another option to Consider if your open to other options.
 
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Benjblt

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Wow this is about the same thing I’m considering as well. I’m looking to sell a Remington 700 in 300 WSM and buying a new 300 wsm (posted about possibly getting a 28 nosler but the ammo availability killed that with living in California)

But anyway I’m considering either the CA Ridgeline or a Kimber subalpine.
Idk If you've held a Tikka or not but I considered one until I held it and I just didn’t like the way it shouldered or the feel of the stock. I know there aren’t many complaints with how the shoot though

Im leaning towards going with the Kimber just another option to Consider if your open to other options.
I looked at the Kimber. I feel like the barrel will heat up much quicker then then the CA. Also, they are almost too light for a magnum caliber. Still probably a good option.
 

Smithb9841

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I looked at the Kimber. I feel like the barrel will heat up much quicker then then the CA. Also, they are almost too light for a magnum caliber. Still probably a good option.
Ya that’s true the CA will Handle the heat better.
 

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If no plans to load long skinny bullets the short mag box of the Christensen isn't a big deal and a very nice rifle.
 

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I just switched from a tikka t3 7mm to a 300 RUM Christensen Ridgeline after about 6 years. Night and day difference. Ridgeline all the way.

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Tikka,shoot it for a year & then send it to HCA to be turned into a way better rifle a CA is for not much more money than a ridgeline. If ya just want to go to the gun counter and cost isn’t an issue, go ridgeline.
 
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Benjblt

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Tikka,shoot it for a year & then send it to HCA to be turned into a way better rifle a CA is for not much more money than a ridgeline. If ya just want to go to the gun counter and cost isn’t an issue, go ridgeline.
What's an HCA?
 

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Never shot a CA but have a T3x superlite in 308 that i love and it shoots moa with 150gr-180gr
 

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Not sure what you dont like about the Remington but i put a Timney trigger in mine and groups shrank 3/4". It was like shooting a different rifle, i would of never believed a quality trigger made so much difference
 
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Benjblt

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Not sure what you dont like about the Remington but i put a Timney trigger in mine and groups shrank 3/4". It was like shooting a different rifle, i would of never believed a quality trigger made so much difference
I have a Timney on mine too and it is great. May groups are like 1.5", maybe less. I want sub MOA.
 
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Benjblt

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Have you thought about rebarreling your M700?
I have not. Might be worth it. I've also looked at paying the gunsmith to work up a load or put a new stock on it. I just feel like I might as well put that money towards a new rifle that's lighter.
 
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