Help deciding on a new semi auto .308
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > Help deciding on a new semi auto .308

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Austin,Tx
Posts: 29
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Help deciding on a new semi auto .308

I'm looking for a an accurate .308 semi auto rifle with the ability to mount a scope. I would like something that can shoot very precise at longer distances and that is obviously also reliable. My budget is preferably under $1300. I will mostly use it for hunting hogs and other large non-game animals (exotic deer, coyotes, etc.) any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

__________________
Theblakester is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-05-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 238
Liked 51 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Browning BAR Safari, stay away from the ShortTrac.

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?fid=002B&cid=031&tid=001&bg=x

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?fid=002B&cid=031&tid=027&bg=x

__________________
steve4102 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 18,627
Liked 6346 Times on 3363 Posts
Likes Given: 469

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Theblakester View Post
I'm looking for a an accurate .308 semi auto rifle with the ability to mount a scope. I would like something that can shoot very precise at longer distances and that is obviously also reliable. My budget is preferably under $1300. I will mostly use it for hunting hogs and other large non-game animals (exotic deer, coyotes, etc.) any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id= 256

http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id= 255

the standard a4 is very accurate can likely be had for cheaper. takes common l1a inch or metric mags.
__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 10,607
Liked 6925 Times on 3844 Posts
Likes Given: 6664

Default

The DPMS LR308-AP4 is short, light weight, utterly reliable and quite accurate, and feels like an AR-15. It's only 3/4 lb heavier than the 5.56 M-4 version.

A near perfect brush and mountain gun for game up to elk size.

About $1100 MSRP

__________________
For those who have fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dog2000tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,309
Liked 3738 Times on 1826 Posts
Likes Given: 13270

Default

Ditto jon and locutus - for your price range both RRA and DPMS make a good AR10

__________________

Member: NRA GOA

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Est sularas oth mithas

"either way, you were guilty by association, so you were smited...." JD

dog2000tj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gatoragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North GA. Back home in Dixieland.
Posts: 3,576
Liked 1290 Times on 725 Posts
Likes Given: 549

Default

Benelli R1

http://www.benelliusa.com/rifles/benelli-r1-rifle.php

__________________
Gatoragn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:45 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Austin,Tx
Posts: 29
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks for all the great replies. That last link isnt working. Do u know the moa of that browning? Any other good suggestions?

__________________
Theblakester is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
primer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,821
Liked 2662 Times on 1734 Posts

Default

A well used m1a can be had for that price. Or look into a Fal

__________________

Feral cat waterboarder

primer1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 04:15 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fetep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 91
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by primer1
A well used m1a can be had for that price. Or look into a Fal
^^^ by God! This!!
__________________
fetep is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 05:19 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BRAD313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 348
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts

Default

Y stay away from the shortTrac?
__________________
BRAD313 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
My first semi auto martyd Semi-Auto Handguns 25 02-03-2012 10:40 AM
Need Advice: Deciding between Several Semi Automatics shadamai Semi-Auto Handguns 21 08-31-2011 03:19 PM
What should I look for in a semi-auto Stuflames General Shotgun Discussion 24 12-07-2010 06:08 AM
22. lr semi auto.... Skytteren DIY Projects 5 04-16-2010 06:01 PM
semi-auto for $100? ExtinguisherArm AK & SKS Discussion 4 05-10-2008 09:58 AM