Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What are some good accurate long range .308 rifles for about $400

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dbrown, Jul 29, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. dbrown

    dbrown Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    156
    Location:
    Pontiac,Illinois
    Suggestions?
     
  2. Ar180shooter

    Ar180shooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    510
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    What do you consider "long range" and what kind of groupings are you expecting? Does the $400 include optics?
     
  3. dbrown

    dbrown Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    156
    Location:
    Pontiac,Illinois
    $400 does not include optics.
     
  4. Ar180shooter

    Ar180shooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    510
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Actually, scrap the first part of my question. $400 doesn't give you much to work with, so I'll just suggest a Stevens 200. It's a good base platform that can be easily built on.
     
  5. jim243

    jim243 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,992
    Stevens or Savage in that price range, most accurate for the money.

    If you can get a Savage with the Accutrigger for that price, that would be the way I would go.

    Jim
     
  6. The_Armed_Therapist

    The_Armed_Therapist Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,138
    Location:
    Obsession, Guntopia, USA
    I saw a Weatherby Vanguard yesterday for $399. I know they guarantee sub-MOA (0.99). It'll be a little difficult to find the Savage Accu-Trigger less than $400, but if you can, I'd suggest that one, too.
     
  7. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    10,079
    Location:
    Georgia
    Savage has dropped the Stevens 200. There are a few still available, but mostly in less popular calibers. At $400 or less the Vanguard is the only option I'd suggest. Other than save some more money.
     
  8. Ar180shooter

    Ar180shooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    510
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Really? It's still on their web site...
     
  9. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    506
    Location:
    Where Else! TEXAS
    For $400,you could probably find a used Savage 10FP or 12 in that price range.
    I've bought several used for $300-450,you just need to search for them.
     
  10. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    10,079
    Location:
    Georgia
    Try buying one. There are a few available in the less popular calibers, but most are almost impossible to get. Suppliers are being told there will be no more. Unless Savage changes their mind the Axis has taken their place. Remington never really stopped making the ADL, but it has not been in their catalog or on their website in years, so who knows.

    dbrown, You've been asking lots of this vs that questions all day. If you want the best budget rifle for the money today look at this.

    http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/venture.php

    You won't find one under $400, but right at $450. It is the best deal going right now. Best trigger out there, far better than the accutrigger, a much better stock than the Savage, the 5R rifling in the barrel is outshooting most everything made costing 2X as much. They are not too heavy like the Weatherby's. They come with scope bases, have 60 degree bolt lift and are USA made. I aready own more rifles than I need, but one of these will be in my safe ASAP. I'm just afraid it will easliy outshoot my much more expensive rifles.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page