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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15967108 04/03/21
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My last 308 I bought was the Ruger GSR. The Tikka scout or whatever it’s called would be high on the list now.

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The only.308 I own(or have ever owned, I think) is a Ruger 1B. It shoots around an inch, good enough for anything I’ll do with it. I bought it because it was a No. 1 that was waved in front of me for a good price. There are other calibers I’d have preferred, but it’s served me well.

I’ve loaded for and shot a couple BLR’s that were good shooters but I could never warm up to that rifle.

If I felt I needed a .308 as an all around hunting rifle today, I’d probably get a Sako 85 in one configuration or another.



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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: haverluk] #15973340 04/07/21
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Originally Posted by haverluk
The CRF thing would go to my Ruger RSI in 308 set up for eastern treestand hunting. Without CRF my NULA 308 or a Tikka get the nod.

The Ruger:
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Nice, I have two similar set ups, one with a walnut ultralight stock and Leupold 1-5 and the other with the same stock as yours but with a NECG peep sight.

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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15974280 04/08/21
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I'm not certain but, I think the only reason the 308 was invented was the General's were bored with the 30-06.

Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15974284 04/08/21
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I changed my mine, if I was going out today I would purchase a BLR take down.

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The more compact case of the 7.62X51 NATO was better for fully automatic weapons while giving just about all of the '06 power.

Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15977270 04/09/21
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Ruger American Predator, if they come with an AR style mag, would be loading it up to 30/30 equivalency..

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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15977364 04/09/21
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Money no object a Springfield Waypoint. More budget conscious then a Bergara HMR.


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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15977622 04/09/21
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There just isn't anything better for the money. And if you like (puke) plastic guns, they that option as well

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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15978068 04/09/21
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This would be tempting to me if the bolt were on the other side. In the campfire classifieds.

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Another nod to the Tikka.
Have a safe full of rifles and anymore my T3 light with a 3-10 NightForce is the one I reach for first.


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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15981792 04/10/21
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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: jorgeI] #15982940 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by jorgeI
There just isn't anything better for the money. And if you like (puke) plastic guns, they that option as well

[Linked Image from winchesterguns.com]

I agree on the gun but, the Fleur-de-lis checkering really sucks. What were they thinking? A standard diamond pattern would have been classic.

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probably either the ruger gsr or ruger american predator. for looks/handiness its hard to beat the ruger rsi but mine tends to open up after the first shot. first one is dead on though. i have not messed with the end cap or barrel channel at all yet. its on the list of things to do at some point. it doesn't get a lot of use these days since my son switched over to levers.


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Originally Posted by MM879
Originally Posted by jorgeI
There just isn't anything better for the money. And if you like (puke) plastic guns, they that option as well

[Linked Image from winchesterguns.com]

I agree on the gun but, the Fleur-de-lis checkering really sucks. What were they thinking? A standard diamond pattern would have been classic.


This!

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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: M721] #15983567 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by M721
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Originally Posted by jorgeI
There just isn't anything better for the money. And if you like (puke) plastic guns, they that option as well

[Linked Image from winchesterguns.com]

I agree on the gun but, the Fleur-de-lis checkering really sucks. What were they thinking? A standard diamond pattern would have been classic.


This!


I could not agree more. Not a fan in the least of fluer checkering.

Standard diamond for standard grade then offer a supergrade with better wood and wrap around checkering. Maybe even a ebony tip instead of the schnabel.


And while I’m picking nits, lose the swept bolt handle and put one on that is straight down. Oberndorf style.

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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15983730 04/11/21
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Been a while since I’ve owned a .308. Bought a Kimber Adirondack recently for a good price. If I don’t like it I can sell it and make a couple of hundred on it.


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Re: If you were buying a 308 today. [Re: Ky221] #15997926 04/16/21
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Originally Posted by Ky221
I’m on the search for a new hunting rifle and the CRF 308 thread got me thinking that a 308 would do everything I need a deer and pig rifle to do. I’m just having a hard time making my mind up as to which rifle.

If you were wanting a .308 for still hunting whitetail, box blind pigs and banging steel at the range and not being limited to CRF; what would you choose? How would you scope it, and what bullet would you choose for the 3 tasks? I’m leaning towards a Tikka and 165NBTS





To be frank I would immediately chase up a Brno ZKK601 with a pop up rear peep in 308 and call it good.


I would also not bother buying another rifle after that purchase.


These are my opinions, feel free to disagree.
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