Hi everyone, great forum which I am only just discovering!
I am getting rid of my Ruger M77 Mk2 .220 Swift rifle due to ridiculous ammo costs. Before anyone suggests, i have not the time nor money for reloading, as much as i would love to. Maybe in a year or two when life settles down!
Anyways, I am going for a .223 and was about to buy a Tikka T3 the other day when I found it had a 1 in 8 twist. I thought that was good as I can use heavier rounds but after talking to my friend a very experienced gunsmith and regular shooter, I have changed my mind. According to him yes the rounds can go heavier, but only because they are slower. I want something extremely accurate over long ranges.
Moving on, I found a Tikka M595 today, brand new and screwcut for £650. I have never held one and it felt like sex in a stock . Absolutely gorgeous balance and lovely cheekpiece (for me). The only slight drawback for me is the safety as I am used to Rugers all my life with the 3 point safety, but thats not enough to put off this rifle. So first question is, £650 for a new m595 .223 - sound like a good price?
More importantly (as i will probably buy it anyway!) is - MODERATOR.I want something slim not huge like the Reflex. I have researched this a little bit and found PES silencers seem to get good reviews. Would anyone agree with that? Does anyone have one for sale, or know where a good condition used mod can be bought? I am short of cash and need a scope yet! Thinking of a Bushnell Elite 4200 for optimum value for money.
Hopefully some of you experienced folk can help