I want a 308 rifle but do not know which 1 to get

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ROLOMALDA, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. ROLOMALDA

    ROLOMALDA New Member

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    I have an a r 15 armalite but I want a rifle with a bigger caliber like a 308 I was looking at the ruger gun sight scout rifle if anyone have any suggestions on which rifle should I get please let me know thank you
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What do you want to do with it? What kind of action do you want? What is your budget? :confused: There are semi autos, bolts, levers, single shots and if you have the coin you can get a full auto too.
     

  3. ROLOMALDA

    ROLOMALDA New Member

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    I will like a semi auto like a m 14 but they are out of my budget I like a bolt action with a box magazine like the ruger gun sight it got a fair price on it but don't know very much about them I want it for hunting long range shooting you know stuff like that
     
  4. Kodeman

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    Remington 700 Bolt action!!
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    for long range shooting you can rule out the ruger cant mount a regular scope without a lot of working around that forward rail.

    savage model 10, remington 700, rra LAR8 all excellent 308 rifles
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    also check out the Savage Axis and the Marlin XS7 or the XS7VH in 308. :D
     
  7. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    What about the weatherby vanguard 2 I just got one and the reviews are great and the price is also.
     
  8. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    The Ruger Gunsite scout rifle has some appeal to me. Lighter than my heavy, long barreled Howa, box mag, forward scope with long eye relief, etc. It would not be a very good long range rifle, meaning 400 plus yards because of the shorter barrel and the previous mentioned dificulties mounting a scope that is optimal for that kind of shooting. I'm sure you could hit targets at long range, maybe just not bullseyes.
    There are many good options for a rifle that would shoot farther better than the Ruger, Savage, Mossberg, Rem, Howa, Browning. Some are very affordable.
     
  9. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I was at dicks sporting goods today and noticed they had the savage axis in camo on sale for $329 it had a cheapo 3x9x40 scope on it but atleast it already has the platform for a better scope , , 5 shot magazine , it cames in several different calibers . .223, .243, .270, .308 and 30.06 , not sure if it came in 22-250 or not ,the bolt action was really really smooth which surprised me after handling the Tikka T3 which was not smooth on any caliber I picked up .
    It doesnt have the accu trigger but I hear its really smooth , I couldnt dry fire it due to their locks on the gun , I tried to get the .223 while I was there but they had the last on on the counter already sold to the guy in front of me , He said they sold 5 of the .223 today . For that cheap I dont think it really can be beat by much of anything else . And we all know savage makes decent guns :D
     
  10. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Try the marlin xs7 it has a killer trigger fully adjusts, very accurate an its 320 bucks
     
  11. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Get a Enfield 2A or 2A1.
     
  12. ROLOMALDA

    ROLOMALDA New Member

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    Thank you for all the information ya have provided I found a savage axis whit dual pillar bedding detachable box magazine real smooth bolt operation in a scope combo in 308 and other calibers for the price of $299.99 in Dunham's sports it was 400 dollars what do ya think about this rifle I am not set on a 308 if ya think there is a other caliber I should be looking at please let me know thank you
     
  13. BlueTurf

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    I don't think you can go wrong with the Savage 110 or 10 models or the Remington 700 series. I hear the Remington 770 mentioned now and then. It is their current low-end rifle but I haven't heard much good about it. The .308 is a great cartridge with a lot of versatility and you can get good accuracy out of some very ordinary rifles.
     
  14. lonewolf101

    lonewolf101 New Member

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    buy it! thats a good price
     
  15. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    You can buy the Stevens 200 with adjustable trigger for the same price. Its IMHO a better gun than the Axis.
     
  16. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Get the marlin xs7 or x7hv. The xl7 is another really great gun. I shot a doe w mine in 270 saturday at 450 yards in the side of the head w NO problems.
     
  17. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Picking mine up tonight when I get off of work . I purchased the .223 to plink long range with and drop a few yotes this winter . Im going to take that Dunhams flyer with me on my phone and try to get another $30 off there ad price . i can use that $30 for some ammo and get ready to get going with it :D
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if you want or don't mind the weight, the Marlin XS7VH has a 26" heavy barrel that shoots great. i opted for this one in the 308 over the standard version. they also offer the XS7VH in 22-250. :)