looking for a decent priced 308

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bigbrum55, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. bigbrum55

    bigbrum55 New Member

    I've been looking for a 308. Automatic that I can mount a good scope to and do some long range plinking. Considered the century cetme but seems to be a little to cheesy. Any suggestions would be great!
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Decent priced
    Long range

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    Actually a hunting rifle, and not a target rifle, but surprisingly accurate- Browning BAR. Shop carefully amongst the used rifles, and price may surprise you. Also made in 300 Win Mag if you want more range.

    But it will NOT be "Tacticool", and have an eleventeen round magazine.

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

    What is decent priced? An AR platform will run $1000+ while a Saiga will run$3-400. Guess which one is long range.
  4. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker Active Member

    AR-10s are .308 semi autos but they are a little pricy. You could probable find one for around $1300-$1400. I think you can get a used one for about $1000 on gunbroker.com. If you just want a gun for plinking, .223 is another good option. It's a very popular and cheap round. You can find a good used Ruger mini 14 on gunbroker with a 20 rd mag for under $500. A Ruger Mini 14 Ranch rifle is pretty accurate.
  5. bigbrum55

    bigbrum55 New Member

    I have a Smith and Wesson MP ar15 at the moment. I absoultely love this gun. I am leaning more towards a 308 with an ar platform. Who makes one that isn't astronomical in price? All I have been seeing are stripped down models for 1400-2100$. Any suggestions?
  6. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

    Usually .308 + semi automatic= pricey. Some of the ones that come to my mind are the M1A, AR10, FN FAL, SCAR, and so on. Out of those three the FN FAL is the most affordable one I believe.
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    I think you are going to be hard pressed to find an AR-10 platform in .308 ( or other calibers requiring the larger frame ) on the "cheap".

    They are the popular flavor of the year. Everyone wants to upgrade to the larger, more damaging round that the AR-10 can offer.

    As such, you have an increased market demand and prices are "competitive".

    One thing to keep in mind is that unlike the AR-15, there are two dynamic schools for the AR-10. You are either going with Armalite's version/platform or you are going with the DPMS version/platform. And right now there are not cross over parts that fit both.

    Once you decide on one or the other, make sure you buy parts that work for that style/variation.

    Shopping used is going to be an option but if you find one for sale, and they are rare is these parts, they are going to be 90% plus of a new model just because there is a strong market for them right now.

    Outside of the AR platform is a decision that I am not amply equipped to delve into, but there are other options like the M1A or the M14 that could be considered.

    Good luck!

  8. edhunter85

    edhunter85 New Member

    I have both and if no one answerd you yet, it would be more so th ar platform depending what you get. Now dont get me wrong I love the siaga but for shooting at longer ranges the ar has the longer barrel and it is usually better quality. Hope that helps sorry if it doesnt