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Old 05-13-2021, 05:40 PM   #1
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Does anyone make a factory bold action with a 16” barrel in 308, or 6.5cm? Just looking for a simple cheap truck gun. I know Remington makes the 700 tactical but looking for any other options. Ruger ranch is perfect but I want something a little hotter than the Grendel or blackout.
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:18 PM   #2
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Buy a Bergara or Tikka and have it chopped. Bergara has the Ridge SP that’s 18”, but I don’t know of any others that are 16-16.5”.
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I’d go with the Remington, otherwise find exactly what you want and have it cut down.


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Old 05-13-2021, 06:30 PM   #4
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Remington, savage or an H&R handi type.

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Old 05-13-2021, 06:41 PM   #5
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Ruger American compact. Same as the ranch without the 5 round mag, has a removable 3 rounder and comes in .308


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Ruger American compact. Same as the ranch without the 5 round mag, has a removable 3 rounder and comes in .308


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Just bought one in 6.5CM and it’s a shooter!
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Just bought one in 6.5CM and it’s a shooter!

Holding half to 3/4 all day long with this baby. Makes a great suppressor host, only complain is the stock feels just a bit too flimsy to load a bipod with but solid gun for the money and accuracy


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Old 05-13-2021, 08:20 PM   #8
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Remington, savage or an H&R handi type.

Here is what I ended up with in .308Attachment 1049433Attachment 1049434

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What rifle is that?
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:21 PM   #9
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Ruger American compact. Same as the ranch without the 5 round mag, has a removable 3 rounder and comes in .308


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Looks like they are 18”. Did they used to be 16?
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Looks like they are 18”. Did they used to be 16?




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Old 05-13-2021, 08:25 PM   #11
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What rifle is that?
It's a remington 700 sps but i had it cut from 20" to 13" and added a 3" qd.

16" total length. I just had it made so I need to shoot it but I've been to dang busy.

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Some good rifles have been mentioned already.. but check out the little Winchesters. I saw them at cabelas.
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Ruger American compact. Same as the ranch without the 5 round mag, has a removable 3 rounder and comes in .308


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Those little Rugers are some shooters, especially for the price.
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Those little Rugers are some shooters, especially for the price.

That Winchester seems like a nice gun, price tag and button rifling are kind of turning me off though. Would definitely have to shoot one but I’ll keep that in the sights too


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That Winchester seems like a nice gun, price tag and button rifling are kind of turning me off though. Would definitely have to shoot one but I’ll keep that in the sights too


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Just throwing that out there as another option for the OP.
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It's a remington 700 sps but i had it cut from 20" to 13" and added a 3" qd.

16" total length. I just had it made so I need to shoot it but I've been to dang busy.

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I thought the barrel had to be 16" and then you add on any muzzle device on the end (brake, QD, etc.).
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I thought the barrel had to be 16" and then you add on any muzzle device on the end (brake, QD, etc.).
Not if the muzzle device is “permanent” aka pinned and welded into place.
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:47 AM   #18
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Not if the muzzle device is “permanent” aka pinned and welded into place.
Yeppers. Mine is permanent, if I don't like it I'll trash remington's HB and do something else with it.

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Old 05-14-2021, 09:45 AM   #19
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Some good rifles have been mentioned already.. but check out the little Winchesters. I saw them at cabelas.

Thanks. This is one I was not aware of.
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So after doing a little looking I realized the Ruger Compact is not threaded which is one of the requirements so the 2 that catch my eye are the Winchester XPR Stealth and the Bergara Ridge SP.

The XPR has a 16.5" barrel and OAL of 36.5" and I am seeing them BNIB for right around $600.

The Bergara has a 18" barrel and OAL of 37.5" so only 1" longer than the XPR and can be had for $750.

I really don't understand why Ruger doesn't chamber the Ranch rifle is some more popular calibers like 308, 6.5 CM or even 7-08.

Another one that i just came across is the TC Compass II Compact. 16.5" Barrel, OAL 36" and run around $440
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So after doing a little looking I realized the Ruger Compact is not threaded which is one of the requirements so the 2 that catch my eye are the Winchester XPR Stealth and the Bergara Ridge SP.

