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Old 01-10-2018, 5:57 PM
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Default Bergara woodsman vs tikka t3 hunter

It will be chambered in .300wm. I'm going to be purchasing an elk rifle soon and have narrowed it down to these two(maybe).

Looking for real life experience with either, pros, cons, or change my mind altogether. Trying to keep rifle under a grand.
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Old 01-10-2018, 7:31 PM
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They both will kill elk just fine, get whichever fits you best. I have not shot a elk with either of my Bergaras but I did shoot a deer with one of them last season and it did just fine. Last season elk was shot with a .300 RUM but the 7mm Rem Mag Bergara would have done just as well.
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Old 01-10-2018, 7:33 PM
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I like both, but only own the Tikka. I believe you want the T3x, not the T3, which is the older model. The T3x is superior to the T3. However, I am also in the market for the Bergara Woodsman in 7mm or 30-06. Because you are seeking a 300 wm, I'd lean towards the Bergara because it's heavier than the Tikka and it would absorb more recoil. Both are very accurate and there has been much positive ink regarding the Tikka's action (which is the best I've owned) as well as Bergara's barrels (top quality). Don't get me wrong. The Tikka is a fine rifle, but so is the Bergara.
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I sell both Tikka and Bergara. The Bergara goes home 9 times out of 10 over the Tikka.
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I sell both Tikka and Bergara. The Bergara goes home 9 times out of 10 over the Tikka.
Taper, how would you say the Bergara compares to the Savage 14 American Classic? Ive had good luck with my Savage 16 but was planning to upgrade to something with Walnut furniture although I hate to lose the accu-trigger/stock & safety I've gotten used to.

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I sell both Tikka and Bergara. The Bergara goes home 9 times out of 10 over the Tikka.
What would be the top couple of reasons for this in your experience?
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:48 PM
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What would be the top couple of reasons for this in your experience?
I sell them and have tried both. My experience is simple, more people buy the Bergara after handling both rifles.

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Old 01-11-2018, 12:51 PM
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Taper, how would you say the Bergara compares to the Savage 14 American Classic? Ive had good luck with my Savage 16 but was planning to upgrade to something with Walnut furniture although I hate to lose the accu-trigger/stock & safety I've gotten used to.

Sorry to thread jack, OP.
I personally don't like Savage and their acu trigger. (my personal feelings)

Although i do have one. I like the feel of the Bergara for its price point.

I should add that the Woodsman doesn't have the cheek piece carved into it where the Bergara Timber does.
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I sell them and have tried both. My experience is simple, more people buy the Bergara after handling both rifles.
Sorry, I guess my question was vague. I was wondering what factors led more people to choose the Bergara over the Tikka? e.g. price, smoothness of action, fit, quality of finish, weight, trigger, etc...?

Was there one, or a couple of those that was sort of consistent across the buyers?
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Old 01-11-2018, 1:41 PM
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Sorry, I guess my question was vague. I was wondering what factors led more people to choose the Bergara over the Tikka? e.g. price, smoothness of action, fit, quality of finish, weight, trigger, etc...?

Was there one, or a couple of those that was sort of consistent across the buyers?
Yes, i would say all of the above but we mostly carried the Timber version which isn't much different than the Woodsman.

Some have floor plates and some even have mags.
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Old 01-11-2018, 2:21 PM
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Go and look at them, hold them, shoulder them pick the one that fits you the best and you believe is the best for you. I like wood but a composite stock also has it's place in the hunting world. I have and use wood both solid and laminate as well as composite and all will work. I do not like detachable box magazines for my big game hunting rifles so I buy the standard hinged floor plate type.
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Old 01-11-2018, 3:00 PM
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Go and look at them, hold them, shoulder them pick the one that fits you the best and you believe is the best for you. I like wood but a composite stock also has it's place in the hunting world. I have and use wood both solid and laminate as well as composite and all will work. I do not like detachable box magazines for my big game hunting rifles so I buy the standard hinged floor plate type.
Bergara makes the B-14 in the synthetic stock also. Very nice stocks too, not the cheap hollow plastic stocks.
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Old 01-11-2018, 3:06 PM
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Bergara makes the B-14 in the synthetic stock also. Very nice stocks too, not the cheap hollow plastic stocks.
Yes they do, I have one of each and both are 1/2 inch to sub 1/2 inch guns right out of the box.
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Old 01-11-2018, 3:24 PM
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Here's one, this is a 7mm Rem Mag using the Hornady ELD X at 100 yards, all the ammo of that load I had that day 3 rounds.


Attachment 672408


This is a 6.5 CM Bergara at 100 yards 5 shots the flyer is called.

Attachment 672409

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Thanks for all the reply’s. The bergara is in the lead for me. Fit and finish is awesome and feels great when handling.
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For poor people like me we just buy tikka and are happy with it.
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For poor people like me we just buy tikka and are happy with it.
What are you talking about? They're about the same price point.
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For poor people like me we just buy tikka and are happy with it.
Real poor people buy Savage, you rich people buy tikka
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Taper, how would you say the Bergara compares to the Savage 14 American Classic? Ive had good luck with my Savage 16 but was planning to upgrade to something with Walnut furniture although I hate to lose the accu-trigger/stock & safety I've gotten used to.

Sorry to thread jack, OP.
What are your thoughts on the Bergara B-14 Synthetic (green stock) Hunter model in 7 mm?
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Old 01-12-2018, 7:11 PM
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Regarding price, I know I could get far higher quality, but for an elk rifle(not shot much for me) this is my top price. Scope/base/rings will cost more than the rifle.
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Looks like the bergara IS a tikka action even down to the darn bolt release. They have added their own barrel and a better stock. I bet it's the same adjustable 2 pound trigger too. Good looking guns imho.
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Looks like the bergara IS a tikka action even down to the darn bolt release. They have added their own barrel and a better stock. I bet it's the same adjustable 2 pound trigger too. Good looking guns imho.
Not even close. The BPR 16 lightweight model is close but the others are 700 clones.
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