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Posted: 9/9/2013 9:46:52 AM EDT
I'm looking to buy an off the shelf bolt gun that can shoot 1.5 moa or better with factory ammo. It must be chambered in 7mm-08, .308, .270, or 300 WIN MAG.  I dont want to spent over $500.  I already have a scope and rings. What are my options?
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:52:52 AM EDT
Weatherby Vanguard.  
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:54:23 AM EDT
If you really want to go cheap, check out a Stevens 200 ( roughly $350). The plus side is savage 10 parts  will interchange with the Stevens. So if you want to re barrel or new trigger, there is quite a bit of after market support.

Go check out the precision rifles forum over in the armory section.  Lots of good info over there.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:54:26 AM EDT
Savage is guaranteeing MOA accuracy on certain rifles
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:56:26 AM EDT
Swiss K31 with milsurp ammo.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:57:46 AM EDT
Tikka T3 Lite. Very accurate right out of the box. I had one in .308 I wished I never sold. Buds got one 7.08 that's shooter also. Ran slightly north of $500 for the synthetic and blued version.

Link Posted: 9/9/2013 9:57:54 AM EDT
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Yup, 500 bucks and MOA guarantee. I love mine.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:01:38 AM EDT
A Tikka is just right over your budget.   The Weatherby or HOWA guns will do it.  Savage will too.
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I'll second this. If you reload its even better since 7.5 swiss is actually a 308 bullet

I just got my K31 recently and I am now a big big fan
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Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:04:32 AM EDT
Value-for-money... nothing can touch the Savage Accutrigger rifles.  They're ugly, they're terribly built, the fit and finish is lousy.  And they almost invariably shoot like houses on fire.  

Got to one of the "sniper matches" that are starting to pop up, and you'll see quite a few $2000+ scopes mounted on $500 Savage rifles.... and some of them are winning.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:05:04 AM EDT
you want a swap barrel?
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:08:12 AM EDT
Savage
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Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:09:43 AM EDT
Tikka T3
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This is hard to beat.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:10:48 AM EDT
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I'll second this. If you reload its even better since 7.5 swiss is actually a 308 bullet

I just got my K31 recently and I am now a big big fan
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I'll second this. If you reload its even better since 7.5 swiss is actually a 308 bullet

I just got my K31 recently and I am now a big big fan


Third. I have both that and its granddad, the 96/11, which is even LONGER. Accuracy is close to "minute of oh my god I think I hit the same hole".
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:11:28 AM EDT
For the price and accuracy requirements you listed - Savage.

While I've checked out the Axis/Stevens, etc. and they seem decent enough... definitely spend the extra $100 to get yourself a standard Savage Model 10/11/110/111-based rifle.  Quality rifle, many decades proven design, more parts and aftermarket parts available, etc.

The Tikka recommendations are a good option too though.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:13:12 AM EDT
Remington 700 aac .308

oh shit, u said $500  

Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:13:33 AM EDT
Just about any of them will do that.  The bolt action hunting rifle is the one thing just about eveyone has down pat.  I have a Ruger American in 308 that easily goes 1.5 moa with Federal Premium.  A bit of tweaking on reloads and I have no doubt it will do better.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:16:49 AM EDT
Ruger All American. Check out the reviews. Stupidly Accurate and much more graceful than the Savage. User adjustable trigger down to 3 lb. 70degree  three lug bolt. $350.

The Ruger or the Savage.

Remington has a cheap Sub moa rifle too now, but it's hideous.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:21:42 AM EDT
All the ones already listed also Thompson Center Venture accuracy guarantee, lifetime warranty, and adjustable trigger.  Local dealer is selling them for #339.95  and the predator version for $499.95.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 10:53:29 AM EDT
Savage.
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Savage.
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This
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 12:04:17 PM EDT
Savage and Tika are good but reality is that just about every off the shelf deer rifle is better than the gun pressing the trigger.
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I'm decent, not great.  I just remembered something else I'd like in the rifle. The ability to fire 10 rounds without opening up to more than 2 MOA.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:17:35 PM EDT
Walmart has Remington 700's with a cheap optic for $399.
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