Which 308?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Nomosendero, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, I will be buying a 308 in the next 3-4 months. I want one with a 1-10 twist & with a 20-22" barrel, I have other rifles with longer tubes. This rifle will be used in the woods for Deer/Hogs, but also will be shot a good deal on Targets & things you would normally do with a 308. I am looking at 3 rifles, only the Sav. has detachable mag. unfortunately. I would like your opinions & thoughts on these. Oh, the regular SPS Tact. has a 1-12, but this one is a 1-10.

    Thanks

    Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD - Remington Centerfire Rifles

    SUB-MOA TR | Weatherby.com

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  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    They are all good choices and you have them in my order of recommendation's.

    The reason for the Remington first is the available aftermarket parts.(Triggers,stocks,scope
    mounts. ETC) but be sure it is a 1 in 10 twist. I don't care much for the stock but it can be
    replaced if need be.

    The Weatherby sub MOAs are fine rifles but parts are fewer for it.

    The Savage are the least expensive and are known shooters so the choice is really just a
    matter of which one you like best.

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  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Well JE knows his stuff when it comes to .308's. But my hat will be thrown in with the Savage. It has the DBM, Accu-Stock, and trigger. So that in it self is the selling point for me. You buy it, scope it, and shoot it! But should you want to dump a bunch more money into it, then go for the Remmy and do all the aftermarket stuff to accurize and customize it to your liking. Have fun with your decision. It took me about a year to decide and I went with a Savage Low Pro Mod 12 w/DBM. I haven't regretted my decision and have added a MKII FV 22LR to the cabinet as well. Haven't regretted that purchase either.

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  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    From your stated list, I would go with the Savage.
    I am not a fan of Hogue stocks, so that rules out your Remington choice, and not famliar enough with the Weatherby to comment on it.
    I would also look at the Remington 5R 308. Comes with an HS Precision stock. The barrel twist is 1x11.25 I believe. Will handle the heavier bullets.
     
  5. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    Me I would fo SAV,REM,WEATHER
     
  6. doug san antonio

    doug san antonio Member

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    For what it's worth....

    really like my remington sps (varmint)26" bull brl. I put a Bell & Carlson tactical stock and a JP Large-Profile Tactical Compensator...it's quite the tac driver.

    although I do not know how it compares to the sps you mentioned.

    didn't like the action of the savage

    not impressed with the weatherby in comparison.
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Me too!
     
  8. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    +1....
     
  9. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for the replys. It appears that if I choose the Rem the stock would need to be bedded as the Hogue sure has some flex. I assume you could "rough up" the inletting on the Hogue & get bedding to stick.

    I understand that the Sav. Accustock has been updated or "improved", I don't know what the improvements are however.

    I have not found anyone who has the Tact. TR.
     
  10. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

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    The Weatherby sub MOA is an over priced Howa 1500. Don't get me wrong Howa rifles are known shooters. I took mine to an F class match and it will hit what ever the shooter points it at. The weatherby name is pretty expensive.

    The Remington on your list is a decent priced stick but the Savage will shoot rings around it.

    If it were my money to spend I would either get a Howa 1500 that actually says Howa on it or get the savage.
     
  11. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you are right. I noticed that I can get a Howa heavy barrel 308 "barreled action" & then order a B&C Medalist stock at a lower price than the other choices & should be a good set-up.
     
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  13. fireroad

    fireroad Well-Known Member

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    +2. I'm guessing by your other two choices you are not going to put a compensator on this rifle. If that is the case I would go with the standard SPS tactical over the AAC-SD edition. You are paying alot more for the threaded bbl and "upgraded" Hogue stock (oxymoron?). You would be much better off taking the money you saved and junking the Hogue all together for a B&C Varmint/tactical stock. Add a trigger job and you would have one heck of a shooter with the option of mire aftermarket parts then you can shake a stick at. Good luck!

    MODEL 700™ SPS™ TACTICAL
     
  14. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but I want a 1-10.