GUN School me on decent Bolt guns for $600~$800

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  1. BlueApocalypse

    BlueApocalypse New Member

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    I was looking at picking one up in .308 but can't really decide on what gun to get. I've been looking over the Rem 700 series and Savage Model 10's. Personally, I don't have much experience with bolt actions and was wondering if I could get some input on the two - or any other options for that matter.

    Thanks again. :)
     
  2. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I paid a little over $600 for my .308 Remington 700, and I couldn't be happier with it.

    I've never shot a Savage, so I can't compare them.
     
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    remington 700 in .308 or 30.06 will be one of those purchases you don't regret or find fault in later. I just bought a remmy 700 SPS with detachable mag in 30.06 for $535 from buds
     
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    What are you planning on doing with it?
     
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  6. BlueApocalypse

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    Just target shooting from 200~400 meters and maybe some deer hunting.
     
  7. BlueApocalypse

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    Already planned on it because it's so fuckin cheap. :rofl:
     
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    If you are just going to take it out of the box, mount a scope, and shoot it, get a savage with the accutrigger and accustock. If you have intentions of customizing it and having a gunsmith work on it to get every bit of accuracy out of it... Remington 700.

    If you aren't reloading and have no intention of it, then .308 is fine. If you are going to reload there are several caliber options that might be better.

    With that said, I have a Remington 700 in .243 and one in .308 and absolutely love them.
     
  9. BlueApocalypse

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    What model Savage has the Accustock? I remember reading about it awhile back in a magazine - does it make the barrel freefloat? Or is it more flexable like those on the R700 SPS?
     
  10. PorscheRacer

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    Which model 700 do you have?
     
  11. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    .308 SPS Tactical 20" heavy barrel, with the VTR stock.
     
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    Howa 1500
     
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    Ammo is expensive? huh? For the Mosin? huh again?
     

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