GUN Narrowed it down, help me pick

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by eric5678, Jan 14, 2010.

?

which one

  1. ProHunter

    3.8%
  2. Scout

    3.8%
  3. 700 VTR

    50.0%
  4. FN Patrol

    7.7%
  5. Savage Accu Rifle

    34.6%
  1. eric5678

    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    I'm buying a deer rifle soon and am having a hard time deciding. I've looked at a ton of different rifles, and I think these are the leaders. They're all priced within a few hundred dollars of each other, except for the less expensive savage. I won't be modding the rifles, other than adding some nice glass.

    Anyone have any real experience with one of them?

    Steyr ProHunter 7mm RemMag - detachable mag, light, it's a steyr

    Steyr Patrol .308 - considerably lighter than most of the others, detachable mag, integrated bipod, it's a steyr

    Sako A7 .308- "guaranteed accuracy" Sako quality

    Remington 700 VTR .308 - 700 action, x-mark trigger, great aesthetics IMO, triangle barrel with integrated brake supposedly offers the same structural rigidity of a full round bull barrel.

    FN Patrol .308 - supposedly great trigger, Hogue overmold stock, heavy barrel

    Savage 10 .308 - accustock + accutrigger make for an accurate rifle, right?
     
  2. eric5678

    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    :doh:

    left Sako out of the poll
     
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    PleaseEatSomeShit 1-900-RAT-FUCK

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    the xmark trigger is nice :dunno:
     
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    WiseOne roter Teufel

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    Had a Steyr ProHunter 7mm RemMag and loved it.

    Every accurate and reliable
     
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    johnson New Member

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    I have a CZ 550 American that shoots good but a little heavy. My other choice wouldve been a Tikka.
     
  6. eric5678

    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    phoenixTX New Member

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    Not sure why the ProHunter in your list is a 7mmMag while all the others are .308. Are you still deciding on caliber as well? Each of those rifles is available in numerous different calibers, so I looked at this poll as more a question about the rifle. The choice of calibers is a completely different question.

    I have two Remington 700s (one in .243 and one in .308) and love them, but one of the main reasons for that is because of the aftermarket support and parts that are available. The .308 is an SPS Tactical that I'm going to replace the stock and have some work done to the action.

    If I were to buy a gun, just put a scope on it and expect it to shoot great out of the box, it would be one of the new Savages with the accustock and accutrigger.
     
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    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    Unlike everyone else in the Houston area, I go to southeast Tx for deer (as opposed to west Tx).

    Most all of my shots are taken within 100yds, due to the Big Thicket underbrush hindering long distance viewing. As far as I know, the 7mm mag and .308 will have the same amount of efficacy at those ranges. :dunno:

    I think it'll probably end up being the vtr or a Savage. Pay a little less for the rifle and have more to spend on the glass for it.
     
  9. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I picked the savage. I'm normally all about Remington, but that triangle barrel is ridiculous looking.
     
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    phoenixTX New Member

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    Yep, I would take a used (but taken care of) basic 700BDL with the old style trigger before buying a VTR.
     
  11. eric5678

    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    Went out and coon fingered all of the rifles today at one store. Don't think that I can justify the extra money for the other rifles and am going with a 700 of some sort.
     
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    Hibidi-Shibidi New Member

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    Deer under 100yds?

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    Savage Accutrigger is a lot nicer than the the Remmy out of the box. If you're getting into trigger jobs, 700, stock, I think the Savage is the best of the bunch and likely the best value as well.
     
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    They're all good choices. I could only narrow it down to four; sako, remington, savage and FN in no particular order.
     
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    I like 700s and FNs, but I'd just go with the Savage. It should be the nicest out of the box and for a deer rifle for shots under 100 yards, no reason not to get something light. At that range I'd get something like .308 too. .308 will be cheaper than most other calibers and be just fine for that range.
     
  16. eric5678

    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    Until you have to hump it for a mile to get to a stand. 5 extra pounds can make a difference.
     
  17. Hibidi-Shibidi

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    Deer under 100yds? Short, manageable in brush, fairly light, even scoped, 30-30 Leverlution rounds. I'm telling you, if its for deer, this is the way to go, imo.
     
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    Hibidi-Shibidi New Member

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    drop these on there and you're good to go.

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