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Old 03-25-2013, 12:39 AM   #11
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My first bolt gun was a reliable savage 110 in 30-06 good weapon. Made me respect the weapon and all weapons and not just own them. Personally I think everyone who get's any type of firearm should know that.
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Id say a savage. The 700s with the adj trigger are kinda tricky to adj them and back a few years ago people where having the guns go off when closing the bolt. That was from them improperly adj the triggers. For a cartrige i would say try the 30-06. The 308win was developed to be its little brother. Any thing the 308 can do the 30-06 can do just that much better.
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Id say a savage. The 700s with the adj trigger are kinda tricky to adj them and back a few years ago people where having the guns go off when closing the bolt. That was from them improperly adj the triggers. For a cartrige i would say try the 30-06. The 308win was developed to be its little brother. Any thing the 308 can do the 30-06 can do just that much better.
and that was fault of idiots not knowing what they were doing, not the rifle or it's trigger. the Remington M700 trigger is a great trigger and i have no problems adjusting them and them being safe to use. idiots that fail to adjust them properly and safely should learn to leave them alone in the first place.
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and that was fault of idiots not knowing what they were doing, not the rifle or it's trigger. the Remington M700 trigger is a great trigger and i have no problems adjusting them and them being safe to use. idiots that fail to adjust them properly and safely should learn to leave them alone in the first place.
I couldent agree with you more.
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I would like to to stay under 1000
Well heck you can do tons for under 1k! Whenever I build a rifle I always go for something that is capable of doing everything. Remember, Fear not the man with several rifles, fear the man with 1 that knows how to use it... Anything that a 308 can do a 260 remington can do better and if you're a handloader than the brass costs the same. If you're looking for something that is good at 3 and 400 yards that does not kick significantly a 6.5 X 284 Norma is about the best thing out there, it is capable of killing elk at long range yet still very effective at short range. the brass is a little more expensive than a 260 Remington but you do get a little more performance as well. I recently purchased a Remington short action from a pawn shop for 300 bucks. Then I'm going to rebarrel it to a 6.5 x 284. between the lathe work (125$ fit and chamber) and the barrel cost itself (300$ for a #4 hart) It should come out to 725$ total and I will do the stock work myself! Not bad for a solid 9.5 pound gun (including the scope)!



Here's a savage I did. Believe it or not this is the same stock. It is now fully bedded and fully floated plus now the cheek comb matches me perfectly!


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The last few years Remington's been going down hill. Depending on how much they're worth where you are, look into a browning X Bolt. Beautiful little guns, if you don't have a scope already, try to find a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x 40 with the MOA reticle. The whole setup should cost you just under a thousand.
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The last few years Remington's been going down hill. Depending on how much they're worth where you are, look into a browning X Bolt. Beautiful little guns, if you don't have a scope already, try to find a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x 40 with the MOA reticle. The whole setup should cost you just under a thousand.
when was the last time you actually looked at a Remington? i have bought them and look and handle them quite a bit and have for many years. this rubbish that Remington is going downhill is just that rubbish. bunch of internet hogwash and myths being spouted is all i can say.
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I would take a serious look at a Howa HB.308. Unlike the Remington 3 piece bolt, it is 1 piece of milled steel. It also has a flat base receiver that makes it stronger and more ridged then the 700. I personally like an internal box mag. I can load 5 rounds faster then you can remove a box mag and load it. Plus there is no removable mag to loose.
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So ive got the itch for a bolt gun.
My requirements are:
Smooth bolt
Light trigger
Detachable magazine
As for accuracy im looking to reach out max of 3-400 yard's. I would like to group 1-2 inches at 200 yard's i feel that is attainable.
Im pretty dead set on .308 but open to others
The guns i think ive narrowed it down too are the:
Rugar gunsight
Rem 700 what model is detachable mag?
Every thing you ask for +, and they make fine hunting rifles, I have 3 of them, this one I use for hunting & plinking, the other 2 are in my Battle Rifle Collection
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TIKKA T3 HANDS DOWN!! Smoothest bolt. Scary accurate. 6.14 pounds. Stainless is 679.99
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