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#5849967 - 07/27/15 09:10 AM 308 recommendation
doogie Offline
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Anyone have a recommendation on a 308 that is under or close to the $500 or $600 range.
hoping to get one with a magazine

Thanks


Edited by doogie (07/27/15 09:17 AM)

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#5850017 - 07/27/15 09:41 AM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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Tikka T3 or Thompson/Center Venture
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#5850023 - 07/27/15 09:46 AM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Tikka T3 or Thompson/Center Venture


Yup.
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#5850024 - 07/27/15 09:46 AM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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Savage 11 or Browning AB3 too. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the 4 mentioned.

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#5850164 - 07/27/15 11:23 AM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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All of those mentioned are good rifles. If I were you, I'd just go with the one that looks and feels best - in your opinion.
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#5850264 - 07/27/15 12:35 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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I got my Savage 11VT from Dick's for well under that price. I got it on sale, with a rebate, and signed up for the 10% off credit card and got double Dick's rewards points so I had a $40 gift card back in my pocket. But the others listed can be had under your budget as well. The other two I ended up looking hard at were the Tikka T3 lite and Weatherby Vanguard. Both were more hunting-geared guns and I wanted a bench gun with a heavy barrel, and the Savage was cheaper anyway. It shoots great and I love it, but I think you could probably say that if you buy any of the ones listed above.

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#5850404 - 07/27/15 02:00 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
doogie Offline
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I noticed no mention of Ruger or Remington.
Any reason to stay away from these?

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#5850413 - 07/27/15 02:03 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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You said in the 5-600 range and the better Remington 700's are a tad over that when new. Call me spoiled but I wouldn't buy a 788. JMO on Remington rifles and I have a few

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#5850444 - 07/27/15 02:22 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: artrios60]
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Originally Posted By: artrios60
You said in the 5-600 range and the better Remington 700's are a tad over that when new. Call me spoiled but I wouldn't buy a 788. JMO on Remington rifles and I have a few


Will buy a Remington 788 in good condition any day, have a few and have owned several others and all shot very well.

Have not been happy with Remington firearms in several years and doubt I ever buy another. There are too many other good rifles out there. Have owned several Rugers over the years and no complaints about them, just the 2 that I mentioned above have impressed me with accuracy and bang for the buck.
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#5850481 - 07/27/15 02:38 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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Ruger American Predator is another option. Has a mag, a pic rail, adj trigger, and comes threaded if you want to run a brake or a suppressor. Buds has them for $376. The Standard American is even cheaper if you don't want/need a threaded barrel.
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#5850568 - 07/27/15 03:42 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
RCINTX Offline
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I vote Savage. Very doable in your budget. They did have $100 rebates on these.


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#5850909 - 07/27/15 07:18 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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Howa.



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#5851133 - 07/27/15 09:00 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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Savage or Tikka. Both will be all you need and more

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#5851138 - 07/27/15 09:03 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: doogie]
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Tikka T-3
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#5851147 - 07/27/15 09:10 PM Re: 308 recommendation [Re: firestick]
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Originally Posted By: firestick
Howa.



The Howa and Weatherby Vanguard rifles are really nice for the money.
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