What .308 rifle for $1600?

Epee

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What .308 rifle gives you the most bang for the buck in terms of accuracy and features in the $1600 range. Just a list is fine so I can research the brands. This does not include the scope. It does include the stock. Adjustable is not necessary but a synthetic with rail for sling attachments would be nice.

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tbrice23

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Savage arms.com
Go to their gun finder option and search by caliber- 308 win.

Every Savage I've ever purchased was about 80% of their listed MSRP. Use the rest towards glass.
 
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MudRunner2005

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What .308 rifle gives you the most bang for the buck in terms of accuracy and features in the $1600 range. Just a list is fine so I can research the brands. This does not include the scope. It does include the stock. Adjustable is not necessary but a synthetic with rail for sling attachments would be nice.

Thanks for the help and your time to post.
For $1,600 you could build a nice semi-custom rifle for that. Pickup a Remington 700 SPS in .30-06 (you will want the long action for seating long high-BC heavy bullets, and still using the magazine as a repeater). Then order a Bartlein 5R Rem Varmint/Sendero contour barrel 1:10 twist. Manners stock, and a PTG .250" recoil lug. Then take it to your smith. Have him blueprint and fit everything up, and you will have a hell of a shooter for your $1,600 price range.

If you are wanting to avoid the custom route, the Remington 700 5R Milspec 24" .308 Win is a well-known shooter. I've had one since 2009, and it will shoot 1/4 MOA consistantly with handloads.
 

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You really should research the reviews on the Remington 5R. Mine is about 10 years old and it will shoot a ragged hole with 5 shots at 100 yards. Stock gun except a replacement trigger (Timney).
 

Thebear_78

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Keep your eyes open on the used market. I just picked up this tube gun in 308 on a local precision rifle facebook page for $1500 dollars. Elessio chassis with jewel bottom safety trigger, rem 700 LTR barreled action. Pretty decent shooter, still doing some load developement but showing some promise.


 

Epee

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Thanks guys you gave me a starting point. I was having information overload and you helped.
 

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Check out the DPMS GII hunter in 308.
I just bought one because my son bought one last year and I fell in love with it.
It is easy to shoot, doesn't bust up your shoulder and is very accurate with our handloads.
 

Epee

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Thanks mtwarych, but I live in Kommiefornia, and I hate the bullet button thingy.
 

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Just picked up my 700 ltr and dang will this thing shoot. Picked up a jewell trigger to use on the rifle and once trying the factory one, will use it on something else. Only factory rifle that I did not have to do anything to the trigger. Barrel break in was easy and takes no time at all to clean, and 175 smks that I had loaded up already for another rifle was a ragged hole at 100 yards. Looking forward to going for longer range tomorrow.
 

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I like the Reminton Milpec 700. I have owned three over the last dozen years or so, all of them .25-.5MOA out of the box with no fuss. The M24 type barrel is one of the best kept secrets oit there. Cleans fast, and holds it's accuracy for +200 rounds without cleaning. For $1600 you will have money left over to upgrade your trigger to a Jewel or Timney and still have enough for a good bipod.IMO
 

Epee

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Looks like a Remington action is the best route to go. I will concentrate my funds and effort in that direction. Thanks everyone.
 

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