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Old 09-21-2013, 06:40 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by oldtymer35 View Post
I recently puchased a Ruger American in .308 Winchester. From the brief range session (sighting in and shooting a few 3-shot groups), I believe this will be a M.O.A. rifle. Also, it has a 4-round, rotary, flush magazine. This is my first non-wood stocked rifle and it handles quite well.
I am thinking of buying a Ruger American 308, as a hunting rifle. (I am in New Zealand and we are quite restricted here). I have read a few reviews and tests and it looks really good.

I also shoot a SKS (7.62 * 38) and I like the caliber. Any advice.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #22
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+1 on the Remington. I just bought one, a left hand .308 synthetic stock varmint. $621 out the door. I didn't really want the 26" heavy barrel, but it was the only synthetic stock in .308 that is left hand. The only other calibers they make in the light barrel compact were 7mm-08 and .243., no .308.. I'm sure there are a lot more choices for right handers. I have had several Savages and they were accurate, just like the Remington action better. There's a reason the Army and Marines have used Remingtons for the last few decades. I might eventually shorten the barrel to 22" or so and convert to detachable mag.
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I would say that if you are going to get a savage, get one with the accu-trigger or go for the Remington. Bottom dollar rifles are like bottom dollar handguns, they will usually do what you want them to but they leave something to be desired. Browning x-bolts are fantastic rifles too if you want to spend a little more.
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