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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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.308 Bolt action - Go!

So the next pickup will be a .308 bolt action rifle. I'm having a hard time deciding to spend money or not. On the not $$ end is the Remington 700 variety . .

I've joined a gun club with a range up to 1,000 yards and thing it will be a blast!!


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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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So the next pickup will be a .308 bolt action rifle. I'm having a hard time deciding to spend money or not. On the not $$ end is the Remington 700 variety . .

I've joined a gun club with a range up to 1,000 yards and thing it will be a blast!!


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What range in OH ?
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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #3
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I have a savage edge in .308, love it! my dad got me hooked with his remington mohawk 600 carbine.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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It's more a hunting gun than long range shooter but I love my browning x bolt

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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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Rem 700 comes in many different flavors, some that are very good at long range target shooting, like this one http://www.impactguns.com/remington-...700296630.aspx
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Old November 20th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #6
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I like the Ruger Gunsite Scout rifle. Very sexy.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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If you go for a rem700 spend the money on the one above all their base and midline 700's have the worst feeling bolt I have ever felt. I got a weatherby vanguard s2 and the bolt is so smooth, the next in line was the the tikka t3 lite.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #8
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It's more a hunting gun than long range shooter but I love my browning x bolt

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The worst thing with brownings is that they epoxy the barrel in the receiver. You can't ever rebarrel it. The x bolts have a loud click when you work the action. I love my a bolt but I wouldn't buy another one.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #9
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This is my "Budget Build" .308 800 yard rifle.

Started as a Remington 700 SPS Tactical .308

20" Barrel turned down and threaded (5/8-24)

Surefire MB762SSAL/RE Muzzle Brake/Suppressor Adapter

Professionally bedded Warne Tactical steel 20 MOA Picatinny Scope Base

Bell and Carlson Medalist (Full aluminum bedding block) M40 Stock

Sako Extractor

Mag X-tender increases mag capacity to 7+1

Professionally tuned X-Mark Pro trigger set at 2.5 pounds. All adjustments have been epoxied to lock in position. No weight wandering as is common with these triggers.

Triad Tactical Stock Pouch (Ranger Green)

Harris Bipod 6-9" (notched legs)

Badger Ordnance 30mm USMC rings lapped to perfection

Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50mm FFP EBR-1 MRAD optic






It's simple, cheap (under $2500 with optics is cheap for a precision rifle), and sub-moa all day long. Very soft on the shoulder too.

If you're looking at modifying the rifle go with a Remington 700. It's simple, reliable and the aftermarket for it is HUGE.

If you're looking to spend your time going for 1000 you're going to want to look at something other than .308 Win for the cartridge and investing in some reloading equipment (if you don't have it already). There are a whole shit ton of factors in making that far of a shot with a non-magnum/big bore rifle. .260 Remington, .300 Win Mag, .300 WSM, 7MM RM, 7 WSM, etc.

I HIGHLY recommend you check out these two links.

http://demigodllc.com/articles/pract...ing-equipment/

http://snipershide.com/forum/ubbthre...232#Post237232
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Old November 20th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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Nice gun ss!

I don't have any pics on my phone of my big long range rifle but these are the specs I can remember off the top of my head.

-300wsm
-Winchester m70 action
-McMillan a5 stock
-Can't remember what trigger but it goes down to 4oz
-badger ordinance rings and base
-can't remember barrel mfg but 26" with a brake
-leupold mk3 lrt
-badger big bolt handle

Last time I got it out I was getting just under 1" groups at 300 yards. I have been VERY impressed with the caliber and the rifle.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #11
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I have 3 remington 700's right now, and love every one of them (one .243 ADL, one .243 VLS, one .30-06 BDL)...great guns, 2 are sub-moa rifles, I haven't shot the third enough to know if it is or not.

