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Best sub $600 threaded .308?

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  1. Jackal

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    I'm in the market for a threaded .308 host for my silencer. Whats the best sub $600 rifle? I prefer shorter barrels and lighter weight. I see offerings from Savage and Ruger that fit my price point, any others I should be looking at?
     
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  2. jmr40

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    I really like my Ruger. It is 7 lbs even as shown with the Redfield scope. Accuracy is very good.

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  3. 12Bravo20

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    I have owned many Savage rifles from old .22 single shots to a couple of centerfire rifles, all have been very accurate. I have a lefty Model 12 in .308 that is a tack driver. It's hard to beat a Savage. I don't have any experience with Ruger rifles so can't say anything good or bad about them.
     
  4. FL-NC

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    There's some 700 AAC models on gunbroker with a "buy now" of $630, so you might could find one at a gun show in that range. I love my Ruger American predator in 308 ($400ish) like JMR's above. Mossberg MVP is available in 308 as well- it comes with a FH but no reason you couldn't remove it- there's threads under the FH. My MVP is 223 thunder ranch model, and its pretty awesome.
     
  5. bikemutt

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    I'd look at a Savage. I have one still in box which I haven't had time to shoot yet, threaded, fluted, $630. Then I saw a blowout sale a week later, same rifle $530 :(

    This one has the bolt release on top.

    The one's I have shot are all sub-MOA out of the box.
     
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    Those Ruger Americans have one of the cheapest and worst magazines I've ever encountered. There are numerous complaints about them and the few I've tried simply don't function well at all. The race to the bottom continues.
     
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    I was in the same boat as you - Cabela's had the Remington 700 SPS Tactical on sale, and Remington had a $50 rebate - just did a quick search, and I think all the Remington rebates have expired? Don't know how much you can find it for, but I managed to squeak in just under $600.

    I was looking at the AAC version, but reports seemed to be sketchy, and I like the looks of the bull barrel on the Remington instead of the AAC's skinny barrel with the flare on the end for threads.

    At the link above, check the chart for the .308 - it has a 16.5" barrel and is threaded (identical to my 300 Blackout).
     
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    No.
     
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    My 700 AAC-SD was $595, no rebates or anything. Of course the X-Mark trigger was recalled so figure that in :rolleyes:
     
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    I have 2 mags for my American and they both function flawlessly. I heard early ones had mag issues that were corrected. If they continue to be a problem, Ruger isn't shy about addressing problems with their products and making them right with quickness.
     
  12. Nature Boy

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    Savage

    I've been thinking lately about another .308 that I could carry comfortably in the field, not break the bank and I would be hard pressed not to choose a savage for that task.
     
  13. Jackal

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    Ok, so I'm sort of split between the Savage Hog Hunter and the Ruger Predator. Cost is roughly the same. Performance seems about the same. Now I guess it come down to niggly bits such as stock quality, trigger quality, etc. God I hate close decisions.:uhoh:
     
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    I highly recommend the mossberg mvp. Mine is everything i want in a rifle.
     
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    I'm sure either will be a nice rifle- savage has come a long way. Personally, I like my Ruger. Ruger gives excellent customer service.
     
  16. Ed Ames

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    The Mossberg MVP is worth looking at. Works with m14, ar-10, and Mossberg magazines. They have a few models but I have only handled the "patrol". Threaded 16" barrel, functional, and I've seen 'em well under $500 new.
     
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    The stock and trigger are probably the least important as they'll be nearly identical.

    The Ruger has a box mag, the Savage's is blind. Savage has irons, the Ruger doesn't.
     
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    Ten years ago, I'd have said Saiga.....:(
     
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    I am going to go a bit of a different route and suggest a Marlin 336 or maybe the ugly thing Mooseberg released...

    You won't be gaining anything from using .308 Win. over .30-30 WCF as you will be most likely looking at using subsonic if you are looking at a silencer. Given that you won't be able to really make use of the greater velocity that .308 Win. will offer.
     
  22. Gtscotty

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    I've looked at the Mossberg 464 SPX before for just this purpose, but somehow missed that it has a 10 twist. That should be good enough to stabilize something like the Outlaw State bullet's 200gr offering at subsonic velocities.
     
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