Thinking about getting my first hunting rifle.

Thinking about getting my first hunting rifle. My budget for the package (rifle, scope, mount and suppressor) is like 4000 €. I came up with this. What do you guys think?

Inb4: Yes, the Tikka costs in Germany double the price it costs in the US.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >germany
    Why not get a kipplauf, you have some of the best options as a European. They make more sense for hunting.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can choose between 800 € Bergaras that weight about the same as a Tikka but have only one shot and lots of > 4000 € German ones.

      https://www.waffen-schrum.de/waffen/langwaffen/buechsen/kipplaufbuechsen/

      https://www.frankonia.de/jagd/waffen/langwaffen/buechsen/kipplaufbuechsen/online-shop.html

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Lube

    Friend got a Bergara extrem sportler or whatever its called, 18" barrel and pretty light. Trigger feels good, but the guy is to stupid to adjust it further down. All the gunshops i visited the last weeks had them, go and finger on on your LGS
    >Tikka
    But why? I want a Tikka action to pair it with a barrel and a chassis, stupid prices all the way

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bergara extrem sportler

      Looks like it's 3,1 kg and costs around 1,2k. I've seen some feeding issues with Bergara rifles. The action is just not as good as Tikka.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Lube

        We had feeding problems when we chambered slowly tbh. I think Tikka got a 30° bolt, its a good improvment if your a snob. Why not a Blaser R8, just save another year 😉

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Why not a Blaser R8, just save another year 😉

          I need that money for a Benelli Montefeltro Max 5.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Lube

            makes more sense, the R8 is nice but it needs a real Chad to use it correctly. Enjoy his old vids, all made with a R8

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I had a Blaser R8 during schooling for my hunting permit. It's a great rifle but it's really expensive and the only benefits I see is being able to switch the caliber one day and the additional safety because of the Handspannung (don't know the English term).

              • 3 weeks ago
                Lube

                Im not into hunting but visited alot of hunting shops for gun oil selling. They tell me around 95% of hunters buy a suppressor to the first rifle, I really like how that came within years of being illegal. Next year in autimn I might do the license too, just to get a short AR15 with a can 🙂

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They tell me around 95% of hunters buy a suppressor to the first rifle

                It's because your dog will go deaf slower and for less recoil.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Lube

                yeah, i asked the same question yesterday IMAO. The dogs with hanging ears got "some"protection and he wont shoot the gun directly next to the dog. How is the current law, can you buy 1 can or as many as you wanrt/ register once?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >How is the current law, can you buy 1 can or as many as you wanrt/ register once?

                As many as you want. You have to treat them like rifles though and store them in the safe.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Lube

                do you need to register each of them? That sounds nice, DSB guys gonna be scared IMAO. The guy from yesterday hates to zero-in rifles at DSB clubs, the members feel uncomfortable next to a bolty boy with a can on it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, you have to go to the district office within 14 days and get it registered in your weapons permit.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Lube

                Not so based but who gives a frick. Let me send you some gun oil in 2 month, got no stock left and need to restock chems first ;_;

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks pretty solid to me anon. I don't understand the euro market that well, in the US I'd probably get a Bergara or maybe a Sako, but the Tikka are very well made and won't let you down. Howa stuff is also good under any name.

    I'd probably spend a little more on a Swaro or Zeiss optic, but I'm just not that familiar with GPO. 1.6-13 sounds like a very good range though, smart.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'd probably spend a little more on a Swaro or Zeiss optic, but I'm just not that familiar with GPO. 1.6-13 sounds like a very good range though, smart.

      GPO was one of the recommendations of my hunting teacher. Sadly anything else costs like 2000€+ in that range, <2 for movement hunting and >10 for Ansprechen (not sure about the English term, identification?)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Sadly anything else costs like 2000€+ in that range
        Yeah... I'm shopping for a new optic for my hunting rifle currently (Weatherby/Howa in 300WM) and the prices go up very fast. I had a 6.5-20x50 on it, but it's just too large. I wish I had bought something more like the 1.6-13, so looking at options. In the Western US I'm probably hunting larger game at longer distances, but 20x is way too much still. 12-16 is plenty.
        >Ansprechen
        Probably 'spotting' would be the right term. When hunting elk we do what's called 'spot and stalk'.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          "Ansprechen" means like finding out what it is so you know whether you are allowed to shoot it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Or well it's even more. You also are like required to determine whether the animal is sick, so you know whether you can use the meat and whether you are required to shoot it. As hunter in Germany you are required to shoot sick animals as long as they are under hunting law.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heym still has good value for an upper middle class rifle. Pair it with a Zeiss V6 or a used Diavari ZM and you have a winner. Also steer clear of Frankonia, they are only good if you like spending 20% more on each purchase.

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