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Old 06-11-2013, 03:15 PM   #21
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I never owned or shot the Winchester Model 88, and hadn't heard about any jamming problems with them, but, as stated, haven't shot one myself. I still would like to have one to mess around with.

Not planning on selling my Savage 99 right now -- I have two, that one and an older model in .300 Savage. I'd also like to have one in .243, but you don't see as many of those.
My dad owned a model 88 in .284, it was his favorite rifle he said. My brother who doesn't shoot has it now so I'm trying to get it off of him.
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My dad owned a model 88 in .284, it was his favorite rifle he said. My brother who doesn't shoot has it now so I'm trying to get it off of him.

For the past few years my collection has been evolving towards older, "classic" American guns rather than buying new models. There's probably some connection to this with my getting older, but I don't like to think about that too much.
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For the past few years my collection has been evolving towards older, "classic" American guns rather than buying new models. There's probably some connection to this with my getting older, but I don't like to think about that too much.
We stand in the same Boots,it sure would be an accomplishment owning a 99 in every caliber offered.
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I constantly hear about remington quality issues.. But the caveat is its always from "savage guys". I'm more than satisfied with the quality remington has sold to me and I doubt I'm just lucky.

That's no slight on the savage because for the price point they compete in its hard to argue against they're performance, unless you'd like to appreciate how your rifle looks as well.
No not at all,I've been a Remington fan for well over 50+years,still owning 721s and 722s and 700s,when the 700s first came an the seen is was a well crafted rifle.The last two new 700s out of the box I purchased about 15 years back in 222Remington and 308 Winchester,when taking off the furniture I noticed the barrel channels were literally chopped out,and never finished,the 308 even with the lug screw tightened to inch pound specifications,had a slight rocking in the stock.So I free floated the both barrels and bedded the actions,I was disappointed with Remington's bean counters saving money at the cost of quality control.Along with my 110 Savages I own a Savage 340 in 222 Remington,the stock does look as boat ore,it's a cheep poor mans rifle to get you hunting,all it needs is a bayonet lug for that Military look,the trigger is almost unexceptional,but she will print exactly were she's pointed.
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Marlin XS7 in 308 is a great rifle and low cost. I have one in 22-250 and love it. The trigger system is awesome!! The rifle is very accurate.

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I own 3 bolt action rifles chambered in .308, the last two have heavy barrels. HB rifles typically will be offered in a .308. If you still hunt the added weight should not be an issue and recoil will be reduced a good bit. All my bolt actions (Mod 70, Howa, Wthby, TC Icon) feature flat bottom receivers, which deprives me of the joys of round-bottom shooting gems. Accuracy usually boils down to who is pulling the trigger and how they go about doing it, but I can count on 1-1.5" groups with my limited skills.

7mm-08 is very popular and successful taking deer among the folks seeking less recoil. I've read and of the opinion that the effective big game hunting range for either round would extend to 300 yards.

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Had a XS-7 308 a highly accurate rifle about on par with my Savages, absolutely no refinement but it would put a bullet anywhere I wanted.

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Well, I made my decision on a Remington 770 bolt action in .308. However, when I searched my local area, no one had this rifle in stock. Due to this, I am now the proud owner of a new Remington 770 bolt action in 30-06. Now I just have to figure out why the bolt keeps getting stuck..
I want to thank everyone for their words and opinions. I didn't truly realize how many options are out there. Thanks again!

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Well, I made my decision on a Remington 770 bolt action in .308. However, when I searched my local area, no one had this rifle in stock. Due to this, I am now the proud owner of a new Remington 770 bolt action in 30-06. Now I just have to figure out why the bolt keeps getting stuck..
I want to thank everyone for their words and opinions. I didn't truly realize how many options are out there. Thanks again!
you should have done more research on the M770. the bolt gets stuck because it's not made very well. have fun with the new rifle.
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Well, I made my decision on a Remington 770 bolt action in .308. However, when I searched my local area, no one had this rifle in stock. Due to this, I am now the proud owner of a new Remington 770 bolt action in 30-06. Now I just have to figure out why the bolt keeps getting stuck..
I want to thank everyone for their words and opinions. I didn't truly realize how many options are out there. Thanks again!
Boot gets stuck because that's one of the bad things about the 770.
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