I'm looking for an additional stalking rifle in 6.5x55.
My dilemma is:
Do I buy a new Tikka t3 stainless lite?
Buy a second hand M695 stainless, at a good price, scoped. Though I know nothing of the rifles history. This would need to be screw cut and I'd have to buy a mod.
or do I buy my mates Tikka t3 blued and timber, with t8, zeiss 6.5-20x50, mounts. Shoots very well. Clover leave groups at 100 meters with 120g ballistics. I shot a roe buck at 319 meters with it myself last summer.
Its had a lot of use, the stock is warped the barrel has been painted, 700 plus shot count. He wants £900 cash
The rifle will be a work horse and I can claim back the vat on the first two options.