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Old 07-27-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Ok I'm wanting to buy a good budget rifle for hunting and some long range target practice. My friends and I sometimes get bored at our deer lease so during the day we will set up a competition between each other on long range shots. Ive got a good idea on two rifles I'm looking at. The Savage Axis in .308 & Mossberg ATR 100 .308 with a flutted barrel and LBA trigger. I wanted to see which one you would suggest for what I want to do with it. Or if you have another one in mind for the same price, which is under $300, because I got to buy a decent scope for it. Thanks in advance

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Old 07-27-2012, 05:01 AM   #2
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I've been hearing alot of people talking about them, but I was kind of wanting something a little newer. Plus I already have a old but in great shape a lee enfield British .303 sniper rifle that my grandpa left to me a long time ago. I'm sure I'll buy a mosin nagant sooner or later but I'm trying to replenish my firearms again from my ex-wife along time ago. Lol

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It's a little over your budget but I'd go with a Weatherby Vanguard I got mine for $379 plus tax

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It's a little over your budget but I'd go with a Weatherby Vanguard I got mine for $379 plus tax
Yeah weatherby is a nice rifle but if I was gonna spend $379 I would get the new Rem 700 .308 with the X-Mark trigger
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Yeah weatherby is a nice rifle but if I was gonna spend $379 I would get the new Rem 700 .308 with the X-Mark trigger
the only Remington bolt action rifle for $379 is the M770 which is poor excuse for a rifle and definately not one for any type of accurate target shooting. the cheapest M700 is going to run at least $650 or better.

if you want to find out the real truth about the M770, just Google it or search this forum here for many informative opinions about them.

i had one several years ago, and the M770 is pure junk. sloopy and binding bolt, heavy and gritty trigger, cheap stock, yes, pure junk. and i like Remingtons, as i own many of them, but refuse to ever own another M770.

want an accurate well built bolt action in 308? check out the Marlin XS7VH in 308. 26" heavy barrel, adjustable trigger, pillar bedded stock. MSRP of about $375. doubt you you will find a decent and accurate bolt action for less than $300 new. even the Axis is over $300 new.
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I am in the same boat when it comes to ex wife. Lol. I got the Savage Axis 308 to replace my old great Rem700 308. Same reason Savage makes good weapons and it is a good budget gun. So far I am happy with it but have not done any long range as of yet.

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I am in the same boat when it comes to ex wife. Lol. I got the Savage Axis 308 to replace my old great Rem700 308. Same reason Savage makes good weapons and it is a good budget gun. So far I am happy with it but have not done any long range as of yet.
the Savage Axis is a dang good budget rifle, and is a much better rifle than the Remington M770 by a long shot. i have shot a few of them and they have decent accuracy, but just don't fit me as well as the Marlin X7 series do.
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The current remmy line is not as good as remmy from years gone buy and the x-mark trigger is not getting good reviews when compared to many factory trigger out today.

The down side to the edge /axis line has to do with the way they mate the stock and barreld action. Changeing stocks if ever wanted will be a major problems because of that. Floating lug design.

The savage/stevens 200 can still be bought for around 275 and a rifle basixsav-1 trigger added for a very nice light adjustable trigger for 85 dollars and although its a plan looking rifle shoots very well being nothing different from the old model 10 and haveing a solid aftermarket for them.

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I am looking for a good, lower priced, .308 myself and am getting some good ideas on this thread. I have looked at Savage but never even gave Marlin any thought. I'm glad I read this. The other I was looking at is the .308 Ruger American. Anyone with experience with them?

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