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#3040469 - 11/19/12 12:43 PM Most practical/accurate .308
BirdDog123
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Hey guys,

I am thinking about getting a .308 for next year. I already have a great rifle for shots within 300 yards. What I am looking for is a practical .308 that can reasonably stretch out to 500-700 yards when I need it to.

I have been mostly looking at Savage and was wondering what kind of .308 would be the best suited for this task? I don't mind getting a heavy barreled gun but obviously I don't want a super tactical rifle that is better suited for Afghanistan rather than the deer stand.

I am trying to find a balance between accuracy, weight, and $$$. Any help from experienced .308 shooters would be greatly appreciated.

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#3040485 - 11/19/12 12:53 PM Re: Most practical/accurate .308 [Re: BirdDog123]
BigD_625
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This the Savage you're looking at?

http://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_10FP.htm

You might also consider the Remington 700 SPS tactical or sendero.

Here's another Savage.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/78075
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#3040501 - 11/19/12 01:08 PM Re: Most practical/accurate .308 [Re: BigD_625]
BirdDog123
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Yeah those were the ones I was looking at! Heard good things about the Remington 700 SPS too. Conflicted about which one to get
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#3040600 - 11/19/12 02:15 PM Re: Most practical/accurate .308 [Re: BirdDog123]
Rubberduck270
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If you'll watch the sales at your local Dick's sporting goods you can pick up a Remington 700 with heavy barrel very reasonably priced this time of year. I bought one in 22-250 a couple years ago for $399.99 and it had a decent Bushnell 4-12x40 scope on it. It was a Black Friday deal if I remember correctly.
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#3040654 - 11/19/12 03:03 PM Re: Most practical/accurate .308 [Re: Rubberduck270]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
If you'll watch the sales at your local Dick's sporting goods you can pick up a Remington 700 with heavy barrel very reasonably priced this time of year. I bought one in 22-250 a couple years ago for $399.99 and it had a decent Bushnell 4-12x40 scope on it. It was a Black Friday deal if I remember correctly.


I also saw someone on here say they got one for $425 recently.
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#3040856 - 11/19/12 05:39 PM Re: Most practical/accurate .308 [Re: BigD_625]
W C
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I have 2 Rem 700 SPS Tactical rifles and love 'em. VERY accurate and not too heavy with the 20" barrel. 1 has the barrel turned down and threaded for Ops Inc suppressor but the other is still in factory config. I did replace both triggers with Timney's though.
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#3041024 - 11/19/12 07:26 PM Re: Most practical/accurate .308 [Re: W C]
Mid
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Savage 10FP-SR is a fine deer rifle and long range shooter. look at stevens 200 also...same rifle but "sporter" barrel and $355 less ....leave more $$$ for good glass. here are 2 Savage/Stevens i use both for deer hunting long range steel plate shootin
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#3042006 - 11/20/12 11:08 AM Re: Most practical/accurate .308 [Re: Mid]
Travis G.
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I will second the stevens 200 I have one in 7mm-08 and for the money you cannot beat it. If you are planning on spending the extra money I have had better luck with out of the box accuracy with savage vs remington plus you get the accutrigger. I think this also more true if you don't reload. Also, if you do reload a 7mm-08 will give you better ballistic coefficient.
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#3042042 - 11/20/12 11:37 AM Re: Most practical/accurate .308 [Re: Travis G.]
Buccaneer
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Model 700™ XCR™ Tactical Long Range, Model 700™ SPS™ Tactical AAC®-SD™ or a Remington 700 LTR if you can find one. My LTR is a tack driver. My son has a Tactical AAC-SD and it shoots cloverleaf groups.
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