recommend a decent .308 bolt action

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by dewey, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. dewey

    dewey New Member

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    Been thinking about getting a bolt action. Saw a Sako a7 in a flier for $600 plus. Have read some on the savage 10fp. Give me some input on what you guys like or dont like about these and others. I want as much accuracy as is reasonable out to 500 yd, without breaking the bank. Just want a rifle for groundhogs up to coyote or wild hog.
     
  2. Hot Sauce NARC

    Hot Sauce NARC New Member

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    do you want a heavy riflr to sit on a bi pod/bags or something light enough to carry all day? Whats breaking the bank? What are you planning on spending on your optics?

    I have one of these in .223 and its an awesome rifle its too heavy to carry all day, but it would easily meet your accuracy and power requirements.

    Savage Arms > Firearms > Browse Models
     

  3. dewey

    dewey New Member

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    It will sit on a bipod. I wont have to lug it much at all. Optic wise, I havent thought much on it yet, probably will be close to the price of the rifle. I have Nikons on my AR's, and I like em.
     
  4. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I've heard nothing but good things about The "Savage Edge" it is available in .308 as well as other good varmint cartridges. It comes out of the box at 6.5 lbs, shoots amazingly accurate out of the box and retails for just over $300.

    For that price you could easily afford an after market target/varmint stock and decent scope as well.

    I recently put together a Remington 700 in .300 Win Mag and after adding a decent stock and scope I was over my fairly generous "one gun" limit. I'd never take it back. . .

    BUT, when I go with a short action (soon :)), I will be getting a Savage. There is enough aftermarket options to satisfy most custom desires with out dropping too much out of the account. ;)

    Have fun.
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Savage Edge P/N 18909 chambered in 308 WIN with a 1 in 10" twist 22" barrel 43.875" LOA weight 6.5 lbs Ammo Cap. 4 MSRP $329.00
     

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  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    That's not a bad rifle at all cane. I would give the Marlin XL7 a look as well.
     
  7. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    That's the one!
     
  8. dewey

    dewey New Member

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    Thanx Dudes,

    I will go check one out on tues or wed. Ive heard they are accurate, and seems reasonable for what I want to do. thanks again
     
  9. powg

    powg New Member

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    bolt gun

    savage imo and from what ive read and discussed with gun dealers,gunsmiths are the best production rifles made today ...ie value ,accuracy out of box, and customer support...my next purchase will be a savage model 10flcp-k left hand .308
     
  10. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I've heard (quietly) that theses (Savage) rifles have been a jewel for some time. I'm glad to see that they have been discovered, used and appreciated by those of us that matter. (true shooters)

    I just wish I had listened sooner!

    Ya'll let us know how your new rifles perform! And, as always. . . Have lots of fun!!!
     
  11. kansas45

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    I am a Tikka fan. With that being said, I believe my next .308 will be the Savage Edge. I got to shoot a friends Edge last weekend & found it to be very accurate.
     
  12. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    Gosh, rekon I should have bought a Savage, but I got a Rem M700 5R Milspec. Three of them as a matter of fact .223, .308 and .300 Win Mag. It is a super accurate rifle and I love it, but some of my shooting partners at the range do have Savages and they are excellent rifles as well.
     
  13. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    No,You did just fine with all of those 5R's,Silvertip. Those rifles also shoot very well.
    I do like my Savage's though,and just found a great load for my 308 last week. I shot a .223" and .287" group with the new load,the best groups that I can ever recall shooting with a 30 caliber rifle. It was the gun,not me!
     
  14. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Someone is being modest, again.........
     
  15. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    There are a few Howa Fans on this board who like the rifles so don't over look them.
     
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Savage and Howa would be the ones I would look at. Tikka is also a great rifle.

    Sako actions are known to be as smooth as butter on a models ares.
     
  17. powg

    powg New Member

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    bolt rifle

    go with a savage .....you can get pkg deals with scope ready to shoot
     
  18. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    All the major brands have a package deal, including Howa. But most times the scopes are very low end and not worth much.
     
  19. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    After going back and rereadig the OP why are you looking for a 308? A 308 shooting 110gr V-max bullets will sure make a mess out of a ground hog. I doubt hogs are all that big up there.

    I myself would look at getting a 243 or a 257 roberts or 25-06. The 243 will get you way out there is you get a 10 twist or better. You can shoot 58gr V-Max bullets that will make a bigger mess than the 110gr 30 cal.

    A Savage Model: 12 VLP DBM will be a sweet shooting rifle. Savage Arms > Firearms > Browse Models
     
  20. rleete1948

    rleete1948 New Member

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    The Rem, 700 VTR in 308 is awesom also I have one that I use for competions and it is awesome i can shoot a dime group at 100 yr