Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Suggestions on a good .308

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2013, 11:16 AM   #11
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chloeshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Great North Woods
Posts: 2,285
Liked 1784 Times on 926 Posts
Likes Given: 358

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blucoondawg
You can't really compare the 700 to the Axis, the Remington competition to the Axis would be the model 770, it is their cheaper line and is a different action design and I haven't heard many people who like it, I do hear good things about the Axis and the Marlin. Also Ruger has the American which is their value bolt action but from what I have seen it is priced a little higher than the Axis or Rem 770. If you REALLY want one of the value priced guns these are the models I would be comparing, if it were me I would save up a little longer and get a good bolt action in the 700, Savage 14/12/11/10 variety, Ruger 77, or Winchester Model 70 or look for one of these used.
Agreed the 700 is not comparable to the Axis. I would save a few extra $$ and get a keeper! I have the 700 in 30-06, it IS my big game rifle, no need to buy another
__________________
leave the cannoli - take the gun
chloeshooter is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 12:27 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Va. mnts
Posts: 210
Liked 32 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Don't know if Remington is still doing this?But,I got a used 700VS(.308) because the factory chamber(leade) was excessively long.To the point that the rifling couldn't be reached with 220 grainers.Not commenting on how bullet "jump" effects accuracy.....just sayin,PO "thought it did".

I bought it over the phone(local guy)....figurin what the hey?I'll rebarrel it if he's shot it a bazillion times.He hadn't.I was just shocked at how long it was/is?

All's good,will save the long story but,it was "on the bubble" for brrl replacement 'till a last ditch effort shooting some cast bullits.....now,don't dare "touch a thing".

So,just understand that factory rifles come with some inherent "issues".Finding that "perfect" rifle out of the box can be a hit or miss?

__________________

Last edited by Intheshop; 01-31-2013 at 12:30 PM.
Intheshop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 01:05 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mrfox556's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 107
Liked 27 Times on 19 Posts

Default

MARLIN X7VH IN 308. I have one and absolutely love it. Flawless performance and very affordable.

__________________
mrfox556 is offline  
axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
samnev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 242
Liked 41 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Remington SPS Tactical. Shot 1/2 inch groups out of the box with 168 grain Federal GMM. Great rifle for the money.

__________________
samnev is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 05:59 PM   #15
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Texas, Texas!
Posts: 27,328
Liked 19999 Times on 11369 Posts
Likes Given: 50455

Default

the Savage Axis, or Marlin X7 series, or the Stevens M200 or even the Mossberg ATR100 would be good entry level rifles.

the Remington M700 would be an excellent choice if willing to spend a little more, or even the Ruger M77 or the Winchester M70.

it all depends on what a person is wanting to spend. if on a tighter budget, might check out used rifles at the gun stores and pawn shops. i have seen some nice looking rifles show up there right after hunting season.

__________________
Coming From The Village Of The Damned.
Resist All Tyranny And Oppression.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke.
Axxe55 is offline  
locutus Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 05:19 AM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cheeseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 152
Liked 30 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have two .308's my first big rifle Win M100, and my new Ruger Scout. Love em both....

__________________
Cheeseman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 10:25 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 279
Liked 87 Times on 66 Posts

Default

Howa 1500


forumrunner_20130220_232537.jpg

__________________
lfcshooter is offline  
axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 10:45 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Silvertip 44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Acworth, Georgia
Posts: 367
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Remington 700 Milspec 5R

__________________
Silvertip 44 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for a good cheap .22 rifle suggestions? keas3 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 33 01-01-2013 05:42 PM
Looking for a good.. Affordable.. Regular sized 9mm.. Any suggestions?? maddog1618 Semi-Auto Handguns 75 10-24-2012 12:07 AM
Any suggestions for good see-Thru mounts / rings for my Ranch? CaptThomas Mini-14 Forum 2 08-16-2012 12:31 PM
Need good hand held radios, suggestions? (12 miles) indyfan Firearm Accessories & Gear 13 01-08-2012 04:26 AM
Any suggestions of a good .22 for a lefty? jeeperanthony .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 16 09-08-2010 02:24 PM