Would like some advice for the 308 in bolt action


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tundrawolf
June 6, 2011, 10:17 PM
Hello,

When I was a kid my father took me to a remote place to shoot his Mauser M96 in 6.5x55 Swedish. He had a rangefinder (The kind where you line up two images, and when it becomes clear, you reference the dial to see what range the object was at) that maxed out at 1 mile. We sighted in a rock the size of a Chevrolet truck hood at exactly a mile.

We hit that rock 9 times out of 10 with open sights with that 100 year old $50 rifle.

Since then, anything under 300 yards is not challenging to me.

I have a semiautomatic rifle chambered for the .308 and would like to add a long range bolt action rifle manufactured by an American company also in .308.

I am really liking what is being said about Savage.

My budget is around $800, give, or take. I simply want the most accurate long range American rifle in .308 for around that price. Any advice is appreciated.

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gearjammer-2000
June 6, 2011, 11:42 PM
i have a model 14 savage n .308, and i just got a model 10 in .223 and I would not part with either one of them for anything.
they are both real sweet shooters

Durty
June 6, 2011, 11:50 PM
I think Savage makes a custom long range rifle for about that price and I would bet you a beer they shoot. Personally, I prefer an older Rem 700. I switch barrels, bed the stock, adjust or replace the trigger and shoot the hell out of it. Another idea- look for a Remington Sendero or Winchester Laredo. Both nice long range setups with good stocks and heavier barrels.

tundrawolf
June 7, 2011, 12:30 AM
Thanks for the replies, guys. In researching the Savage 17, I came across this: www.eabco.com/savagebarrels.htm does anyone have experience with them?

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