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Which rifle? .308 only though

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Saiga, Jan 8, 2010.

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  1. Saiga

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    Hey guys,

    I've finished my Saiga 12 and my Springfield XD. Selling my Mossberg 500 (maybe) and possibly buying my WASR-10 back.

    For years, I've wanted a long range rifle. My first choice was the Model 700 Remington back then. Since then I've found various .308 weapons. I'm hooked on the Savage 110 BAS currently but, not so hooked on the price. (1700-2000)

    So my question is; Is there any comparable rifles available that have: synthetic stock with pistol grip, heavy fluted barrel, magazine fed, wide forearm (beaver tail) and a muzzle brake.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Baba Louie

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    Each probably won't have ALL of your criteria, but look at Howa's 1500 AXIOM and also look at FNH's new BAR (I think it's new name is FNAR)... FN also makes their PBR but again, it lacks a lot of your listed criteria.

    or you could go full goose bozo and look at Sako's TRG 22. :D
    Talk about a budget buster.

    Probably no help at all, just throwin' out other random thoughts. Good luck with your quest.
     
  3. Wanta B

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    +1 to Baba Louie.Tho' the FNH versions of the new Winchesters have a couple containing all your specs.,save the threaded barrel I think.I have been looking at them some off and on lately myself.2500.00 for the one I like the most.FBI spec'd. 1/2"@200m...:DWarm and fuzzy:p
     
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    My acquaintance and former colleague who is a tried and true gun nut said that most the time he buys a new rifle, the first thing he does is pitch the stock, remove the barrel and send the action in for tuning.

    That said, he still doesn't spend as much on his 308s as that Sako TRG. And he makes some serious tack drivers that routinely smoke Montana ground hogs at 500+ yards.
     
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    I don't think they are for sale yet but If you like the 110 BAS, take a look at the 10 BAS/K or BAS/T I hear that savage will offer drop in actions later this year for 338 Lapua for my 10BAS. I just purchsed my10 BAS/K and first time to the range shot 5 shot groups of .45 MOA @ 100. $1450 but it has every thing. All you will need is good glass, I just couldn't go back to remington after my last 700SPS purchase. I wish you luck because there are allot of choices and opinions.
     
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    I have to recommend the Savage 10FP in .308, throw a Bell & Carlson Medalist or Choate stock on it, and you're done. No muzzle brake and unfortunately no detachable magazine, but it really will be a tack driver. Plus it's cheap enough you can get some really nice glass. Might not fit your original requirement, but I've had nothing but fun with mine, and like I said, it's cheaper. Good luck with whatever you find!

    PS: No really, TACK DRIVER! :D
     
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  9. scchokedaddy

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    marlin xs7 then take money saved and buy good glass
     
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    Well, what was your name again, Mr. Obvious?;)
     
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    I think you made a great choice I have read nothing but positive about the Savage and I'm hoping to get a review gun out of them myself soon. If you want something cheaper and serviceable, the Sako A7 is shipping with sub MOA from what I have heard. I have one on it's way to me this week to do an article. I don't know that you should give up on the Savage though. I think they did a great service to people who just want a great rifle without having to have it customized, and I think they should be rewarded with us all purchasing one lol.
     
  12. Saiga

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    Well, aftermarketly speaking, the Remington 700 seems like a good choice. What do you guys think?

    And the Saiga 308 is not something I'm interested in.
     
  13. Uncle Mike

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    Savage....

    I bet, you'll spend enough money on a Remington getting it to shoot as well as a Savage, you could get the 10 BAS. lol
     
  14. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Listen to Uncle Mike - he seems to know of what he speaks. :)
     
  15. EP1990

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    Savage for sure. But there is probably not a rifle out there factory that has EVERYTHING you want for less then a grand. If you dont mind spending a little after you buy the rifle on getting a muzzle brake installed then you could find one from most any manufacturing that doesn't break the bank. I would still go with savage though. Im not sure that fluted is the way to go. From an Engineering stand point I can think of a very good reason that would cause anyone to question their fluted barrel, as long as they understand the material covered. But if you want it, that's just as well a reason to get it anyways.
     
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    Bingo! You hit the nail on the head. Try finding aftermarket anything for Savage then the R700. After 20 minutes of researching you will learn quick there is no comparison. What do you see in LE, Military, and Comp for the most part....R700. Not to say Savage doesn't make good rifles because they make some great rifles and there are other actions/rifles that are very good, but the R700's history and aftermarket availability speaks for itself. Not to mention when you have a broad range of availability you don't have to pay an arm and a leg.
     
  17. Bill_Rights

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    Saiga,

    Someone earlier suggested the FNAR and from my experience it is excellent, having all you want out of the box except muzzle brake - not needed, recoil being so light by virtue of heavy gun and soft semi-auto action. ~$1400 w/o glass, probably less now after 2nd year in production. Great user community support over at http://fnforum.net/fnar-f99.html. Thousands of users now with virtually no complaints. However, this is not a build-it-yourself hobby gun - aftermarket support is lite, yet. (On the other hand, you're probably not going to be self-mod'ing the excellent new 110 BAS, 10 BAS/K or BAS/T Savage sniper/target rifles for a few years yet, either.) Thing is, can you get away from a bolt action to a equally accurate semi-auto that lets you continue aiming right through the recoil disruption to the next shot? If not, why not?

    EP1990,
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    OK, what is the reason not to have a fluted barrel? I believe I will be able to follow the material.
     
  18. Wanta B

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    Quite,why not fluted?:scrutiny:
     
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