The XPR has a 16.5" barrel and OAL of 36.5" and I am seeing them BNIB for right around $600.

The Bergara has a 18" barrel and OAL of 37.5" so only 1" longer than the XPR and can be had for $750.

I really don't understand why Ruger doesn't chamber the Ranch rifle is some more popular calibers like 308, 6.5 CM or even 7-08.

Another one that i just came across is the TC Compass II Compact. 16.5" Barrel, OAL 36" and run around $440

I’d go with the Bergera if it was me. They make really good rifles for the money. I believe Ruger makes the American Predator model in an 18” threaded .308 if you want a cheaper option and are ok going with an 18” barrel.


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Old 05-14-2021, 10:35 AM   #22
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Remington has a model 7 , they are threaded with a 16 inch barrel. I have one in 308.
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So after doing a little looking I realized the Ruger Compact is not threaded which is one of the requirements so the 2 that catch my eye are the Winchester XPR Stealth and the Bergara Ridge SP.

The XPR has a 16.5" barrel and OAL of 36.5" and I am seeing them BNIB for right around $600.

The Bergara has a 18" barrel and OAL of 37.5" so only 1" longer than the XPR and can be had for $750.

I really don't understand why Ruger doesn't chamber the Ranch rifle is some more popular calibers like 308, 6.5 CM or even 7-08.

Another one that i just came across is the TC Compass II Compact. 16.5" Barrel, OAL 36" and run around $440

Questioning this statement a bit now. What I posted was a ruger American and it came factory threaded.... maybe they discontinued it? Now I’ve gotta do some research and figure out what’s going on


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Ruger compacts are threaded.
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So after doing a little looking I realized the Ruger Compact is not threaded which is one of the requirements so the 2 that catch my eye are the Winchester XPR Stealth and the Bergara Ridge SP.

The XPR has a 16.5" barrel and OAL of 36.5" and I am seeing them BNIB for right around $600.

The Bergara has a 18" barrel and OAL of 37.5" so only 1" longer than the XPR and can be had for $750.

I really don't understand why Ruger doesn't chamber the Ranch rifle is some more popular calibers like 308, 6.5 CM or even 7-08.

Another one that i just came across is the TC Compass II Compact. 16.5" Barrel, OAL 36" and run around $440
My daughter has the Compass 2 in 243 and that thing will flat out shoot. It has the 5R rifling in it. I had the original Compass in a 6.5 Creed and it was the same way. I took it to 700yds at the range many times and it would hit consistent with Hornady factory ammo. Dont look past them. They are a great bang for your buck. Especially as a knock around truck gun.
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That one is the 20" barrel model and the only "compact" that is threaded. The 18" barrel ones are not threaded.
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Ruger compacts are threaded.
according the the Ruger web site the only compact model that is threaded is the 20" barrel.
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according the the Ruger web site the only compact model that is threaded is the 20" barrel.

I’m almost certain I saw both the 308 and 243 threaded but I could be mistaken
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My daughter has the Compass 2 in 243 and that thing will flat out shoot. It has the 5R rifling in it. I had the original Compass in a 6.5 Creed and it was the same way. I took it to 700yds at the range many times and it would hit consistent with Hornady factory ammo. Dont look past them. They are a great bang for your buck. Especially as a knock around truck gun.
Thanks for the feedback. I have heard alot of good things about them. I may go this direction. As I am wanting something I don't care if it gets banged up, rained on, ect......
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Ruger ranch is threaded isnt it?
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Ruger ranch is threaded isnt it?
It is but not available in any chamberings I'm interested in. Why they don't offer it in 308, 6.5cm, 7-08 or something normal like that is beyond me.
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Ruger American predator in 308 has a 18” threaded barrel so check them out. Any Ruger American i have dealt with shot fantastic.


I’ve got a Bergara ridge sp in 308 with the 18” barrel and it’s a nice gun for sure..

If I was to start over though I think I would find a tikka in 308 and chop it to 16” and have it threaded



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Sig Sauer Cross has 16 in threaded barrel

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The Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifles come in 16 inch and are threaded.
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