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Old 11-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #21
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I've been leaning towards bolt gun. 30-06 is not out of the question. Savage seems to offer the most gun out of the box for the price. If the right Rem 700 came along I'd be open to it. What are the advantages of .30-06 over .308?
Not a lot of difference, 30-06 is always easy to find and can reach out a bit farther than .308 with deadly force. Not a lot, a bit. .308 advantage IMO would be for semi-auto due to shorter stroke (length).
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As far as bolt guns have u taken a look at the ruger gunsite scout, its small size makes it great for those quick piggies And on the ar10 front have you taken a look at the rock river ar10 variant.

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I've been leaning towards bolt gun. 30-06 is not out of the question. Savage seems to offer the most gun out of the box for the price. If the right Rem 700 came along I'd be open to it.

What are the advantages of .30-06 over .308?
if i was going to buy a bolt gun for hunting it would one of the new winchester 70 classics. fn is rolling em out atm in their factory and stamping them winchester.

30-06 is the exact same as 308 UNTIL you hit 180-220 grain bullets.

i like the 30-06 better than 308 larger case capacity makes it much easier to load.
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I have the Savage 111 with the accutrigger and a prostaff scope. Nope, can't use it to hunt much of anything in Illinois other than maybe some coyotes and skunks, but it is a heck of a shooter and was very affordable.

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. The scout rifles are cool, but seem more fit for short - medium range hunting. For my intended uses hunting/target I think a quality 20-24" bolt rifle would be best. The Savage model 10 or 11 with accustock/trigger may be the way to go. Maybe a used Rem 700. This would leave enough in the budget for a $4-500 vortex scope and rings and some left over for new dies and reloading supplies. Like an earlier poster mentioned, my collection needs a bolt action.

As for .308 or .30-06... Still undecided.
.308 has less recoil and would consolidate reloading supplies if/when I go semi .308.

.30-06 has more effective range and loading options.

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But there are more 308 surplus rounds available at shows and on the internet. Like Lake City and other good rounds. Just a thought! I like the 30-06 also but other than bullet weights available any good quality ammunition in bulk is not readily available at the shows and etc. And you will probably end up shooting one grain of bullet anyway when you find the one your new rifle likes! I prefer the 168 gr. Boat Tail in the 308.

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I have the Savage 111 with the accutrigger and a prostaff scope. Nope, can't use it to hunt much of anything in Illinois other than maybe some coyotes and skunks, but it is a heck of a shooter and was very affordable.
+1 on the savage 111, great gun at an awesome price. PSA has them on the website for ~$550. Buy some good glass and mounts and still have money left to cover the reloading setup and some initial high grade ammo!

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/savage/savage-10-110-trophy-hunter-xp-308-win-walnut-stock-w-nikon-scope-19717.html

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/savage/savage-m-11-308-win-trophy.html

Both these are combo' s and have decent starter Scopes!
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I'm building a hog hunting rifle now, as we speak.

I bought a brand new Remington 700 SPS tactical AAC SD
(20" barrel, 1:10 twist, threaded barrel)
$629 from sportman's warehouse. Plus, remington has a$40 rebate on all of their sps tactical models (ends in December,, check ther webste)

So that's $580 for the rifle and you'll have $920 left for glass...okay there's tax and such soma maybe only $850-870 for glass but still...
That leaves you with an AMAZING budget for glass.

So I bought a badger ordnance scope base and rings and I'm finding a scope or around $600 to bring my total to around $1500

So I'm in the same boat as you...

I easily could have went with a savage rifle but that AAC SD remington 700 has EVERYTHING I was looking for...
And I chose a .308 because at some point I WILL get a AR10 and I won't have to have another stockpile of ammo.

Keep us posted on your decision and show us that hog when you get one!

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I'm building a hog hunting rifle now, as we speak. I bought a brand new Remington 700 SPS tactical AAC SD (20" barrel, 1:10 twist, threaded barrel) $629 from sportman's warehouse. Plus, remington has a$40 rebate on all of their sps tactical models (ends in December,, check ther webste) So that's $580 for the rifle and you'll have $920 left for glass...okay there's tax and such soma maybe only $850-870 for glass but still... That leaves you with an AMAZING budget for glass. So I bought a badger ordnance scope base and rings and I'm finding a scope or around $600 to bring my total to around $1500 So I'm in the same boat as you... I easily could have went with a savage rifle but that AAC SD remington 700 has EVERYTHING I was looking for... And I chose a .308 because at some point I WILL get a AR10 and I won't have to have another stockpile of ammo. Keep us posted on your decision and show us that hog when you get one!
What brand/power scopes are you looking into? We will most likely be night hunting hogs from stands, so I'm looking at a larger objective. The vortex viper pst 4-16x50 ffp looks pretty BA.
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What brand/power scopes are you looking into? We will most likely be night hunting hogs from stands, so I'm looking at a larger objective. The vortex viper pst 4-16x50 ffp looks pretty BA.
I was looking into the Leupold VX R 3-9x50
Big objective, illuminated reticle and perfect for low light or night hunting...
But I've been reading reviews recently and I feel like I've seen a LOT of people having Leupold scopes that end up being a piece of crap.
...and I've heard a lot less from people who have had them work reliably for years.

And because of that I just started looking to vortex scopes..,

I'll post on here when i make up my mind...as well as add a few pics.
Might be another week or two till I do all my homework and then order and wait for shipping
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