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Old 04-08-2008, 08:50 PM
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I actually have 3 308's
Remington VTR with the MK 4 and a badger detach mag
Winchester model 70 "heavy Varmint" 24" with a Burris XTR
AR 10 with a 20" and a Burris Laser Range scope

The ammo is 17 boxes of 160 gr Fail Safes and then 10 of some 140 gr. Don't really remember what the specifics of the latter 10, but there are some pigs running around out here with their name on them. A friend of mine bought a winchester 70 (not sure exactly which one but it had a blind box magazine on it) in 7wsm and about 35 boxes of various ammo, he said the gun shot terrible and gave up on it. He then gave me his leftovers
I'll throw out another option to you.

Have you thought about getting a 7mm WSM upper for your AR-10, that would make a sweet long range rig.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:33 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the ideas 'yall have been a great help.

the 7wsm upper for the ar 10 sounds cool. I have seen 300wsm uppers but have not seen a 7wsm. Any thoughts on where to get one?
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:17 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the ideas 'yall have been a great help.

the 7wsm upper for the ar 10 sounds cool. I have seen 300wsm uppers but have not seen a 7wsm. Any thoughts on where to get one?
I know Accuracy Systems makes them, they are the only people I know of.

Heres the link: Accuracy Systems Inc Custom Gunsmithing AR15 AR10 Ruger Mini 14
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:42 PM
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Wow, good deal! Welcome to the site!
FourtyFivecolt...

How do you like the VTR? I have been drooling over one in .308 at a local shop but not having seen any balistic reports on it yet I've held off on getting one. If you have some info them in general and or personal info you can email me with it. I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Old 04-19-2008, 11:43 PM
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Heck guy you got problem hogs? give me a call, I would gladly drive from Michigan to help in the solving of this problen! The Winchester is a great Rifle no doubt about it! The Savage? I would hit the pawn shops too, I make a killing on Remingtons. you can get a Savage for under $300 bucks at the pawn shops. Just dont let them set the price they ask $400 no way $300 and no more give the rifle back to them and walk away. they will call you back before you hit the door. Start with the rifle you wont. don't be afrade to pull the barrel and install another calibre. Get a good barrel..I have a question to the readers.....How would the 6.5X284 be for a Hog rifle? I know it great on Deer.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:34 AM
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I've got a Model 70 Coyote that i'm wanting to part with. I just don't shoot it that much, i'll send you an E-mail. Heading 7mmWSM
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:04 PM
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Sorry guys for the late reply....been away for the past week at our National Championships. So far I like the VTR, I have not shot much at targets other than the sight in. I have made it my current truck gun and shot a few pigs with it but nothing really out past 300 yards. The trigger on it is fair, noise level with is muzzle break is not too bad, just really have'nt sat at the range and played with it much. I really do like the size and weight of the rifle for carring in the truck, I sure can get it out the window quick.

Again thanks for all the helpful advice, I am planning on going the savage route.
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