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Old 04-25-2022, 07:28 PM   #1
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Have a .308 rifle that you love? Tell me about it.
I’m thinking I need a .308 but I’m not sure which one.


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Old 04-25-2022, 07:38 PM   #2
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Henry 308 Long Ranger. Beautiful and accurate lever action.
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Old 04-25-2022, 07:44 PM   #3
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.........which one?????


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Old 04-25-2022, 07:54 PM   #4
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.........which one?????


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Your favorite one.
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:11 PM   #5
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Both are Ruger American Predators

One has been cut down to 16” and sports a Dead Air Sandman.

This gun is in a Boyds laminate stock and is set up to shoot 125/130 hand loads. 1/2moa

Topped with a Nikon Monarch 3x9-40



#2 has a 18” barrel sporting a Sandman as well

It sits in a B&C stock and is set up for target shooting. Nosler 168 and Speer 165s are its favorites

Topped with a Arken 4-16x50 it’s a heavy gun with mild recoil, lots of fun dialing shots at steel


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Old 04-25-2022, 08:20 PM   #6
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Model 100 Winchester... Gun I killed my first deer with sitting in a ground blind alone at 7 years old!! That was almost 63 years ago and I still have that gun... It's been the death of a many a deer and hog...
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:26 PM   #7
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Christianson Arms Ridgeline. Just now working on getting her dialed in. Topped with a Nightforce SHV 4x14x56. She’s a beaut Clark.


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Old 04-25-2022, 09:04 PM   #8
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French MAS in 308

Bergara Wilderness Ridge too!
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:41 PM   #9
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Ruger Gunsite Scout!
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:47 PM   #10
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Remington Model 7 CDL. Has accounted for 100's of hogs.
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:50 PM   #11
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Tikka CTR. Shoots Federal Fusion 180 grain really well. I’ve shot loads of animals with it. Shot this nilgai cow and a bull this year with it and it did a number on them
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Old 04-25-2022, 09:56 PM   #12
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My favorite is my Remington 788 carbine 308. It’s a special gun to me and crazy accurate.
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Old 04-25-2022, 10:42 PM   #13
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I am in same boat with bone thug
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Old 04-25-2022, 11:10 PM   #14
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It started life as a DPMS Oracle. It now has a RRA trigger and an Odin handguard, and adjustable gas block.
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Old 04-26-2022, 06:29 AM   #15
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Remington 700 5R Milspec 20”.

The gun is a factory anomaly. From the get go it has shot 175 Bergers in under 1/2” at 2800fps. It has a cavernous freebore, I seat the bullets above at 2.950” and still have .030 jump to the lands.

I’ve worked up a load with 168 Accubond Long Range loads at 2961fps and stopped without pressure signs.

I have a few other custom rifles but I find myself grabbing this one more often than not.


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Old 04-26-2022, 07:51 AM   #16
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it's a toss up between my savage bas-k and my ruger precision... the savage has a 6" advantage , the Ruger is my go to pig slayer @200 yards at night with trijicon accupoint.

they both shoot really good ... did a .67 " group @400 yards on a calm day with the ruger


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Old 04-26-2022, 08:18 AM   #17
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Ruger red pad 77V. Owned this rifle since 1988. Clover leafs holes at 200yds with 165gr factory ammo.
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Old 04-26-2022, 08:57 AM   #18
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My Sig Cross rifle shoots 1/2 MOA and is light and compact.
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Old 04-26-2022, 09:28 AM   #19
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My Sig Cross rifle shoots 1/2 MOA and is light and compact.

How's the recoil on that?
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Old 04-26-2022, 09:30 AM   #20
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For hunting, Bergara B-14 Timber.

For everything else, Springfield M1A National Match.

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Old 04-26-2022, 09:36 AM   #21
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Armalite AR-10 with 16" barrel, carry it suppressed.

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Old 04-26-2022, 09:49 AM   #22
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How's the recoil on that?
I shoot it suppressed and it recoils much lighter than I originally thought it would.
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:21 AM   #23
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700 AAC 16.5" skim bedded in a HS stock...
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Old 04-26-2022, 08:05 PM   #24
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PSA PA10 with Bushnell SA Elite 2.8-10x 40mm scope. Used it exclusively last season. Took my biggest buck to date with it.
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Old 04-26-2022, 08:18 PM   #25
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Remmington 788 with a 16" varmint barrel.
It shoots whatever I feed it. It's the cheapest rifle Remmington ever made (I think) but it shoots great if you can get past the 7 pound trigger!
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Old 04-26-2022, 08:39 PM   #26
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Kimber 8400 Patrol

Shoots unbelievably well with TAP LE 168eld-m
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Old 04-26-2022, 08:39 PM   #27
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I built this little 16.5” “Frankenstein” for myself with parts I had in my shop not getting used. Rock Creek 10 twist sendero contour at 16.5” and a blueprinted 700 (I recently did my first bolt handle time and TIG weld on this one).
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Old 04-27-2022, 07:11 AM   #28
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Diamondback DB10. Handy with the 16" barrel, holds plenty of bullets and will shoot MOA if I do my part. It's like an Ar15, but for men.
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Old 04-27-2022, 08:50 AM   #29
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My Ruger american predator. All I’ve done to it is a little polishing on the trigger and used epoxy to stiffen up the stock. I run a Sig suppressor on it.

