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Help me select a rifle in .308

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

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  1. joshmb1999

    joshmb1999 Member

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    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

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    Here we go!

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  9. Franco2shoot

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    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.

    KKKKFL
     
  10. woof

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Browning Abolt or CZ550
     
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    Saiga, FAL, Vepr, Israeli Mauser.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    id get one of these in .308

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  17. BADUNAME37

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    Scrat,

    I like that.:eek:
     
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    Semi auto and CA legal. Amazingly thats what i am going to be saving up for
     
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    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

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    What kind of target shooting?
     
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    Affordable: Stevens Model 200. I'm thinking about one myself.
     
  22. vicdotcom

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    Come on now, you know questions like this only have one answer!

    And that is: "Get the rifle I MYSELF have!"

    And by default, that rifle is the best and the one you should get.
     
  23. Tarvis

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    +1 .

    Asking what someone else thinks or suggests is basically asking for their opinion which is based on their experiences, so yes, that is what he is asking. What's wrong with that? Would you rather have him buy what you suggest, or are you implying we should cite our sources and back up our suggestions with empirical data?
     
  24. cliffy

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    A .308 for hunting

    RUGER HAWKEYE! beat the price with a finer rifle? Impossible. cliffy
     
  25. vicdotcom

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    The problem occurs when you start taking information from people that don't have much to offer. For instance, the people that have only shot one rifle "hey that is the best" Or worse yet people that NEVER shot a type of rifle saying "I dont own but... Is the best!"

    Of course this is the internet and anyone can say anything they want. You just need to be aware of this type of "information" floating arround.
     
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