Which model in a .308

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Inukshuk, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Inukshuk

    Inukshuk Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. Guest

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    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!
     

  3. kac1345

    kac1345 Well-Known Member

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    Yup I would say Rem 700
     
  4. bucknutz

    bucknutz Well-Known Member

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    a hunting pal and i both have very accurate 25-06 rem 700 classics.thats my factory 500 yarder.
     
  5. zupatun

    zupatun Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Matt
     
  6. Ramses II

    Ramses II Well-Known Member

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    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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  7. bucknutz

    bucknutz Well-Known Member

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    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......