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Help me select a rifle in .308

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by joshmb1999, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. joshmb1999

    joshmb1999 Member

    I've read up and and want to buy a rifle chambered in .308. What are my choices? I'll use this rifle for target mainly but possibly deer hunting in the future.
  2. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    Here we go!

    Bolt, Semi, Break open, Lever, what do you want?

    Price range? $300 or $3000?
  3. sarduy

    sarduy Well-Known Member

    way to many (about 10,000 rifles) but first tell us....you want a semi or bolt action rifle? because that will narrow to list.

    quick list for semi

    1. AR-10
    2. M1A
    3. FAL
    4. Saiga

    quick list for bolt-action

    1. Remington 700 SPS Varmint
    2. Savage 11
    3. Tikka
    4. Howa
  4. chriso

    chriso Well-Known Member

    There are many options to go for first we all need to know a few things.
    What kind of terrain are you hunting in?
    What is your price range?
    what kind of ranges will it be used for close,medium,long.
    how accurate does it need to be?
    bolt action,semi auto,break action,pump action,lever action?

    A all around good performer is a basic remington 700 or any remington 700 variant. The browning A-bolts seem to be quite a performer as well.
    a good semi auto the Browning BAR maybe a springfield M1a
    there are so many 308 hunting rifles around help us help you by giving a little more information on your specific needs.
  5. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    don't forget, a lot of great used rifles as well, would never overlook a remmy 788 in 308, nor an old mossberg. Also, if you can afford it , a great target/hunting rifle is the cz, with it's great single set trigger...
  6. juk

    juk Well-Known Member

    Heard good things about the newer Ruger M77s. I like my bolt guns though. If I were in the market for another 308 for target/hunting, it would be a CZ, Savage, or FN.
  7. Rio Laxas

    Rio Laxas Well-Known Member

    For hunting, I think the CZ 550 full stock would serve you well, but if you prefer the American style that works also.

    I can also recomend the Ruger #1, if you have any interest in that direction.
  8. surjimmy

    surjimmy Well-Known Member

    Tikka T3, under $500.00 very accurate. With my 300 WSM and factory ammo, it will put 3 shots inside a penny at 100 yards.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008
  9. Franco2shoot

    Franco2shoot Well-Known Member

    Remington Model 7. You'll like the light weight, accruacy, simplicity and punch. I purchase mine used at a gun show, and didn't realize what a find it was til I had several months of use.

  10. woof

    woof Well-Known Member

    I just bought a rifle for a youngster's first deer rifle. I feared .308 would be too much recoil but wanted something to grow into and was torn between a Marlin .30-30 and a bolt .308. I ended up with a Savage 10 scout rifle, 20 in bbl, 6 1/4 lbs, .308 only. My plan is for the kid to use managed recoil ammo which will duplicate .30-30 ballistics for now, and then presto it's a .308 later. Plus he can tell friends he has a .308 now. This was of course intended to have a forward mounted scope but I'm going to add ghost ring sights and leave the possibility of a scope for later. I really like the managed recoil .308 ammo. It's accurate and makes two rifles out of one!
  11. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Well-Known Member

    If you can afford it, an M1A. This can get you right into competitive shooting, plinking and hunting. And it's a REALLY fun rifle to shoot. But spendy for the rifle and mags.
  12. robsc

    robsc Well-Known Member

    Browning Abolt or CZ550
  13. Vaarok

    Vaarok Well-Known Member

    Saiga, FAL, Vepr, Israeli Mauser.
  14. timberbeast63

    timberbeast63 Active Member

    Got to go wtih the Tikka T3. Those Finns know how to build a good rifle. T3 Varmint in stainless is a great paper puncher and will take deer, too.
  15. savage or howa best bang for the buck. If you want more of a aftermarket support then go with the savage. Remington 700 are very nice. The model 700 SPS synthetic is a very nice rifle for $550
  16. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    id get one of these in .308

  17. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member


    I like that.:eek:
  18. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Semi auto and CA legal. Amazingly thats what i am going to be saving up for
  19. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    Good for woodchucks.
    That is, when there are hundreds of them in the field!:rolleyes:

    I could see me at the end of my driveway with THAT!
  20. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Well-Known Member

    What kind of target shooting?

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