.308 Rifles


April 8, 2010, 04:17 PM
I'm looking for a .308. A good all around gun that will be use for target, deer, and coyotes. I have been looking at Remington, Savage, Tikka, and Weatherby. I like what Savage has with ACCU options. I would like to shoot light bullets like under 170.

So my Question is what gun will work the best for the stated reasons?

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April 8, 2010, 04:19 PM
savage, I can't think of an easier bolt rifle to customize... mine likes 180's but it's a stevens so not TECHNICALLY the same. I would not recomend the remington and have only shot those two so can't weigh in on anything else.

April 8, 2010, 05:30 PM
Barring getting a lemon andy of thuse rifles should shoot well. Im a Savage fan myself. I had a Remington 700 in 7mm Mag at one time and it was a great rifle, I just preferred my Savages.

For my next rifle Im looking at the 700 R5 Milspec pretty closely, so I may go back to Remington.

April 8, 2010, 05:35 PM
A fanboy of the CZ here~! :neener:

Check out the CZ550. Compare it side by side to the Savage and tell us which one appears to be better fitted and finished?

April 8, 2010, 05:39 PM
About all you will get here is opinion, and experience usually to one or two rifles. Check out what www.snipercentral.com has to say about the rifles:

Comprehensive List of Rifles Tested:

M700 Varmint:

M700 Tactical:

M700 Police:

Weatherby Vanguard:

Savage 110FP:

That will keep you reading for a while.

Good luck,


April 8, 2010, 05:40 PM
I would suggest a lighter sporter & not a heavy-barreled sniper gun. Any rifle of reputable make will do what you are asking. The sporter-size rifles are all slightly different and many have similar features. Some have a top-tang safety, some have a detachable box magazine. Some come with rings, like Tikka & Ruger, though Ruger's rings are 10 times better. The trick is to handle alot of them before you buy.

April 8, 2010, 05:51 PM
Unless he shoots longer strings of fire, the he'll wish he had a heavy barrel. :)

April 8, 2010, 06:03 PM
.308 is my favorite caliber and really the largest caliber I shoot or hunt with anymore cause recoil of larger rifles I dont care for anymore and unless you just got to have a magnum, the .308 will take almost any game in North America shy of grizzly. I have a Savage 12 FV with a bull barrel, tackdriver but too heavy to carry for too long but it shoots dime groups with 150 gr. bullets, Tikka I only have in 6.5 Swede and it is a tack driver too. my other .308s are Ruger M77 and an AR10. I am shopping for a Ruger #1B in .308 but it is as scarce as hussein obama at a Tea Party town hall meeting. I got a Stevens (Savage) 200 in 7mm-08, dog ugly but also shoots dime groups, I give that gun 5 stars too. so many guns to choose from, good luck but whatever gun you get, you cant go wrong with a .308.

April 8, 2010, 06:11 PM
FN PBR 20" or 24" fluted barrel. I got the 18.5" with break. I wish I would have got the

eta: If you go this route dont get the detachable mag. Get the one with bottom metal. The mags are expensive and junk. I had to bust out with a file to make them reliable.

April 8, 2010, 06:11 PM
The most accurate "out of the box" rifle I have is my deer hunter 77 Ruger. It is a prize. Of course it is in '06 instead of that inferior caliber :D that you mentioned.
Why do you think a 308 will not stop a griz??? Not only will it stop one but can easily shoot all the way through-with different rounds of course. Joking about the inferior round(well just a bit) but any high velocity 30 cal should take anything on the continent.

April 8, 2010, 09:50 PM
really dont know if a .308 will stop a griz, we dont have them here in Texas but it will stop anything here, I shot the .308 in the service,hunt with it every day, with a really good bullet probably will stop a griz, dont know. I really doubt it is inferior to the '06. both have so many options on bullets, powder behind them etc. all I know I would rather shoot the .308 rather than the '06.

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