I plan on picking up .300 mag for a long range shooter in the not so near future (a lot of other guns on my list first), and although I LOVE my 700's, I think I may go with a Savage 110 BA. I have always heard great things about Savage's out of the box accuracy, so I want to see for myself. The two 700's that I have a lot of rounds through and shoot sub moa took a bit of tweaking to get them there, which is fun...but a factory gun that can do the same sounds interesting.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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I have 3 remington 700's right now, and love every one of them (one .243 ADL, one .243 VLS, one .30-06 BDL)...great guns, 2 are sub-moa rifles, I haven't shot the third enough to know if it is or not.

I plan on picking up .300 mag for a long range shooter in the not so near future (a lot of other guns on my list first), and although I LOVE my 700's, I think I may go with a Savage 110 BA. I have always heard great things about Savage's out of the box accuracy, so I want to see for myself. The two 700's that I have a lot of rounds through and shoot sub moa took a bit of tweaking to get them there, which is fun...but a factory gun that can do the same sounds interesting.
I have a savage 22 250 and it shoots very well. I have been very impressed with the tikka t3 for accuracy also.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #13
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I have 3 remington 700's right now, and love every one of them (one .243 ADL, one .243 VLS, one .30-06 BDL)...great guns, 2 are sub-moa rifles, I haven't shot the third enough to know if it is or not.

I plan on picking up .300 mag for a long range shooter in the not so near future (a lot of other guns on my list first), and although I LOVE my 700's, I think I may go with a Savage 110 BA. I have always heard great things about Savage's out of the box accuracy, so I want to see for myself. The two 700's that I have a lot of rounds through and shoot sub moa took a bit of tweaking to get them there, which is fun...but a factory gun that can do the same sounds interesting.
You don't have to tell me about a Savage! Savage rifles are by far the best bang for the buck and one of the most out of the box accurate rifles you can buy under $600. I went with Remington just because of the aftermarket support and availability.

This is a Savage 110BA Heavy Barrel that was specially ordered from the factory. I received it in bone stock form and built it up as cheap as possible as an experiment.

I had a total of $700 invested in this rifle and it was a damned tack driver. I'm still kicking myself for trading it off.

Savage 110 BA HB
.300 Win Mag
Bell and Carlson tan w/ black webbing stock
Cheaper Harris 6-9" bipod
Rifle Basix trigger set at ~1 pound
EGW alloy 20 MOA scope base

The only complaint I had with it was not enough weight. I was actually planning on removing the recoil pad and filling the stock with about five pounds of steel shot to help stabilize it and tame the recoil without having to add a muzzle brake. I was only going to use it for 1000 yards+ so weight wasn't an issue (carrying for hunting).

They're very simple and easy to work on and you can even rebarrel it yourself at home since Savage uses a barrel nut design. Damn good rifles. In stock form though... you can definitely see where they cut costs. The factory plastic stock that came on it was uncomfortable, hideous and very poorly made and since this was a non-accutrigger model the factory trigger sucked too.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #14
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So the next pickup will be a .308 bolt action rifle. I'm having a hard time deciding to spend money or not. On the not $$ end is the Remington 700 variety . .

I've joined a gun club with a range up to 1,000 yards and thing it will be a blast!!


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HAHHAhahahahaha...good luck
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Old November 20th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #15
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savage 110 or 111, hard to beat for the price.
mabey in 300mag, 7mag, or 338 lapua mag if you want to shoot distance.

there are better guns, but your gonna pay alot more to shoot a little better.
if you are gonna customize it, think used mabey?
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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #16
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HAHHAhahahahaha...good luck
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The worst thing with brownings is that they epoxy the barrel in the receiver. You can't ever rebarrel it. The x bolts have a loud click when you work the action. I love my a bolt but I wouldn't buy another one.

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The barrel being epoxied doesn't bother me. I don't see shooting the barrel out of a hunting rifle and it shoots 1/2 moa out of the box (at least mine did out to 300 yards...haven't shot it past that). I either don't have or don't notice the click you're talking about. If I did it again I'd take a better look at the newer Model 70 or pony up and buy a Kimber Montana. I can see where the ability to rebarrel a gun might be of importance for a gun that is going to see high round counts
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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #18
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Do you have an a or x bolt?

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Old November 30th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #19
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