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    Howa v Mercury

    A non-computer owning friend (yes, another one!) is thinking about getting a stailess synthetic rifle in 25.06. He has seen a Mercury (made by Sabbati?), but neither of us knows much about them. I've seen a quite a few posts regarding Howa's, and they've always felt solid when I've handled them in shops. Any comments would be appreciated.

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    Hi, would your friend be interested in a Tikka 695 stainless sythetic with 8x56 scope, it is for sale in Fife. You will get it for a really good price, the dealer has had it for ages as it is not caliber used around here. PM for more details.
    I spoke to the dealer and he will sell it for 450.00.
    Last edited by tikka2506; 07-04-2012 at 17:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker68 View Post
    A non-computer owning friend (yes, another one!) is thinking about getting a stailess synthetic rifle in 25.06. He has seen a Mercury (made by Sabbati?), but neither of us knows much about them. I've seen a quite a few posts regarding Howa's, and they've always felt solid when I've handled them in shops. Any comments would be appreciated.
    Go for a tikka of some kind mate a t3 is cracking value for money for around the same price as a Howa 1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGOOSE View Post
    Go for a tikka of some kind mate a t3 is cracking value for money for around the same price as a Howa 1500
    i will second that

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    The Sabatti IS a Tikka! They are built on the old LSA 55 machinery that they bought of Tikka. They are a solid rifle, as are the Howa and Tikka. I would find it difficult to pick between them, but would generallyu probably slightly favour a Tikka as on average i think they have the best barrels, though Howa have an excellent reputation for barrel quality also.

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    Use a 695 in 35.06 now and it's a cracking rifle. Solid, reliable and accurate.

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    Iv owned both Tikka and Howa mate......tikka every time

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    The dealer who is selling this is in Kirkcaldy, Fife. We're Game 01592 654301. Asking for 450.00 for rifle and scope.

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    Thanks, Tikka. I'll pass it on. My mate was originally from Fife (and Kirkcaldy, I think). Don't suppose you know what make the scope is?
    Last edited by Moonraker68; 08-04-2012 at 17:39.

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    I think it is an Optimate (Edgar Bros) 8x56, really clear and good value for money.

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