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Old 01-28-2005, 03:12 PM
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Which model in a .308

I'd like some help in finding the best .308 rifle "this is for a friend of mine" and my research so far boiled it down to three models and would love as much input as possible comparisons etc.

Remington 700 Classic
Tikka T3 Hunter
CZ 550 American

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Old 01-28-2005, 05:10 PM
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Re: Which model in a .308

I'd go with this years classic, but I am partial to Remmy. To me the model has a great feel of what a rifle should feel like before you put all the $$ into those sometimes un-needed mods. Plus this years classic I feel will be hard to come by, seems everyone (in my area) would love a nice bolt .308. Good luck in your purchase!
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:51 PM
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Re: Which model in a .308

Yup I would say Rem 700
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:14 PM
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Re: Which model in a .308

a hunting pal and i both have very accurate 25-06 rem 700 classics.thats my factory 500 yarder.
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:04 PM
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Re: Which model in a .308

FYI I just recently bought a Tikka Varmint Stainless in .308 used for $500 U.S. shipped ($797 U.S. MSRP). The FFL dealer I had it shipped to let go of his only Leupold VX-III 4.5-14x40 for $300 more if I got the rings from him (The Optilock screws were rounded out -- POS!). The stock is light which makes it seem rather unbalanced in my opinion, but at about 8lbs it's not that heavy. Add in the scope and rings and it's right at 9lbs, not light but not heavy.
Don't know if this helps or not, but just thought I'd share.

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Old 02-08-2005, 03:16 PM
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Re: Which model in a .308

I'm in the same situation. I know the Remmys are poular...but. the heavy barreleed ones come in 1 in 12" twist. I'm under the impression that the best weight for extended range is 168 & 175, which should be better stabiolized by a faster twist.
Win., Savage are 1 in 10" twist for .308

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Old 02-08-2005, 04:09 PM
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Re: Which model in a .308

does it ever get "warm" enough to go out and shoot there?
i played that twist game for a while in .30-06 and settled for 1-11 in lilja bbl .30-06 AI to shoot 150-165's mainly.i was told either will work(1-10,1-12).but factory 700bdl 1-10tw shot 165-180 great but 150's not as good.so i tweaked a little..was twist to blame for 150's? idk......
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