Rifle advice...

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by rugersmygun, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. rugersmygun

    rugersmygun Active Member

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    I am in the market for a new/used rifle in .308 it will be used for plinking, deer hunting some, and maybe a little long range shooting (for fun). This is my problem I would love to own a GA rock ect but I can't spend 3k+ on this rifle my budget is around $1500-2000 can you guys help me with some choices that fit my budget. I want the look of the sniper set-up 20"-24" heavy barrel my budget does not include a scope as I have that already...Thanks for any and all suggestions/help.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Check out the tactical line by savage. You could get the mod 10 in any of the configurations with that budget. You could also buy the Rem SPS and restock the rifle. Personally I'm a savage fan. They offer mod 10's w/ an H-S stock and a McMillan. You could also look at the 10BA.
     

  3. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    I'd definitely go with a Savage... if you get a real basic one, you can mod it out and still be under your budget. After my aftermarket bbl, stock, recoil lug, trigger and bolt handle, it was still under $2k, and it shoots awesome.
     
  4. rugersmygun

    rugersmygun Active Member

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    What mods would I need? How do the savage and the rem ltr compare?
     
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    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Look on the Savage website. Browse rifles. Pick the one you want. You'll be able to afford a nice scope too.
     
  7. Greyfox

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    I have owned three Remington 700 Mildpec 308''s since they were made available as a non catalog offering, and as I understand it, have barrels that are over runs from M24 production. They were all very nicely finished, and shot sub .5MOA out of the box. Nicely balanced with a varmint weight barrel, all stainless, and an HS Precision stock with Wundhammer style tactical grip. they run around $1000-1100. They are tough to find, but I bought all three 308's, and recently a 300WM Milspec from, The Exchange. They list on Guns America. They don't always have them listed, but he gets them on a regular basis. Another good alternative to take a look at.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 10th Anniversary 5R .308......Surgical precision for an out of the box plinker. Granted, I paid about $1,300 (after tax) for it several years back, but it has been WELL worth the money.

    I don't know what yall consider to be a good shootin gun, but back on Jan 13 I shot a 24-shot hotlap (1 after the other, with no pause other than reloading) with no fliers and no screw-ups, 1.594" group @ 100 yards using handloads on a barrel with 76 rounds on it (before the 24-shot group).

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  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    That's some pretty good shooting. You are actually a little wide on your measurement with the caliper. You need to squeeze a little tighter to the left hand hole. Then subtract .308 from your group. I think you'll find you are actually closer to 1" or a little less.
     
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    So, I need to bring it in to where the white starts and the green stops, on the left-hand side, correct? Then subract .308?

    I'll do a re-measure when I get home and I'll let you know. Thanks for the tip Tank. That was my first attempt at group measuring. Before that I have always done it the hillbilly way....Just look at the group and give it a yay or nay. LOL

    If you don't mind me asking, why do you subtract .308? I know that's the caliber, but where does that fit into the equation? Like I said, i'm new to the whole measuring thing, so any help and info is greatly appreciated.
     
  11. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    If I get a decent nights sleep this kind of performance is pretty typical with my Rem 700 Milspecs in 308, and 300WM. The barrels seem to hold this accuracy for around 2400 rounds(308),
     

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    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Grey, your handwriting looks as bad as mine does. Hahaha! :D
     
  13. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    With a budget up to $2k, you could easily go the custom route as well I would think. I would also throw a Rem 700 Sendero into consideration too, although they don't make new ones in .308 anymore, but you can still find them new in some places like this: 700 SENDERO .308 REMINGTON for sale (951808480)
     
  14. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    You are not the first person to point that out to me!:D