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Which Bolt Action in .308 WIN?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mastiffhound, Oct 10, 2012.

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Which one in .308 WIN?

Poll closed Dec 9, 2012.
  1. Remington 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD

    14 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. Savage Model 10 FP-SR

    49 vote(s)
    28.7%
  3. Remington 700 SPS Tactical

    39 vote(s)
    22.8%
  4. Savage Model 10 Precision Carbine

    23 vote(s)
    13.5%
  5. Other, please specify with personal experience

    46 vote(s)
    26.9%
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  1. bodam

    bodam Member

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    Good info here. I'm planning on buying my first rifle tomorrow. Bolt action 308. Can't decide on the Ruger American, Rem 770 or Savage Axis.
     
  2. aka108

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    I had a very poor condition 1909 Argentine military rifle. Ran across a Israeli 308 barrel in the white. Removed the original barrel and scewed in the israeli one. Headspaced and did a little work to the stock and remounted the 1909 iron signs. Maybe 80buck tited up. Great cheap shooter and if it gets a little banged up, nothing damaged.
     
  3. Reloadron
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    Personally I lean towards the older Remington 700 rifles. Likely because I am tooled up to work on them and have always had great shooters with them. I find the 700 actions simple and easy to work on and accurize including remove and replace a barrel and true the action up.

    The new Savage bolt guns are great shooters out of the box and based on what I have seen with friends I would not hesitate to buy one.

    Overall, I would maybe give some thought to a slightly used rifle. Many of the used rifles I have seen are excellent like new condition. Just know how to look the rifle over. ArmsList being a great source in addition to this forums buy / sell sections.

    Just My Take
    Ron
     
  4. mastiffhound

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    I thought about used but with what AR's or piston AR's are going for I can get a new and unmolested rifle (that new gun smell!), good to very good glass, bipod, and at least 100 to 400 rounds from the local gunshop. I would swear I seen drool when I took the SR-556 for them to look it over. I even had a guy offer me $1600 in the parking lot. This buying frenzy for military style rifles (not assault rifles, they are not full auto, every time they are called assault rifles a pinko commie leftist gets their wings) is getting pretty bad.

    I know the guy that owns the local shop, we BS all the time. He has not had an AR, AK, or any other military style rifle stay on his shelf for more than a day in two months. He is also back-ordered on tons of parts for said rifles. He is more than willing to make it worth my while and it will help him with a sale too! Again, I can't thank you guys enough for you valued experience! Keep it coming ladies and gentlemen!
     
  5. Flatbush Harry

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    I can recommend the Rem 700 SPS-Varmint (like the SPS Tactical but a 26" barrel), the Rem 700 SPS SS, each mounted in a Bell & Carlson Medalist stock (A-5 for the SPS-V and Sporter for the SPS-SS), the Savage 16 and the Ruger 77 all in .308. My Savage is my single most accurate and consistent rifle, has the AccuStock and AccuTrigger and was approximately the same price as the Remmys. My Ruger is a 77RSI in stainless, so it has an 18-1/2" bbl and Mannlicher-style full stock. It and my Rem SPS SS are both very light and comfortable for long hunting hikes. My Rem SPS-V, as decked out with scope, stock and 1907 sling weighs in at 15 lbs...it's a steel and paper puncher. If I get another precision rifle, it will be a budget buster. All the rifles I noted started life at $700 or less but mods for the Rems jack them up a bit

    Good luck.

    FH
     
  6. nastynatesfish

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    Other,DIY Mauser K98
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  7. SWAMMO

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    I have a 700 aac-sd, very good rifle. It is versatile, you can shoot just about every projectile out there for 308. If you shoot subs you can shoot heavier projectiles due to the 1-10 twist. I put mine in a McMillan Htg stock and a cheap bottom metal. Probably one of the better rifles to do anything with.
     
  8. lefteyedom

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    You will find that ether the Savage or the Remington will more than meet you needs. I built a 308 M-24 on a 700 LA action, It is nearly boring to shoot at 100 yards. I have 3 Savages 223, 7-08, and a switch barrel 300, 338 win mag. All of them are tack drivers.

