Undecided!!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by meanmrmustard, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Active Member

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    Okay, so I have a conundrum of sorts. I am (happily) torn between three rifles. I am sure of caliber, which is 308 win., but I've come across these three in searching for an affordable range/deer/plinking/varmint rifle. This will be a nearly adaptable rifle for all forms of bolt action shooting I do. But which platform?

    Savage 11 .308. (with crappy scope). $429
    Weatherby Vanguard .308 $429
    And lastly...Ruger Scout Carbine. $850

    I have heard mixed reviews on them all. What do you folks think?
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a Ruger fan. (not oppossed, but don't know much about that one) So, that one's out for me.

    The other 2 are fairly even. Either one is capable.

    The Savage would likely have more potential for DIY upgrades over time.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Weatherby Vanguard hands down best choice for low cost rifle. Ruger scout is on my list too but for a inside 300 yard rifle.
     
  4. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    Wby Vangaurd by a landslide.
     
  5. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Get a Remington M742! They're FANTASTIC!!
     
  6. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Active Member

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    Why do I get the feeling of dread when you suggest that...
     
  7. diriel

    diriel Well-Known Member

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    The Ruger American Rifle™ Bolt-Action Rifle Models

    What about the new Ruger American Rifle? I have not played with one, but they LOOK promising. In fact for the price, and from what I See, I have already decided to pick one up sometime this year to tinker with.

    Anyone have any hands on with the Ruger RAR?
     
  8. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Active Member

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    Just googled it. DAMN!!! Let us throw that one in too. I realize that it is new, anyone got it to compare???
     
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Savage all the way! Sell the cheesy scope and get the one you want. It's a win, win situation. When you are ready to upgrade, get a new barrel. Though I am going to suggest the 10fp-sr. You get a heavy barrel contour in a usable length that will still optimize the .308's potential. The 11 will be good the FP-SR will be better. Just a thought. Either way you go, Savage is my choice.

    Tank
     
  10. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Coin toss between the Savage and the Weatherby.
     
  11. Dano5001

    Dano5001 Well-Known Member

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    I like both of these, Savage is probably going to have more aftermarket support, but I would not hesitate to buy either one.

    Enjoy your new rifle
     
  12. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Active Member

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    Thanks fer the feedback, fellas. Still pondering though.
     
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    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    Go shoulder them. I really liked the feel of the Weatherby, so after that it was no contest for me. I now have two Vanguards as a result.
     
  14. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Active Member

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    Excuse the rant. I called cabelas last night, literally got a half hour run around on the phone, only to find they have misadvertised the pricing of their vanguards by $70, and do not carry one in the chambering I seek. After inquiring about the RAR and the Savage, I was promptly hung up on at 6:30 pm on a Thursday. Suffice it to say that in this instance, I am going cold turkey and quitting the big business monster known as Cabelas. Quantity of sales has eclipsed quality of customer service.

    On a lighter note, my LGS says they're getting many of the RAR in next Wednesday! Unfortunately, Ruger I've just learned will only be pushing the .270 and 30-06 chamberings to start. .308 and other to follow. Damn.