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Unread 05-02-2009, 06:55 AM
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Which factory 308 Win

What factory 308 Win would you buy ?
Looking for rig to do alot of practice with, so as not to burn up my magnums.
Thought a 308 would be a good cal, as I have alot of large rifle primers, and no small rifle primers.
Up in the air as to which brand and model, and neccesary barrel length. Also, some models only come with a 1:12 twist, which I dont know would stabilize the 175gr SMK. Have done a search, but did not come up with to much.
Opinions requested.
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    Unread 05-02-2009, 11:58 AM
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    Re: Which factory 308 Win

    My list would be:

    Savage--great out of the box accuracy.

    Rem 700 small block chevy of guns..Also shoot well out of the box.

    Howa 1500. great accuracy, not many after market stuff but getting better.

    Tikka T3, Great accuracy,

    I can not go wrong with any listed above, just find one that you can get a good deal and get good glass!

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    Unread 05-02-2009, 01:30 PM
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    Re: Which factory 308 Win

    I was looking at Savage. Would you go with their Weather Warrior, or the LE model ?
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    Re: Which factory 308 Win

    I like the LE ones better due to the stock. I like the HS or Mcmillan stock better.

    But you can always buy the less expensive one, and go to sharp shooter supply and buy a stock from them for about the same price as the LE model.

    Who are we kidding, just buy this and be good to go! Montour County Rifles .308 Win. F-Class / Varmint Rifle

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    Re: Which factory 308 Win

    The 700 PSS and 5R are always sure bets for good shooters. The PSS is a 26" 12x and the 5R is a 24" 11.25x

    To answer your question about the 12x and 175's, the 12x is very optimum for the 175 SMK's and 178 AMAX's. You will find stability factors of about 1.5 with the 12x and 175-180 grain pills at 308 velocities. It will also handle the 190 SMK's or VLD's and most 200 grain bullets.

    IMHO, a 26"12x barrel is perfect for the 308. I have also had great success with the 24" 11.25x.

    My 308 is at the shop right now getting a 26" 11.0x barrel installed. I plan on shooting 190VLD's and 208 AMAX's out of her.

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    Re: Which factory 308 Win

    Remington sendero... Period
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    Re: Which factory 308 Win

    Michael,
    I remember reading somewhere that you are a 308 fan.
    Appreciate the input from all.
    Looking seriously at the Savages. Don't own any at present, but have read nothing but good out of the box on them. Have read about some quality issues w/ Remington lately.
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