Hunting Preferences

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ptroxclair, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. ptroxclair

    ptroxclair New Member

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    I am looking for a .308 rifle to add to my collection. I am going to use it for hunting primarily. I was wondering everyone's preference in .308 rifles.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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  3. HankStone

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    At the risk of being a repetitive critter,best bang for the buck Savage can't be beat,she's a Plane Jane in looks her beauty lays in gut constant dimensions,for X Ring or kill zone shots with consistency,Savage parts are made from vendors/contractors,so if Savage gets a load of bad this or that,Savage doesn't pay for the items at the vendors loss.All Savage does is assemble the parts to make a fine rifle,one can spend much money for a pretty girl hollywood stock,but that's just a look at me ain't I pretty..
     
  4. Salvo

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    Just about everything is made in .308.
     
  5. ptroxclair

    ptroxclair New Member

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    Hank, would you choose a Savage over Remington? Why, or why not?
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Browning X Bolt in.308 is what have.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    check out the Marlin XS7 in 308. very nice rifle, well made, very accurate, pillar bedded stock, adjustable trigger, great recoil pad and priced very decently. i have three of the Marlin X7's and all of them are very good rifles.

    check out the Mossberg ATR100. another good rifle. very accurate and well made.

    check out the Savage Axis series. another very accurate rifle. priced very well indeed.

    check out the Howas 1500 or the Weatherby Vangaurd. both the same rifle, but different stocks. very good rifles and well made.

    check out the Stevens 200. made by Savage and basically a Savage 110 IIRC. very well priced.
     
  8. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I guess it depends on the old budget. If I had the money I would buy a SAKO but that aside I would settle for a Remington 700, Howa 1500 or a Savage 110 series rifles. They are very good rifles and accurate. Then buy a good quality scope for it like Nikon. Leupold, Bushnell 1500 Series or others. 308 is a good all around choice caliber wise.
    My last one and most favorite hunting rifle is the Remington CDL in 7MM Rem Mag. Shoots 1/2 MOA Groups at 100 yards on a good day!
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  9. HankStone

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    Sir simple Remington lost old time quality for production numbers,AKA shove it out the door,Remington even butchered Marlins till the guns were,say non acceptable/a pile of junk with walnut furniture adoring the rifle,but a non quality rifle non the less.

    Savage was always a slow burning candle,Savage sold what they could with no hast,from the most concentric parts money could buy,"From Contractors"not factory gig saw puzzles laying about the floor.

    As I posted previously,try to chamber a once fire formed chamber Remington brass,into a Savage chamber,PM me and tell me if chambers in that tight Savage chamber,I think not?
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Hank i hate to disagree, but yes some of the Marlins did have some fitment issues when Remington took over, but most of those problems have been resolved now. and it was mainly with the Marlin lever actions.

    and unless my LGS is getting a great crop of Remingtons, so far i have not seen a great reduction in the quality of of the Remingtons like everyone is talking about.
     
  11. HankStone

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    I agree with you,but guns are like woman what drives me nuts does nothing for you,that's why we are gunman,and damn happy to talk with other gunman about our love,yes for guns,keep them in the X Ring that's all that really counts/talks!
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    another point i will make is this. any item that's mass produced in large numbers, has the possibility that there will be some that fail or less that desired in quality. and it doesn't matter whether we are discussing guns, cars or toasters.
     
  13. mdauben

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    I think if I was looking for a new hunting rifle in .308, I would consider either the Savage 14 American Classic or the Winchester Model 70 Sporter.

    I admit to a preference for real wood and blued metal, but if you prefer synthetic and stainless both companies make similar rifles in that configuration.

    Now, I'm not necessarily saying these are the two best hunting rifles available, but they are two guns that appeal to me, from two companies that I trust to build reliable, accurate rifles. :)
     
  14. HankStone

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    Yes vary true indeed and with many mass produced guns,many with defects never go back on line to be corrected,from that creep that lives in a trigger,canted screws,a dark walnut colored forearm with an almost blond butt stock,go on to be sold at cheaper big box stores,"note no name mentioned"but sold as discount prices.

    When buying a new gun most guys just look at it and say,yes I want it!No give that gun the full nelson of examination,look for defects,cycle it "MANY"times,squeeze dry fire the trigger often looking for the creep,in other words do everything in the store except shoot it,LEOs don't appreciate that!Going home with a bum gun ain't no fun,the store wants no part of it,so we send it back to the manufacturer,twiddle our thumbs and wait!
     
  15. HankStone

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  16. Control

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    A .308 is not necessary although it's an excellent cartridge.

    What rifles do you have now and how do you hunt? What do you hunt and at what ranges.

    Other cartridges will do what the 308 does.

    Do you handload?
     
  17. txpossum

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    The only .308 I have is a Savage 99e, like the one pictured below. I am still kicking myself for passing up a beautiful vintage .308 Winchester Model 88 that had just come in to my local gun store about a year ago, but I was still recovering from a previous purchase a couple of weeks before. Now I wish I'd put it on layaway. I guess my point is that, when considering adding a rifle to the collection, don't forget some of the old-timers

    Top pic: Savage 99e
    Bottom Pic: Winchester 88
     

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  18. Jersey700PB

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    I constantly hear about remington quality issues.. But the caveat is its always from "savage guys". I'm more than satisfied with the quality remington has sold to me and I doubt I'm just lucky.

    That's no slight on the savage because for the price point they compete in its hard to argue against they're performance, unless you'd like to appreciate how your rifle looks as well.
     
  19. HankStone

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    If I remember correctly the Winchester M-88 popularity didn't last vary long,thinking back I remember them being plagued with jamming issues,a hunting acquaintance I once hunted with owned an 88 and sold it,the Savage 98 and 99 with the rotating cylinder is /was pure perfection,I prefer the Savage 98 with the safety located by the trigger,rather then the 99s with the tang safety.

    Would you be willing to sell your 99?
     
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  20. txpossum

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    I never owned or shot the Winchester Model 88, and hadn't heard about any jamming problems with them, but, as stated, haven't shot one myself. I still would like to have one to mess around with.

    Not planning on selling my Savage 99 right now -- I have two, that one and an older model in .300 Savage. I'd also like to have one in .243, but you don't see as many of those.