.308 Bolt action - Go! - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > Other Stuff > The Great Outdoors
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Great Outdoors Guns, Cannons, Fishing, Camping, and other fun stuff

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 19th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #1
Chiefwoohaw
Pokerob is my B*tch!
 
Chiefwoohaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 11,509
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default .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!!


Thoughts?
Chiefwoohaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old November 19th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #2
Easy_E
Web Wheeler !
 
Easy_E's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-18-07
Location: St Johns Mi
Posts: 1,156
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiefwoohaw View Post
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!!


Thoughts?
What range in OH ?
Easy_E is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #3
porterwelder
Member
 
Join Date: 05-08-09
Location: gladwin, michigan
Posts: 59
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I have a savage edge in .308, love it! my dad got me hooked with his remington mohawk 600 carbine.
porterwelder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #4
ajmorell
Senior Member
 
ajmorell's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-22-07
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 3,559
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to ajmorell
Default

It's more a hunting gun than long range shooter but I love my browning x bolt

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
ajmorell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #5
mean_greenEXJAY
YJ now
 
mean_greenEXJAY's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-05-07
Location: Vicksburg, MI
Posts: 1,387
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

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
mean_greenEXJAY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #6
Tim
I UNDERSTAND!!!
 
Tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-07
Location: Brooklyn, MI
Posts: 494
iTrader: (11)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I like the Ruger Gunsite Scout rifle. Very sexy.
Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #7
bgh1441
Senior Member
 
bgh1441's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-17-08
Location: Michigan
Posts: 283
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

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.
bgh1441 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #8
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,055
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmorell View Post
It's more a hunting gun than long range shooter but I love my browning x bolt

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
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.

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #9
SS
Doing stuff...and things.
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: 48309
Posts: 12,157
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Default

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
__________________
-Jer


Last edited by SS; November 20th, 2012 at 06:03 PM.
SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #10
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,055
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

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.

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #11
04PSD
aka Langford
 
04PSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-02-07
Location: La Salle, MI
Posts: 1,302
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

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.
04PSD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #12
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,055
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 04PSD View Post
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.

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #13
SS
Doing stuff...and things.
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: 48309
Posts: 12,157
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 04PSD View Post
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.

__________________
-Jer

SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #14
Christmas Cookie
rack tap re-rack click
 
Christmas Cookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-10-07
Location: Genesee County
Posts: 13,530
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiefwoohaw View Post
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!!


Thoughts?
HAHHAhahahahaha...good luck
Christmas Cookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #15
joe_jeep
welfare wheeler
 
joe_jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-03-06
Location: hazel park, mi
Posts: 5,864
iTrader: (37)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to joe_jeep
Default

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?
joe_jeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #16
BOGDOG
Senior Member
 
BOGDOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-11-06
Location: White Lake/Wixom
Posts: 2,284
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Center Hancho View Post
HAHHAhahahahaha...good luck
Ever heard of a Palma Match? It is done all the time.
BOGDOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #17
ajmorell
Senior Member
 
ajmorell's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-22-07
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 3,559
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to ajmorell
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chadcooper55 View Post
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.

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
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
ajmorell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #18
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 8,055
iTrader: (20)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

Do you have an a or x bolt?

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #19
ajmorell
Senior Member
 
ajmorell's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-22-07
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 3,559
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to ajmorell
Default

X-Bolt Hunter, 30-06, Blued/Walnut
ajmorell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #20
SS
Doing stuff...and things.
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: 48309
Posts: 12,157
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Default

Anyone else notice that ChiefWoohaw forgot about his post?
__________________
-Jer

SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > Other Stuff > The Great Outdoors

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.38793 seconds with 82 queries