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Posted: 9/20/2001 4:40:28 PM EDT
Me friend wants to get into long range shooting sportd. He's fairly new to the shooting sports, but is super safe when he does handle a firearm. He is looking for a Bolt Action .308, that he can use for a long range firearm. I tried to talk him into a CR6724, but he wants a bolt action. He said that he saw a Sako in .308 that included a 10 round magazine that he liked. He said it was a short rifle so I presume he is reffering to it being a carbine of some sorts. I am not that farmiliar with Sako, but I can remember an article on this rifle a few years ago in which some police officers use them. Does anyone have a clue on what model this Sako might be? He didn't have any idea on the price of the gun, since he never looked at the price. Can someone give me some other ideas on what I should suggest to him in the .308 line? He wants something below $1000.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:45:56 PM EDT
Remington 700 PSS. $700 and shoots fantastic! Mine shoots less than 1/2" groups with Federal Gold Medal Match 168 gr. Also I've only got about 30 rounds thru it so it will get better than I am able to shoot! COZ
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:48:20 PM EDT
I've heard good things about the Rem 700 varmint variant w/synthetic stock. The 700 is the basis for current military sniper rifles. [url]http://www.remington.com/firearms/centerfire/700VS.HTM[/url] msrp $759 w/o scope guarantee you i would love to have one
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:52:38 PM EDT
I think sako's are expensive, I haven't checked the prices recently but I think they can easily go over 1000 but I could be wrong.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 4:55:22 PM EDT
I recently purchased a fn model spr. this is a tactical .308 rifle. just starting load development but .5 inch with first handload. about $900.00 with a spare mag. you can see and read about on fultonarmory.com. i also have a sako l 579 that shoots less than .5 moa with handloads but i have not had as good luck with newer sakos. i found all heavy barrel .308s hard to locate in the last few months. good luck.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:03:48 PM EDT
Your friend may have been referring to a Tikka 595 Sporter. These are mfg'ed by SAKO. They have an Anschutz style adj stock, med weight barrel, and detachable mag. Cost is about $660 wholesale.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:07:20 PM EDT
Short rifle with ten round mag. . . maybe he saw the styer tactical carbine.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:29:06 PM EDT
A Rem 700 VLS. About 550.00 around here.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 5:34:16 PM EDT
Ruger M77/VLE
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 7:04:52 PM EDT
fulton armory has a 308 for under a 1000. check out their website.
Originally Posted By Morgan-Keegan: Me friend wants to get into long range shooting sportd. He's fairly new to the shooting sports, but is super safe when he does handle a firearm. He is looking for a Bolt Action .308, that he can use for a long range firearm. I tried to talk him into a CR6724, but he wants a bolt action. He said that he saw a Sako in .308 that included a 10 round magazine that he liked. He said it was a short rifle so I presume he is reffering to it being a carbine of some sorts. I am not that farmiliar with Sako, but I can remember an article on this rifle a few years ago in which some police officers use them. Does anyone have a clue on what model this Sako might be? He didn't have any idea on the price of the gun, since he never looked at the price. Can someone give me some other ideas on what I should suggest to him in the .308 line? He wants something below $1000.
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Link Posted: 9/20/2001 7:17:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2001 7:19:42 PM EDT by Matt_S]
Originally Posted By antiUSSA: Ruger M77/VLE
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How much are they going for?
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 7:57:09 PM EDT
Winchester Model 70 Varminter in their cartridge, .308 Winchester. $650? Maybe $575. I can't remember now. There's also a police model that accepts a bipod and has a detachable magazine for a little bit more. Savage 10FP is also good, if you can stand the crummy stock and few upgrades available.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 8:00:13 PM EDT
OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH. The VLE is very cool. I have the normal vt model and is it sweet. Where else can you get a matte stainless action/barrel, medium weight target barrel, integral scope mt & rings, adjustable trigger, mauser action target rifle that shoots great for under $500!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 8:18:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 8:20:12 PM EDT
... Weatherby Vanguard @ WallyWorld for $388, I'm getting one chambered for .300 Weatherby Mag Friday.
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 8:27:05 PM EDT
I have the Remington 700 VLS excellent gun and looks good to for out of the box shooting its great better than most can hold it will easily shoot sub 1/2" with a bit of tweaking the hand loads its a tack driver. Paid about 550.00 for about 100.00 to 150.00 more the 700 PSS would be a good option I just like the way the VLS looks
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 8:49:36 PM EDT
RE: FN rifle [img]http://www.fulton-armory.com/ClawCopy156_50.jpg[/img] WOW! Who'd a thunk it? The brothers Mauser, maybe?
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 9:28:50 PM EDT
I am not clear on what he wants the rifle for. Competition? "All around use?" Kentucky Elk Season? ;) (BTW how are those herds doing) I think he should look at the Savage 110 line-- They have that Scout config rifle and their other rifles while aesthetic monstrosities, have an across the board reputation for excellent accuracy. Plus, with the money saved, he could spring for some good glass to put on top of the rifle. Or a decent spotting scope. Or a nice .22 to accompany the .308 on those days when he doesn't feel like forking over $15 for 40 shots. I can just see it, a Schmidt & Bender on a Savage. Moslem, Christian or Jew or Buddhist, you've got to admit that's blasphemy! Whatever you guys decide, make sure that you are OK with the trigger or that the person selling you the rifle can adjust the trigger to your liking. Bad triggers suck ASS. I guess if he's a hi-speed lo drag type, he should blow $1000 on his first rifle. But that Savage will likely shoot just as well if not better...... I think that you could definitely find a Sako for less than $1000, even NIB. Magnum research had a very nice semi-custom rifle based on the Sako action for not much more than $1000. OTOH, some of my gun-crazed friends in the Mid-South declared the Sako to be not all that great. Good luck
Link Posted: 9/20/2001 9:43:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WWoodworth: FN .308 Special Police Rifle.... Bolt Action, .28" group at 100 yards with Black Hills match ammo. See info at [url]www.fulton-armory.com[/url]. Picked mine up for $725 shipped. WWoodworth
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Their site says its only available to police and government? I want one!
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