Currently have a PH1200TX and a Tikka M65, both in .308. Thinking of rationalising things so that I have one rifle that is good for stalking, 100m 20 shot competitions and static targets to 600 yards. New rifle must also be moderated.
I'm not managing to get as much time shooting as I'd like due to life complications, rifle tinkering and distance from a range. I just want a solid rifle that needs no faffing with.
So, I need a rifle that is accurate with the first cold bore shot, gives 1/2 inch groups at 100m, has a barrrel that doesn't overheat or get damaged by rapid fire and is threaded for a mod. Budget is £1500 (including mod.)
Gut feeling is to sell or trade the two rifles then go for a Tikka T3 Varmint with the 23 3/4" barrel. Maybe even try and get a package deal? I'm guessing the varmint, super varmint and the sporter all have the same barrel, just different stocks.