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Old 05-24-2004, 09:00 PM
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308 Rifle

I am on the look-out for a new 308 rifle, I intend to do some hunting with it but I also want to do some serious target shooting. I have researched numerous rifles have have narrowed it down to the following: Tikka T3 Varmint; Kimber Longmaster Classic; and the CZ550 and Savage 12BVSS still in the running. My question to the experts is this: are they all in the same ball-park accuracy wise?
Is any one of these guns head and shoulders above the rest? Weight is not an issue neither is the finish. Any input would be appreciated. Also, I know you Americans like your 30.06 but this brit is quite partial to the 308 so an attempt at conversion would be futile.
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:47 PM
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Re: 308 Rifle

Welcome! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

This american is also partial to the 308 win. It is truly an amazing round for its size. Its also VERY accurate.

If I were in the market for a new 308, I would concider the Savage 10FPLE2B or the Remington 700 PSS, VS, VLS, or the VSSF. They have all historically performed exceptionaly well.

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Old 05-25-2004, 05:30 AM
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Re: 308 Rifle

308 is a great choice.. I feel everyone should have one..

here's the problem with your choices...

I personally don't like savage.. the others are not bad but if I had to pick the CZ would be the only thing I would consider and then I would end up buy a Rem VLS, PSS, or custom.... here's why...

IF you buy stock PSS, VLS etc.. any smith can pretty much "tune" it up for you.. and then when/if you want to build on the acttion most smiths prefer to work off of a Rem....
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Old 05-25-2004, 05:45 AM
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Re: 308 Rifle


IF you want to do target shooting and hunting then the savage BVSS is the way to go. Decent target stock on gun as is and pillar bedded already. Good after market stocks. Just add Sharpshooter or Basix trigger and good to go. Readily available 20 MOA bases (Farrel) or go to burris signature rings and the 20+- inserts for 40 MOA. It is showing up on target line more and more for Fclass and LR BR.

as far as accuracy goes across the board, the others are going to be hard pressed to beat the savage.

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Old 05-25-2004, 05:46 AM
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Re: 308 Rifle

somehow double posted. sorry guys.


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Old 05-25-2004, 11:59 PM
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Re: 308 Rifle

My first choice would be the 700 PSS as it shoots very good as it comes.It has a 2-1/4 inch wide forend and comes with an aluminum bedding block.Everybody make aftermarket bases and triggers for it and you can upgrade it a piece at a time-bolt bushed-firing pin bushed-Sako extractor-sleeve whatever you wish.
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:41 PM
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Re: 308 Rifle

I'm a big .308 fan, and my favorite rifle is a Ruger 77V, which has the heavy varmint barrel. I've shot 2 elk, a 300 lb bear, 6 mule deer, and a TON of whitetails with it. I'm fortunate in that I have a large stash of Lake City Match .308 ammo from my days in the U.S. Army. I pull the 173 grain Lake City Match bullet, and put in a Sierra 168 grain MatchKing. It shoots lights out, and has for over 20 years. Here's a picture of my 2003 Montana mule deer I shot with that gun.

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