GUN 308 Bolt Action rifle

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  1. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    Just looking for long distance target shooting (100 -250 yards).

    Whats out there and whats good? not really sure on a budget but its not too high. Its only going to be used once every 2 months or so..


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  2. Want2race

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    price of an M1a?
     
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    I deleted my post for a reason. I said M1A without realizing you wanted a bolt action. The M1A is a semi-auto.
     
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    savage 10/110
    remington 700
    winchester mod 70
    Weatherby vanguard


    the savage or the remmy will probably be your best bets for accuracy out of the box, the savage will be more accurate but the stock isnt very comfortable, but the remmy will be comfortable and not as accurate from what i understand

    you can pick up a cheap remington 700 varmint for 640 from walmart (the price went up :mad: , was 560 last fall) http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3170202

    and i'm not sure where to pick up a savage other than a gander mt. http://www.savagearms.com/10fp.htm


    heres a thread from last week dealing w/ all this mumbo jumbo http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2510995 , i wish i had the money to throw into a rifle right now, i really wanted to pic up the VLS over this summer, but not now w/ an 80 buck increase :o
     
  5. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    You can't really say that for sure, every single rifle is different. :dunno:
     
  6. krott5333

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    BS on the savage stock not being comfortable.. my brother has a 110, .270 win, pre-accutrigger, the stock feels fine to me, nice balance.

    Get a savage, you can't beat their accuracy out of the box.. sure, they might not have the finish of a Ruger, but who cares
     
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    i'm gonna pick up a win 70
     
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    not all savage stocks are bad, you can get a choate or mcmillian stock on it as a factory option.
     
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    why do you want a .308 if you're going to be shooting those short ranges?
     
  10. Goat

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    good luck, prices are a sky high right now since the New Haven plant closed.
     
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    cdnn has some sexy ones
     
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    I think I'm gonna get the Stealth model though..600$ from cdnn

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  14. Goat

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    You can't truthfully make a blanket statement that one rifle is more accurate than another, buying a rifle is the luck of the draw. Sure, Savages are known for their accuracy, but that doesn't mean yours is instantly going to shoot bug holes, or be better than a Remington or any other model. Every company turns out dogs, it varies. My cousins Savage shot like complete crap, and after going around with them for a while they rebarreled it, and now he wouldn't trade it for anything.

    And stock comfort is relative to the person, since no two people are alike, their opinions of fit with differ. What might be comfortable to you may feel like hell to someone else.
     
  15. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Mostly because they're offering calibers that don't sell, like the WSSM's.
     
  16. Want2race

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    I had a 223 in the army.. I thought it was pretty weak at that distance.. I want to be able to blow the cover off a DVD player :) so something a bit bigger was needed
     
  17. DaJMan

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    :werd: unless u need the calibre to kill something there are better bullets for that distance target shooting... .243, .270, .22-250, .204 etc... even for short distance .223 would be ok and its cheap

    edit: just saw ur post... fair enough on the .308 it is probably the best all round bullet out there, powerful sucker, flat, short cartridge etc...
    :bigthumb:
     
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    It might have something to do with the availability of cheap .308 ammo :dunno:
     
  19. Want2race

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    ye 308 isnt that expensive if you buy cheap surplus stuff.. Good prices come around every now and then
     
  20. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    also a bonus... though where i am bullet price usually goes by the calibre, bigger the bullet the more u pay :(
     
  21. Goat

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    That's usually true here too, but the quality of the ammo also plays heavily into the price.
     
  22. Want2race

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    i was thinking about buying used, but i dont think i would be happy knowing someone used it to hunt.. its not my thing...

    I had a hard time getting over my M16 having blood on it from the last guy that used it ...
     
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    My first bolt action .308 will probably be a Remmy 700. Like most of the ones listed 700's have a gigantic aftermarket.
     
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    you specifically said "target shooting." you didn't say "shoot random shit and see the reactions" or hunting.
     

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