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Old 10-29-2011, 12:30 AM   #11
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The Semprio is pretty expensive. But, the alternative action, a slide operated bolt action rather than a traditional bolt, seems to be very fast and functional. I'd estimate the cycle rate to be about two thirds the speed of a semi-auto.

I don't have mine yet, but when I hit the lotto, that will be one of my first purchases.

Great suggestion in the $5-20K range. I'm sure the OP appreciates you narrowing down the choices for him.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:36 AM   #12
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I'm thinking about an M1A1 Abrams with the M256 120 mm. Hey if I'm going to wish I might as well wish big. For under $1000 I like Savages because you seem to get a lot of gun for your money. They make several excellent hunting rifles in that price range. So does CZ. And a whole lot of other companies.

It would help if we knew what the OP intends to hunt.

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Old 10-29-2011, 10:24 AM   #13
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I own a 700 CDL in 30.06 and a Ruger Mark II Stainless all-weather in .223. They are both great rifles. I would really like to own a 700 Mountain LSS. I wouldn't go too cheap on a scope. Bushnell is clearanceing out their Elite 3200 and 4200 to change their line up. I'd grab one of those in 3 x 9 x 40 variable.

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You should look at the Thompson Center Venture. With a 60 deg throw bolt, detachable magazine, synthetic stock, adjustable trigger and one MOA guarantee it is similar to a T3 for $100 less. They are priced around $470 and TC is offering a $50 discount if purchased before the end of the year. And they are made in the states.

Avoid Remington. I have had to send two new Remingtons (Model 7 and 597) back to factory for failure to function repairs in the past three months. Sadly, I think the reports of a decline in quality at Big Green are true.

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I'm plan on getting a hunting rifle in .308. So far I've looked at the Remington 700 and that's about it. Any suggestions on what to get?
Browning X Bolt Hunter gets my vote.
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The Remington model 700 .308 police action is the out of the box accurate rife. Can be purchased by civilians.

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The manufacturer number is 5709 and made in U.S.,,browning x bolt built in Japan

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Not to sound wise-ass, but Rem 700 is good...

Try Savage. Lately they've been ripping all

the competition a new one in the

cost:accuracy ratio.

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Therewolf, you did not sound wise ass. I bought a 700ADL 30-06 in 1997 and it was a great rifle. It never failed to function and shot around one inch at 100 yards. I traded it in for a Model Seven this Summer and it had head space problems where the bolt was almost impossible to open after shooting a round. To the factory's credit, they solved the problem and returned it in three weeks. I then bought a 597 which threw the extractor plunger on the third shot and stopped functioning. One problem with a new rifle is a fluke. Two problems with new rifles in three months leads me to believe something is amiss at Big Green. This saddens me since I have been looking forward to my new Model Seven for a couple deer seasons now and I had planned to buy other Rem 700s in the coming years. I think my next rifle purchase will be from another, none Freedom Group, US maker like TC or Savage.

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Therewolf, you did not sound wise ass. I bought a 700ADL 30-06 in 1997 and it was a great rifle. It never failed to function and shot around one inch at 100 yards. I traded it in for a Model Seven this Summer and it had head space problems where the bolt was almost impossible to open after shooting a round. To the factory's credit, they solved the problem and returned it in three weeks. I then bought a 597 which threw the extractor plunger on the third shot and stopped functioning. One problem with a new rifle is a fluke. Two problems with new rifles in three months leads me to believe something is amiss at Big Green. This saddens me since I have been looking forward to my new Model Seven for a couple deer seasons now and I had planned to buy other Rem 700s in the coming years. I think my next rifle purchase will be from another, none Freedom Group, US maker like TC or Savage.
joe, check out the Marlin X7 series of rifles, you might like them. they are also owned by the Freedom Group, but i have purchased three of them over the last two years. all three perform flawlessly, and are very accurate and very reasonably priced.
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