Suggestions on a good .308

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by sureshot513, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. sureshot513

    sureshot513 New Member

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    I was looking to buy a .308 bolt action. I'm trying to stay as cheap as possible but I don't wanna waste money on a crap rifle I won't like shooting. I've read a lot of up and down reviews on both the savage axis and the remington 700. Anyone have any suggestions on those or any other .308's and prices please
     
  2. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Remington, Savage or Marlin make great entry level .308 (or any other caliber) bolt action rifles. If recommend getting anyone of them that has an adjustable trigger. My only con would be the Savage. I've had extraction problems with multiple different caliber Savage Axis rifles.
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Savage Axis all the way.................
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I agree on the marlin.

    As to the savage extraction problems pm me and ill tell you how to fix it if they aren't throwing the case out but will pull em from the chamber
     
  5. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    You can't really compare the 700 to the Axis, the Remington competition to the Axis would be the model 770, it is their cheaper line and is a different action design and I haven't heard many people who like it, I do hear good things about the Axis and the Marlin. Also Ruger has the American which is their value bolt action but from what I have seen it is priced a little higher than the Axis or Rem 770. If you REALLY want one of the value priced guns these are the models I would be comparing, if it were me I would save up a little longer and get a good bolt action in the 700, Savage 14/12/11/10 variety, Ruger 77, or Winchester Model 70 or look for one of these used.
     
  6. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Take a serious look at the Marlin. You won't be disappointed.
    CT
     
  7. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    My axis shoots great. $429 out the door at my LGS, it came with a scope which I liked
     
  8. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    I had a Ruger bolt action that shot nice. I like bull barrels, and the taper on the stainless barrel was irritating to me for no good reason. Shot great, but it was not what I wanted. I love AR's, so the first time I saw a AR10 with a stainless bull barrel, I traded a old Winchester straight across for it. He threw in 1000 rounds of 308. We both liked that trade.

    Still have five Winchesters, and now have five AR's, one a DPMS LR-308 that I love. Prefer a semiautomatic over a bolt, and much prefer a bull barrel.

    Get what you like!
     
  9. JoshH

    JoshH New Member

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    Something like this will do... REM 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD. Optic is a Vortex Diamondback 4X12X40.. Now if I could come up with 2K to trick it out..haha #TACKDRIVER!!!
     

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  10. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    That is my kind of barrel!

    Again, it is what the OP wants that counts.

    There is not s long gun in Wal-Mart a person could not hunt with. It is all a matter of acceptance.
     
  11. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Agreed the 700 is not comparable to the Axis. I would save a few extra $$ and get a keeper! I have the 700 in 30-06, it IS my big game rifle, no need to buy another
     
  12. Intheshop

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    Don't know if Remington is still doing this?But,I got a used 700VS(.308) because the factory chamber(leade) was excessively long.To the point that the rifling couldn't be reached with 220 grainers.Not commenting on how bullet "jump" effects accuracy.....just sayin,PO "thought it did".

    I bought it over the phone(local guy)....figurin what the hey?I'll rebarrel it if he's shot it a bazillion times.He hadn't.I was just shocked at how long it was/is?

    All's good,will save the long story but,it was "on the bubble" for brrl replacement 'till a last ditch effort shooting some cast bullits.....now,don't dare "touch a thing".

    So,just understand that factory rifles come with some inherent "issues".Finding that "perfect" rifle out of the box can be a hit or miss?
     
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  13. mrfox556

    mrfox556 New Member

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    MARLIN X7VH IN 308. I have one and absolutely love it. Flawless performance and very affordable.
     
  14. samnev

    samnev New Member

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    Remington SPS Tactical. Shot 1/2 inch groups out of the box with 168 grain Federal GMM. Great rifle for the money.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the Savage Axis, or Marlin X7 series, or the Stevens M200 or even the Mossberg ATR100 would be good entry level rifles.

    the Remington M700 would be an excellent choice if willing to spend a little more, or even the Ruger M77 or the Winchester M70.

    it all depends on what a person is wanting to spend. if on a tighter budget, might check out used rifles at the gun stores and pawn shops. i have seen some nice looking rifles show up there right after hunting season.
     
  16. Cheeseman

    Cheeseman New Member

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    I have two .308's my first big rifle Win M100, and my new Ruger Scout. Love em both....
     
  17. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    Remington 700 Milspec 5R