.308

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Guns-N-Ammo, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Guns-N-Ammo

    Guns-N-Ammo New Member

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    I am looking at getting a rifle cal. in .308, but i have no clue where to start!!! Could someone help me out or post links to some!!! I want to use it for long range shooting!!!! Thanks
     

  2. Guns-N-Ammo

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    Thanks for the link!!!! But lets narrow it down but.... manufacturer, model, etc. :confused:
     
  3. dunerunner

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    Long range?

    How long, the .308 has limitations.
    How much money do you want to spend?
    Are you looking to compete with this rifle?

    etc.?
     
  4. avordman

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    My Two Cents

    I don't know what action you are looking for, but if all you are concerned with is caliber, I would look at the Savage Arms rifles that are available. They are accurate, reliable, have excellent triggers and are very affordable. I have two of them and love them both. Also, they are one of the few manufacturers that makes left handed rifles at no extra cost. THat makes me happy.
     
  5. Poink88

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    Yep, please narrow it down. ;)

    Intended use? Budget?
     
  6. Guns-N-Ammo

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    LOL, I would prob. say about 250 to 400 yrds!!! And idk really how much I want to spend, I like to research my options and then save the money up! But I would really like to keep it under 2000$ (for everything, gun, scope, etc.) And no I am not looking to compete with this rifle. The intended use of it will be to A) own my first rifle (I have shot a lot of rifles, just not my own) B) I want to get good at shooting long range. :eek:
     
  7. Poink88

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    It all depends on your "wants" but you can do that w/ a setup costing less than $1,000 including scope.
     
  8. Guns-N-Ammo

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    Links??? What model?? What are some good scopes for it??
     
  9. Cory2

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    Savage Arms > Firearms > Gun Finder
    savage model 11 (no iron sights. if you want an iron sight check out the model 10)

    you can get one of their mid grade/somewhat high grade scopes and that rifle for around 1500 and have stuff left over for another stock or boatloads of ammo or whatever you want

    You would need some scope rings but they arent much and the scope will probably come with some.
     
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  10. Guns-N-Ammo

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    OK I checked out that link (thanks) and this might be a dumb question but, I still don't understand what makes one model more money then the next??:confused:

    And, yes I DO want a scope!! And I like the synthetic stocks, hopefully this narrows it down a little more!!! Thanks again guys/gals for the help and info!!!
     
  11. Cory2

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    When i said one of their scopes. i meant to put a link to leupold up there. As for the models and the different prices when it comes to savage im not real sure, other than some have accutriger and some have acustock and some have stainles steel barrels. other than that im not real sure what the difference is between a model 11 and a model 10 or what the suffixes mean. someone else on here probably knows though.
     
  12. bgeddes

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    Honestly, if you are not stuck on a new gun / scope, shop for a used one. Great used guns are all over the place now it seems.

    Otherwise, buy a solid gun, recommended by people that own and shoot them, and not some gun mag write-up. Plan on as much money for the scope as the gun.

    As far as models go, used Winchester Model 70 or Remington 700? New, the Savage rifles have proven to be a lot of literal bang for the buck. For optics, don't go cheap. Get a good name, perhaps Leopold, or Nikon for your budget, but other brands can be just as good. Again, find out what people are shooting and what is working.
     
  13. bgeddes

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    Long Action vs Short Action....IIRC
     
  14. jeepcreep927

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    Get a Stevens short action, call Sharpshooter supply and order a 26" Brux barrel and competition trigger. Bell and Carlson Medalist stock. That will bring you up to a touch over a grand. Use the rest for a good one piece STEEL base and the best scope you can afford. That is the best you will do for two thousand, but it will do fine.

    Up to 400 yards you'll be fine with a .308.
     
  15. Guns-N-Ammo

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    Do you have pics of your setup?? If you do, I would like to see them!:) I think yesterday when I was looking through Savage's website I looked at that one similar to yours!!

    And what I have read about it, its a sweet gun!! Nothing but good reviews!


    What is the difference between Long Action and Short Action???......Pros and Cons????
     
  16. fireguy

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    Coming in late, hope to add something to the mix.
    Have you decided what action you want? Bolt? Semi-auto?
    As has been said, there are a lot of good bolt guns out there and some of them are surprisingly inexpensive.

    I would suggest for a bolt gun Savage, Mossberg, Remington 700, Howa 1500,and Weatherby Vanguard. I really looked at the Savage and Mossberg before getting my Howa. I found it used, barely shot, it had the Axiom stock that freefloats the barrel and has a sweet trigger. I am very happy with the Howa. Howa makes the actions for Weatherby, by the way.

    The DPMS LR308 is a fun gun to shoot, hasn't given me any trouble and sighted in easily. I haven't tried to shoot at any distance yet, so I don't have any data on how it groups outside of the 50 yds I shot at to get the scope on target.

    Enjoy whatever you get, look for used and save some cash for the scope.