What Rifle Would You Purchase?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by sburke, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. DPMS Oracle .223/5.56- $600.00

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  2. Reming 700 SPS Tactical .308- $ 600.00

    14 vote(s)
    77.8%
  1. sburke

    sburke New Member

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    I am currently looking at two guns to purchase and would like some input on which one would be better. I am looking for just a shooter rifle. I don't have a really accurate long rifle, nor do I have an AR. I have a Mosin and an AK. I am looking to get a DPMS Panther Oracle or a Remington 700. If I purchase the DPMS I am going to get a Eotech 512. If I purchase the Remington 700 I am going to purchase a Leupold scope. I am just wanting some input. If you think something else would be better please tell me, or if you have a specific leupold scope you use for your Remington 700 in .308, please let me know what you think of it.

    Thanks!
    here is the links to the guns.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/793/products_id/70770/Rifles/DPMS+Panther+Arms/DPMS%20RFA3OC%20PTHR%20ORACLE%2016%20223/

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_57_981/products_id/42070/Remington+700+SPS+Tactical+308win
     
  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The Remington is going to have a greater range and be more accurate, but the AR will be cheaper to shoot and should be accurate at shorter ranges. I really don't know much about that brand though.

    Happy shooting!
     

  3. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I'm not a DPMS fan but for that price id take it!
    It all depends on what you want the new weapon for. Speed/target shooting? Long range shooting? The once a week trip to the range? What's up?
     
  4. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    5.56 ammo is a lot cheaper than .308 (lighter too) and it doesn't 'require' as long a range.
     
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  5. sburke

    sburke New Member

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    I am no doomsday prepper at all, but I would want it for like the once a week trip to the range as well as for survival if **** ever hit the fan.

    I currently have a

    Mosin Nagant
    Springfield .45 XD
    Taurus 82
    Ruger 10/22
    Ak 47
    Mossberg 500 .12GA
    Remington 1100 .20GA
    and a few others

    I guess I am looking for something different from what I have? Not really sure.. I just have been saving to purchase a gun for a while.
     
  6. TLuker

    TLuker New Member

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    Get the Remington first. You can use it for target shooting, long range shooting, and hunting if you ever decide to go hunting. Get the AR later and add it to your collection.
     
  7. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Get the 700 then do a lot of research before purchasing an AR.
     
  8. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    I'm more interested in bolt action rifles so, my choice is obvious. You can always throw a .223 bolt in the mix. I have a Ruger All-Weather Hawkeye SS Bolt in .223 with a Bushnell 3200 4 X12 and it's a great set up.
     
  9. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Well having an AK and an AR togeather in a shtf situation is a good investment. Cover ammo on all sides lol.
    If you're not gonna shoot long range or hunt id go with the AR. Like I said its a good investment.
     
  10. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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    Last year I purchased a Remington 700 bdl custom deluxe in 30-06 with a Burris 3x9x50 scope. Trigger broke like glass at 4.5 pounds which for me was perfect because I plan on using this rifle just for hunting. Accuracy out of the box was excellent. At a hundred yards using cheap 150 gr federal ammunition from wall mart I easily shot 1.5 inch groups the first time I shot this rifle which was good for me because ihad not shot a hire powered rifle since 1994. Now after a couple more trips to the range I can shoot 1 inch groups at a hundred yards. Can't wait to find a place where I can try shooting at longer ranges.
     
  11. Capybara

    Capybara New Member

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    I just bought an AR and a nice target varmint rife. In my mind, I want both, they are really for doing different things though. The AR is for fun, plinking and targets out to 100 yards. A fun gun for my kids to shoot or if I want to take a friend who hasn't shot before. Also a good defensive weapon for the aftermath of the 9.0 earthquake we will have someday. The varmint is for targets and punching paper at 200-300 yards. Both are .223/5.56 so I can share ammo.

    I briefly considered getting the varmint rifle in .308 or .30-06 but the difference in ammo prices meant that I would not be able to afford to put many rounds between either large caliber. I bought 1,000 rounds of PMC Bronze 55 grain .223 for $275.00 today. That is factory fresh new ammo, not reloads. That is affordable to me.

    Between the two disciplines, fun gun or target/varmint, target shooting at a distance seems like it will be a lot more interesting. Plinking and fast fire with an AR is fun but that can get old quicker. So my vote is for the target gun first.

    Dan