recommend a 308 bolt-action rifle?


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spartacus2002
October 9, 2004, 08:35 PM
I'm looking for a bargain-priced, fairly accurate .308 bolt-action rifle as a backup gun if my M1A is in the shop. I'm particularly interested in anything easy to mount a scout-rifle-type scope on.

Any suggestions?

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Hutch
October 9, 2004, 08:54 PM
What's your budget? How long are you willing to look for it? IIRC, there were some Israeli K98 Mausers rebarreled to .308, and they have a ladder rear sight that could be easily replaced with a scout-mount. I think Savage used to have a version of the 110 so configured. After that, I think the costs of mounting the scope are gonna start to bust your budget. I have a Spanish FR-8 (98k with a CETME barrel, cute), but I wouldn't scope it. It's the only 98-pattern misurp bolt gun that has an aperture rear site that I know of. Shoots well for me.

If you'll accept a more conventional mount, then there's a blue jillion out there in used-gun racks. A Remington 788, a 700, et endless cetera. I have a Spanish FR-8 (98k with a CETME barrel, cute), but I wouldn't scope it. It's the only 98-pattern misurp bolt gun that has an aperture rear site that I know of. Shoots well for me.

PAC 762
October 11, 2004, 12:15 AM
Savage scout???

greg531mi
October 11, 2004, 12:35 AM
MMM, cheap 308......Bought two Israeli 308 Mausers for $60 a piece, and an Indian Enfield in 308 for $70........ All with like new bores!!!
Is that cheap enough for you?

Sam Adams
October 11, 2004, 01:13 PM
Greg,

When & where did you get the Izzy Mausers? I'd love to have one, but they seem to have vanished.

Ditto for the Indian Enfield, except the vanishing part.

greg531mi
October 12, 2004, 12:22 AM
Just bought one at a auction a couple of years back, they are out there, just have to hunt.........
Century imported thousands in the 1980's, must be some out there.........

atek3
October 12, 2004, 01:51 AM
indian enfield in 308. or spanish FR-8

SpookyPistolero
October 12, 2004, 01:01 PM
Do the Indian Enfields have a ghost ring sights or the open sights? Also, does anyone know of a good source to pick up either the enfield or FR-8 and for how much? I've also been looking into a good .308 mil-surp, but I really prefer the ghost ring sights.

Hope this isnt hijacking the thread too much.

-SpookyPistolero

Sergeant Sabre
October 12, 2004, 01:11 PM
Savage 10FP.

I have their Model 10 in .300WSM and it's a tack driver. Got an opportunity to shoot the 10FP .308 with the AcuTrigger....:eek: Sweet!!! I've never heard of one that isn't a good shooter.

unreal45
October 12, 2004, 03:19 PM
+1 savage scout

Onmilo
October 13, 2004, 11:04 AM
Savage Scout.
One of the very best buys in the bolt action rifle market today!

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