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Old 01-26-2014, 08:06 PM   #31
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Well, with all things considered I went with the Ruger American in 308. It was in sale at Gander for $100 cheaper. But a friend of mine said I couldn't shoot 7.62 NATO out of a .308 without the chance of it blowing up. I know I've shot 7.62 out of a .308 and vise versa, but I just want to be sure. Thanks

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Old 01-26-2014, 10:04 PM   #32
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I own a Ruger American in 308 and Several Rem. 700's in various calibers. The 700 is about a hundred bucks more at Walmart (ADL model made especially for big box retailers) than the Ruger in similar caliber. They both shoot very well. The Ruger gets a few more flyers but the first 2-3 shots are spot on with either. You can spend $250 more for the SP drop plate version of the 700 (made that mistake with a 300 Win mag) but it does not shoot any better than the ADL-you just don't have to cycle the blind magazine 3-4 times to unload it. The Ruger Am. Rifle has a detachable magazine and a better trigger in my opinion.

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What is your opinions on the Remington 783? I have seen nothing but good reviews on them, and from what I've seen and heard, I kinda like it...
I bought one in .270 last summer. Did not use it for hunting yet I still prefer my Remington 700 in 30-06

The 783 us a very fine shooter at a good price. I compared it to the Ruger American, as well as the entry level Savage and liked it better. It has a much more solid feel which is important for taking into the field. At 100 yards, I was able to get the 3/8 inch groups with 3 shots using factory loads
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Look at a Tikka T3 Lite LH. I have the stainless in RH .308 and put a Limbsaver recoil pad on it. I really like it although it may be at the top end of your price range. I have a Vortex Strikefire red/green dot on it. imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1390834732.508859.jpgGood luck on your search.

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Well, with all things considered I went with the Ruger American in 308. It was in sale at Gander for $100 cheaper. But a friend of mine said I couldn't shoot 7.62 NATO out of a .308 without the chance of it blowing up. I know I've shot 7.62 out of a .308 and vise versa, but I just want to be sure. Thanks
I shoot 7.62 NATO from my Savage in .308 all the time & visa-versa .308 in my 7.62 NATO rifles & I have never had a problem !..............
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Alright thank you Tom

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The chamber pressure of a .308 is higher than that of a 7.62 NATO round. Therefore, it is recommended that you NOT shoot .308 rounds in a gun chambered in 7.62. But you CAN shoot 7.62 NATO in a gun chambered in .308 because they have LOWER chamber pressure. Just opposite of .223/5.56 recommendations.

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Alright, thank you all so much for your help, and sorry for the late reply. I'm on the fence about the Remington 700, because frankly, I don't want to take a 7-800$ gun in the woods and get it beat up or dented. Does anyone have an opinion on the Mossberg 100ATRs? I've been seeing mixed reviews on that. Also the Ruger American. Anything (info/opinions) will help!
On the Remy, it is the most robust of all commonly used bolt actions. They feel like military rifles. The plastic stocks on SPS are solid (unlike the ones on some Savages) and practically impossible to foul up. But if you do, replacing is a POC. Not trying to talk you into it, I have learned the hard=expensive way that buying cheap for now, and saving more for later, is often a waste of funds.
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What bobbywy said. here is a good read on .308 vs. 7.62 pressures.
http://how-i-did-it.org/762vs308/

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Therefore, it is recommended that you NOT shoot .308 rounds in a gun chambered in 7.62.
In theory perhaps. I have not seen a rifle chambered exclusively in 7.62. Every SCAR, AR, you name it, allows the .308.
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