Cheap(I don’t mind it getting banged around or damaged)
Accurate(1/2moa at 100 with my handloads)
Great trigger for a stock rifle
Light weight

Second place is my dads BLR 308. Beautiful rifle, very well built, accurate and I killed my first deer with it.
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Old 04-27-2022, 09:23 AM   #30
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Old 04-27-2022, 10:30 AM   #31
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Remington 700 action sent to Pac-Nor. Varmint profile cut to 16 inches and threaded had them install a brake but it stays suppressed. Used Magpul mag conversion kit but wished id stayed BDL. Very mild on recoil the kids favorite rifle. It took about 7 months to build. That was the estimate from Pac-Nor. Cant remember how to upload picts at the moment.
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Old 04-27-2022, 10:31 AM   #32
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Ain't much to tell. Just one them ugly old Savages.
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Old 04-27-2022, 11:17 AM   #33
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My favorite .308 was the Marlin that I bought my son when we went elk hunting. The Kimber that I bought at the NRA banquet wouldn’t group with any of several brands of ammo. I own no .308s now. Not that I have anything against them, I just don’t need one.
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Old 04-27-2022, 11:32 AM   #34
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Ain't much to tell. Just one them ugly old Savages.
How do you like that BOG? Looking for something like that for night hog blasting.
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Old 04-27-2022, 11:40 AM   #35
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springfield M1A1 super match
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Old 04-27-2022, 12:10 PM   #36
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How do you like that BOG? Looking for something like that for night hog blasting.
It's rock solid with every gun I put on it. Even my PCP air rifles. It will hold a 15 lb gun without tilting. It is a bit on the heavy side but manageable.
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Old 04-27-2022, 12:42 PM   #37
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Sako Black Bear. Handy size, quality build and very accurate!


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Old 04-27-2022, 12:57 PM   #38
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Saco Finnbear Delux. Beautiful well made 308.
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Old 04-27-2022, 01:02 PM   #39
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An old Mossberg 800A!lol She ain't much to look at but sho nuff a shooter! My Dad bought it back in the 70's from a co-worker who was needing some money. Seems like it was less than a hundy. Prolly not worth much but sentimental value is on up there.
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Old 04-27-2022, 05:10 PM   #40
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It's rock solid with every gun I put on it. Even my PCP air rifles. It will hold a 15 lb gun without tilting. It is a bit on the heavy side but manageable.
Good deal, thank ya sir.
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Old 04-27-2022, 05:54 PM   #41
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Remington Model 700v, Heavy barrel with heavy wood stock. Bought it in early 70s I believe but could be wrong. Always gets the job done.
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Old 04-27-2022, 06:56 PM   #42
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My favorite is my Remington 788 carbine 308. It’s a special gun to me and crazy accurate.
Took the words right out of my mouth. My favorite rifle snd the one I grab the most when going into the field.
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Old 04-27-2022, 07:11 PM   #43
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I’ve got 22” and 18” tikkas in 308… absolutely fantastic guns. Bought my dad a Ruger predator in 308 and for the money it’s hard to beat
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Old 04-28-2022, 12:11 PM   #44
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A Remington 788 shooter here, 150gr Barnes ttsx @ 3000 FPS
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Old 04-28-2022, 03:36 PM   #45
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had a ruger mk2 stainless with the original synthetic stock,,, for a box stock gun i managed to get it down to .037" at 100 with a 150 ballistic tip, with the 125 ballistic tip i got it down to .157 at 100,,,, should have kept it!
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Old 04-29-2022, 05:51 AM   #46
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Savage 99 with a fixed 2x7 leupold that I inherited from my grandpa, watched him kill a pile of critters with it. I have done the same but its semi-retired now. This thread reminded me about it, time to take it out of the safe and check it out.
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Old 04-29-2022, 06:00 AM   #47
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Bushmaster br308 16"bbl adjustable gas block. Cmc trigger, once I got the gas tuned properly it's a sewing machine now
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:26 AM   #48
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Remington 700p LTR left hand that I had S&S Precision build up back when Stick was alive. It’s a hammer on deer. Love the .308 caliber
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:33 AM   #49
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I love my Rem 700 20” 5R but lost it to my wife.

Now I run a Rem 700SPS in a Q side chick


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Old 04-29-2022, 09:51 AM   #50
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Winchester featherweight stainless 308. Shot my first elk with, it's a safe queen now.
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