.308 comparison questions.


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DUNEZRUNNER
June 8, 2011, 12:37 AM
I have been researching and looking at rifles for the past couple of months and am more flustered now than before. I want to get me a .308 "sniper" rifle. I want a gun that is relatively inexpensive to shoot, can be shot out to 1000 yds accurately and can be shot repeatedly in one sitting. I already have my hunting rifle, a .264 win mag, that I don't want to burn the barrel out of so I decided on a .308. When I first started looking, I was going to get the Rem 700 SPS Varmit. I like following that the gun has and like the 26 inch barrel. Then I read that the Savage/Stevens is another good choice. I can get the Rem for about $450.00 here after the rebate. What Savage is comparable to the Rem for about the same price and performance. OR would it be a better Idea to get the Stevens 200 and add a barrel to it. I am expecting to put a stock on both and possibly triggers. So which way sounds like a more cost effective route.

Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Thomas

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MtnCreek
June 8, 2011, 08:54 AM
.308 is pretty large for snipe and I don't think I could even see one at 1000 yds.
Any of the above would be a good long range rifle to start with. The savage/stevens may be a little easier to re-barrel if you needed to. I've heard the SPS stock is not too good. The older savage stocks were junk, but I think they may have corrected this on some models (accu-stock). Pick a rifle w/ a heavy barrel and good stock, then mount a quality rail, quality rings and a mid-range (price wise) scope. That's the easy part. Now learn to shoot long range (not so easy).

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