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Old 09-07-2012, 08:47 PM
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New 308 And Down To Two

Well, I've got a need/want for a 308 rifle since I've never owned one. I live in Tennessee and hunt here and in Kentucky where shots will be no farther than 300-400 yards on a very rare occasion. Most shots will be 100 or under. This will be my go to whitetail rifle and hunting is from stands. I don't shoot competitive.
I was looking at rifles and two really caught my eye but they are two different beasts. The Remington 700 Milspec 5R and the Thompson Center Icon Weathershield. The Rem has a $1000 tag and the TC has a $650 tag. I think both will be fine for stand hunting but I'm having a hard time talking myself into spending the extra money for the 5R. I like the idea of the heavy barrel and that not too many of them are made but.......
I have a new Monarch 3.5x10x42 BDC to go on which ever one I end up with. What do you think??
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:54 AM
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Re: New 308 And Down To Two

I think you ought to look at the Savage 11 LWH chambered in 308 as well, at least my personal opinion. I have one and it's light and shoots very well with factory ammunition.......
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:31 AM
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Re: New 308 And Down To Two

Another one to consider is the FN TSR. I bought one last spring and really like. Maybe just the fact that it's the first rifle i've owned that has a 20" barrel.
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I think you ought to look at the Savage 11 LWH chambered in 308 as well, at least my personal opinion. I have one and it's light and shoots very well with factory ammunition.......
Plus one, also look at the savage 11 long range hunter both great guns
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:58 PM
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Re: New 308 And Down To Two

If you're going to be stand hunting, the 5R has more capability than you need. Look at the Remington SPS.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:49 AM
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Plus one, also look at the savage 11 long range hunter both great guns
+1, if your not going to buy the 5r.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:33 PM
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Re: New 308 And Down To Two

If 400 is your max shot and you mostly treestand hunt I would definitely get a 20" barrel. I would look at the Savage 10 pc or a Remington 700 AAC. I would lean toward the savage because it comes with the trigger adjustable down to 1.5 lbs.
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