Originally Posted by lbwar15
I'm looking for a good tactical sniper platform probably in .308 such as the savage 110 ba. I would like to spend around $1,500-1,800. It doesn't really need to be .308 just have ammo easily available preferably in bulk. Good reliability is a must. What are my options.
Ibwar15,I have a bunch of Savage rifles,and have shot all 3 calibers of the BA series rifles.They are great rifles,but unless you just have to have that cosmetic look to your rifle,there are better rifles available that will serve you better.
I personally like the 10FCP.You can get it with an H-S Precission stock,a McMillan stock,or if you have a Cabelas close to you,they have an exclusive with a Choate stock.
I have the Choate stocked version,and it's a very accurate rifle.It also isn't awkward to fire freehand like the BA is.The stock on the BA is meant to be shot off a bipod in either a prone position or off a bench.It just doesn't feel right when you try to fire it sitting or standing.
Thre are all kinds of aftermarket stocks available for Savage,and Remington actions.So there's no need in buying a rifle that is complete if you want something different.
You will want to stick with a barrel at least 24" long if your planning on shooting farther than 600 yards.The shorter barrels will loose velocity that is needed to get out to farther ranges with most loads.
The front rifle is a 110FLCP 25/06,and the back is a 10FCP 308,both are in the Choate Tactical stocks.
The 308 has the factory drop magazine,and there are a couple guy's that make extended magazines for the factory bottom metal if you want to hold more than 3 rounds in the mags.