    Buy the Savage and put more money into your optics
     
  9. Kachok

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    If you are talking Remington vs Savage that is a no brainer, I have tons of experience with both and a new Remington won't hold a candle to my newer Savages, though in years past it was the other way around. My past three Remingtons have all been defective, and I have yet to ever have one sesonds worth of trouble out of any of my Savages. The Sako/Tikka rifles are fantastic as well.
     
  10. Jbaker47

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    Savage all the way.. Throw a timney trigger in there and it will hit whatever you want it to.


    Posted from Thehighroad.org App for Android
     
  11. WVRJ

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    I have a 700 VTR without the muzzle break in 308 and it shoots great without being quite as heavy if that's a consideration.I did wind up restocking it before it shot as good as I wanted it to.And I have a Savage M/12 single shot in 204 that shot great out of the box,no work needed.I would buy either one again if I had it to do over.But I am beginning to wonder about Remington's QC issues,so if push came to shove,I would probably lean towards a Savage,likely an F-class.
     
  12. bodam

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    I just bought a Savage Axis .308 yesterday. Will hopefully have a chance at shooting this week.

    I heard too many negatives about the 770, and really none about the Savage, so it seemed like a safer bet. I'll run the base scope that it came with (Bushnell) for now, until I have the funds for a better one.
     
  13. stubbicatt

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    Detachable box magazine accommodates 10 rounders as well. Set trigger. Controlled round feeding. Cold hammer forged barrel. Great walnut stock. Great accuracy. 26" barrel.

    Outstanding value.
     
  14. ZXD9

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    I've got 650+ rounds through a Savage 10FP and it's been a great gun. MOA or better out to 400y if I don't mess up.
     
  15. farmerboy78

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    I have a savage 10 precision carbine that is threadedfrom the factory, it comes with the accutrigger and accustock. The butt pad is very comfortable. It has a 1-10" twist rifling that will handle up to 220 grain bullets. Works well sub and supersonic. It shoots 1/2 moa all day long with a swfa ss 10x42 and berger 175 gr vld over 45 gr of varget. 2 weeks ago here in Arkansas there was a Doe only rifle season and I took a one shoot kill on a nice Doe at 418 yds and she dropped right there. Great great rifle.
     
  16. P.B.Walsh

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    Winchester 70 (CRF), the rifle is made at a higher level than my Remington 700 SPS Varmit. Yes, it does cost a bit more, but in my poor folk opinion, the rifle was well worth it. The 70' comes from the factory with a better stock. Also the machine work is much more solid.

    Winchester 70 (CRF) for life! Though if it were between Savage and Remington, I'd still pick Savage. The 700' aint a bad rifle, ask the USMC, but the quality of late has gone downhill in Illion.

    - P.B. Walsh
     
  17. 1911 guy

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    When looking for the best bang for the buck in centerfire rifles, it's hard to beat a Savage. They're not the prettiest rifles around so if that matters you might look harder at Remington. If it's just a tool, Savage all the way.
     
  18. ShooterGuy

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    +1 Ruger American .308, it's impressed me so far on almost all counts. I've fallen in love with mine, and when I compare it to my pricier .308 bolts....well I should have just got one of them to begin with...
     
  19. NEED MORE AMMO

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    i would go with the Savage i dont have the FP-SR or Precision Carbine but i did pick up a Savage 10FXP from Walmart and got to say i love the accu-trigger, it's a good rifle. the only con is the flimsy stock and crapy optics but i expected that.
     
  20. AABEN

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    I would take the SAVAGE 110 any day.
     
  21. GuysModel94

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    In your price range check out the FN 308 tactical. They make a short heavy barrel and a 24" barrel.
     
  22. cnoteleo

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    I have howa target master in 308, got a .411 5 shot group at 125 with it. Good gun for the price.
     
  23. kimbernut
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    Which .308

    I voted other. I like all listed but the Browning x bolt or a bolt would be my choice because they are worth the small extra. Out of the box as good as it gets without a custom price tag. I've shot several and all have been .5moa or better.
     
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  25. harrydog

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    I have a Savage 10 PC with the threaded barrel and I'm very happy with it. I can easily shoot .75 MOA with it but I think it is capable of better. Very handy size too.
     
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