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As title says looking for advice on my next hunting rifle. Cartridge will be .308 win. I have gotten away from rifle hunting and bow hunted almost exclusively for the last three years. Would like to get back into carrying a rifle more often. Price range of $1500 or less. Deer, big black bear here in eastern NC, and possibly moose this year in Newfoundland or elk in CO. Open to synthetic or wood, stainless or blued. Have owned primarily savages in the past.

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I really like my Savage 14 but it appears they are no linger made. How about a featherweight Win in 308 if they can be found?

I prefer Win and Mauser types but can't really beat a rem 700 too :-)

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M70 FWT if you can find one. Get ready for a ton of Tikka recs. šŸ˜‡šŸ˜‚

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I like the M-70, never had one and always wanted to try one.

Myself, buying new, Stainless all the way and a composite stock.

Love the good old 308win. - super versatile with todays ammo and handloading bullets.

I'm wanting a Kimber Montana 308win.

M-70 featherweight in 308 stainless be hard to find.

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Tikka Superlite.

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I am a 270 win guy. Bang-flop.

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Model 70 extreme weather, mines accounted for half dozen whitetail, a few pronghorn and two cow elk all with 165 hornady spbt, From 50 yard Nebraska white tails to 419 yard Colorado cow elk

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It would be difficult to come up with a manufacturer that doesn't make a 308... how about more information about what you want- just to narrow it down a bit?


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Just a little over budget, but a great deal for a sub 6 lb. AR .308.

Patriot Ordnance Factory Rogue.

https://tombstonetactical.com/produ...rrel-20rd-semi-auto-rifle#product_detail


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Originally Posted by AU7MM08
Tikka Superlite.


Tikka superlite

If you're used to savages you'll think you bought a fancy custom..

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Mines a Kimber Classic.

Iā€™d repeat that, or a flip a coin for a Classic Select or Model 70 Featherweight or Ruger Hawkeye (that they no longer make, idiots).

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My favorite "hunting " 308 is my weatherby mkv ultralite

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Another vote for the model 70! Featherweight, extreme and the coyote all make for a great rifle.

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Tikka Superlite.


Tikka superlite

If you're used to savages you'll think you bought a fancy custom..

If going for light/mid weight Tikka is the way to go. Spend the rest on good glass and practice ammo.

If $1500 is the rifle alone budget take a look at Bergara Premier or B14 series. They're heavier but a Rem 700 clone they way Remington used to build them.

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I bought Tikkas new rough tech in 308. Great stock, and has tikkas great accuracy. I shot a 5 shot 3/4" group with it the other day.100 yds. Shot a 3 shot group a while back that I covered with a dime. It even has a threaded barrel if you choose to go suppressed somewhere down the road. Tough to beat a tikka for performance at a decent price.

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It will be pretty hard for me with all the great reviews not to look at Tikka for my next rifle when I take the notion.


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if you were or are a bowhunter yet buy a nice used Ruger #1 in a 308 , that`s what i did only i preferred a different cartridge . only a bowhunter would understand why a single shot with class .


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Thanks for all the advice so far. $1500 for the rifle then similar for the glass. Is the Bergara heavy enough to not want to carry for long hikes? Saw a rifle I was interested in but had a muzzle break which I have never owned. How much noise difference does this create? Thanks

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I'm a 270 guy as well, but either way Tikka is where I would look


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I have a shotgun so I have no need for a 30-06.....
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Originally Posted by Cheesy
Mines a Kimber Classic.

Iā€™d repeat that, or a flip a coin for a Classic Select or Model 70 Featherweight or Ruger Hawkeye (that they no longer make, idiots).


Wait a minute, they don't make the ruger hawkeye anymore??

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