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  • jsockol22

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    First of all let me apologize if this is the wrong thread for this. But I'm looking for a bolt action rifle in 308 for long range target shooting (100m minimum up to 600m) and possible hunting in the future. Someone recommended a Savage 10 fxp 308. I don't have a huge budget, but if I do get this Savage I'm most likely going to replace the stock as almost every review I have read is saying that Savage doesn't use the best stocks. Any advice on rifles, stocks, barrels, and ammunition will be greatly appreciated. I am willing to answer any questions and listen to any advice / constructive criticism given. Thank you in advance for your time and answers.
     

    Sapper740

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    Check out the CZ 550 Varmint rifle. It has a 25.6" long hammer forged heavy barrel for maximum velocity and accuracy as well as a single set trigger.
     

    Younggun

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    I prefer a smaller rifle package so I went with the Savage 10 PC. The 18" barrel will have more than enough velocity to carry 600m and it will shoot half inch groups if you reload. Factory match ammo will stay under 1".

    The stick is actually put together pretty well, but I find the LOP to be a little short and it's not as well suited to shooting prone.

    The really like the new accutrigger. Easily adjustable for weight, can be made crazy light with a simple modification for target shooting and still be adjusted up to a couple pounds if you aren't comfortable hunting with a super light trigger.


    Also has a threaded barrel for a brake or suppressor if that matters to you.


    No matter the specific model, it's hard to beat the off the shelf accuracy of a model 10 Savage.
     

    navysooner

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    Some people will laugh it this suggestion but the people that bash on the gun I'm about to suggest don't own one and have never shot one. Look at the Remington 770 in .308. I bought one even after seeing people bash them but I saw the reviews from people that actually own them loved them. Got 3 deer and multiple hogs with it this past year.
     

    Dawico

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    Get a Savage with the stock you want. I have seen a Savage in .308 with a 20" heavy barrel in a nice tactical stock for under $700.

    A 20" barrel will get you out to 1000 yards with the right ammo.

    The Accutrigger is awesome.

    Federal Gold Medal match ammo is hard to beat unless you load your own.
     

    Dawico

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    Some people will laugh it this suggestion but the people that bash on the gun I'm about to suggest don't own one and have never shot one. Look at the Remington 770 in .308. I bought one even after seeing people bash them but I saw the reviews from people that actually own them loved them. Got 3 deer and multiple hogs with it this past year.

    They are a good entry level rifle for cheap and will be fine for short to medium range hunting. The problem is they don't upgrade well for long range shooting. They just aren't made for it and it would be very expensive to turn them into one.

    For a cheap starter rifle the Savage Axis II has the accutrigger and is easily upgradable. It is still way more expensive than getting the gun you want to start with though.
     

    jrbfishn

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    Welcome, talked to you earlyer at the store, ugly bearded guy. You listened, good for you. Many don't. These are smart folks and the info on the rem 770 is correct, it aint light, pretty, or smooth, but it is accurate. Does not have adjustable trigger and i can not get them in .308. Hug the kids, they were great tonight.


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    jrbfishn

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    Welcome, talked to you earlyer at the store, ugly bearded guy. You listened, good for you. Many don't. These are smart folks and the info on the rem 770 is correct, it aint light, pretty, or smooth, but it is accurate. Does not have adjustable trigger and i can not get them in .308. Hug the kids, they were great tonight.

    Oh yeah, check out the hicksville threads

    Sent by a idjit coffeeholic

    Dammit, that did not work right, idgit


    Sent by a idjit coffeeholic
     

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