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DerickVonD 02-03-2013 07:46 AM

What are some of the cheapest 308 rifles?
 
For hunting and jsut for the hell of having them.

sputnik1988 02-03-2013 07:50 AM

I think I would spend a few extra dollars and get something that will last a lifetime, rather than a cheap rifle "for the hell of it"

For a budget rifle, I have heard many good things about the Marlin XL7 series.

DerickVonD 02-03-2013 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by sputnik1988 (Post 1121682)
I think I would spend a few extra dollars and get something that will last a lifetime, rather than a cheap rifle "for the hell of it"

For a budget rifle, I have heard many good things about the Marlin XL7 series.

Well I meant cheap in the sense of being cheap, but still reliable. An m1a is way out of my price range, my price range is more around $500-$700

sputnik1988 02-03-2013 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by DerickVonD (Post 1121688)
Well I meant cheap in the sense of being cheap, but still reliable. An m1a is way out of my price range, my price range is more around $500-$700

You can get many good rifles in that range, as I said the Marlin XL7 is a good rifle, I also like the Ruger M77 rifles and the Remington 700s. There are a ton of others.

Stay away from the Remington 770s, I have some experience with them, they are not very good rifles, very cheaply made.

DerickVonD 02-03-2013 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by sputnik1988 (Post 1121689)
You can get many good rifles in that range, as I said the Marlin XL7 is a good rifle, I also like the Ruger M77 rifles and the Remington 700s. There are a ton of others.

Stay away from the Remington 770s, I have some experience with them, they are not very good rifles, very cheaply made.

What about one of the Marlin lever actions? I've always wanted a lever action gun, or am I better off sticking to bolt action and semi-auto?

sputnik1988 02-03-2013 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by DerickVonD (Post 1121692)
What about one of the Marlin lever actions? I've always wanted a lever action gun, or am I better off sticking to bolt action and semi-auto?

A lever action 30-30 is a great option, but I would consider finding a used Winchester or Marlin, the older rifles are of higher quality than new ones. The 30-30 is not a long range round but it is hard to go wrong with it for a general purpose rifle.

leam23 02-03-2013 05:00 PM

I have a 700 sps in .308 and I love it. It eats everything I feed it . Believe it or not even core lokt shoots well . Bought mine bout 6 years ago for 420 nib.

locutus 02-05-2013 04:33 PM

Remington 700 or Winchester Model 70 are hard to beat.
For a light, handy rifle take a hard look at the little Remington model 7.

purehavoc 02-05-2013 04:46 PM

Good cheap rifle savage axis , My axis is a .223 but you can cover 3 shot 100 yard groups with a dime using cheap UMC ammo

DerickVonD 02-05-2013 06:12 PM

I talked to my buddy and he said he's trying to sell his SKS, I don't know how good an SKS is for hunting though in terms of accuracy and range. I'm mainly interested in hunting deer. He said he'd sell me the rifle and a few hounded rounds for around $350


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