What are some of the cheapest 308 rifles?

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by DerickVonD, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. DerickVonD

    DerickVonD New Member

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    For hunting and jsut for the hell of having them.
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I think I would spend a few extra dollars and get something that will last a lifetime, rather than a cheap rifle "for the hell of it"

    For a budget rifle, I have heard many good things about the Marlin XL7 series.
     

  3. DerickVonD

    DerickVonD New Member

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    Well I meant cheap in the sense of being cheap, but still reliable. An m1a is way out of my price range, my price range is more around $500-$700
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    You can get many good rifles in that range, as I said the Marlin XL7 is a good rifle, I also like the Ruger M77 rifles and the Remington 700s. There are a ton of others.

    Stay away from the Remington 770s, I have some experience with them, they are not very good rifles, very cheaply made.
     
  5. DerickVonD

    DerickVonD New Member

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    What about one of the Marlin lever actions? I've always wanted a lever action gun, or am I better off sticking to bolt action and semi-auto?
     
  6. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    A lever action 30-30 is a great option, but I would consider finding a used Winchester or Marlin, the older rifles are of higher quality than new ones. The 30-30 is not a long range round but it is hard to go wrong with it for a general purpose rifle.
     
  7. leam23

    leam23 New Member

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    I have a 700 sps in .308 and I love it. It eats everything I feed it . Believe it or not even core lokt shoots well . Bought mine bout 6 years ago for 420 nib.
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Remington 700 or Winchester Model 70 are hard to beat.
    For a light, handy rifle take a hard look at the little Remington model 7.
     
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    purehavoc New Member

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    Good cheap rifle savage axis , My axis is a .223 but you can cover 3 shot 100 yard groups with a dime using cheap UMC ammo
     
  10. DerickVonD

    DerickVonD New Member

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    I talked to my buddy and he said he's trying to sell his SKS, I don't know how good an SKS is for hunting though in terms of accuracy and range. I'm mainly interested in hunting deer. He said he'd sell me the rifle and a few hounded rounds for around $350
     
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  11. sputnik1988

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    The SKS with the right ammo is a good deer rifle out to 100-150 yards, they are also great range rifles.

    Depending on condition, 350 isn't a bad price.
     
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  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    H&R or NEF single shots. Under $300 and extremely reliable. Lots of caliber choices. Their 223 has a 1:9 twist and I tried to talk them into chambering it for the 5.5x45 instead of the 223. I am going to check with a gunsmith about a re-chamber to Wilde or 5.56x45. I have one in 357 magnum. Remove the hand guard and the barrel comes off so it will fit in a very small package. You can also get them with interchangeable shotgun barrels.
     
  14. kiabe1

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    An sks is an excellent hog gun and close in deer gun but if your looking for range go with a remington 700