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Posted: 2/13/2006 5:24:52 PM EDT
Ok folks-up until this week I've been planning on buying some type of M4gery......but all of a sudden I am becoming interested in precision rifles (think military sniper type). Here's the story:I have $1000 to spend, maybe a bit more if I had to, say $1200/$1300. What precision rifle would you recommend? I would prefer 7.62 NATO, but other suggestions are fine. Also, if you have any suggestions for a good scope (practical please) let me know. Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:06:29 PM EDT
remington 700 with a aftermarket barrel,, from kriger/obermyer/hart/ or any other manufacture

or a dpms LR308 the one with a 24 inch barrel

in this case you get batter accuracy out of the boltaction then the spms, but you dont have the follow up ability with the bolt gun

in the end both are good to have, just depends on what your looking for, probly get about .5 with the bolt and .75 with the dpms

do you want a scope with this, or do you allreasy have one you are planing to use
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 9:13:41 PM EDT
Savage 10FPLE in .308, with a Leopuld Variax, in a good stock will come in under $1,000 if you get a good deal.

I built up a Savage 12FV in .223 in tactical trim for about $950.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:15:35 PM EDT
+1 for the Savage..

Model 10FPLE in .308.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 10:48:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NwG:
+1 for the Savage..

Model 10FPLE in .308.



+1
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 7:53:05 AM EDT
isn't the military M24 a Savage...or is it a Remington 700. I could be very wrong; sniper weapons is the one field I am really clueless with.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:24:49 PM EDT
Get a Remington 700 Police Sniper model in .308. Alternatively a Varmint Synthetic model in .308. Spend as much on the scope as you can afford. Shoot the dang thing and if you aren't happy with how it groups, have it re-barreled and the action trued. Most of the accuracy stuff out there is marketed for the Rem 700. The factory trigger can be adjusted down to a very nice crisp pull...but aftermarket triggers are available and easily installed.

If that is too many $$ for you, the Savage heavy barrel/synthetic with Accu-trigger is a best buy for the money.

Leupold scopes are great, but very pricey. Burris is my second choice and what I buy most of these days. BTW Leupold's "tactical" scopes run in the $1000 range, just to give you an idea of price.

Have fun. I did the Remington 700 route for a while, then rebarreled the .308 to 220 Swift for varmint hunting.

Jeff
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:12:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 2:15:52 PM EDT by zer04evr]
I like my Steyr SBS Pro-Hunter Tactical. Its really fun to shoot but i do not know any websites with information about it. If anyone has any links of info, pm me.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:48:54 PM EDT
Remington has a new Tactical in 6.8

Might be a hot setup in a boltgun with the longer barrel - flat shooting round.

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:58:47 PM EDT
Winchester Model 70 Stealth II in .308, my buddy has one and it shoots like a gem.


Scout
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:14:08 PM EDT
Remington 700
Savage 12
The .260 DPMS with the stainless 26" could be a nice autoloading alternative although it is only just released so I cannot vouch for it.

wganz

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:15:50 PM EDT
Remington still sell the 700 Police Special? I don't think it was on there website. Maybe my IQ is just dropping.....I like the look of the Savage 10FP and the 700; i enjoy the military look, not a big fan of anything with a woodstock. thanks for all the good stuff so far guys....
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 5:20:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Speedinc:

Originally Posted By NwG:
+1 for the Savage..

Model 10FPLE in .308.



+1




It's what I own, and shoots 1/2 MOA regularly.


Balming
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:46:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mco119:
Ok folks-up until this week I've been planning on buying some type of M4gery......but all of a sudden I am becoming interested in precision rifles (think military sniper type). Here's the story:I have $1000 to spend, maybe a bit more if I had to, say $1200/$1300. What precision rifle would you recommend? I would prefer 7.62 NATO, but other suggestions are fine. Also, if you have any suggestions for a good scope (practical please) let me know. Thanks guys!



build up a Ruger 10/22.

go to rimfirecentral.com for more info.

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:03:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mco119:
Remington still sell the 700 Police Special? I don't think it was on there website. Maybe my IQ is just dropping.....I like the look of the Savage 10FP and the 700; i enjoy the military look, not a big fan of anything with a woodstock. thanks for all the good stuff so far guys....



I have always wanted a Remington 700 LTR in .223. You know somethimes I can not find certain Items on the remington. Like if its targeted for LEO it does not seem to be there. LIke I was looking for the pump action .223 that takes Ar15 mags Cant find it on thier site almost like its PreBan or something.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:05:01 PM EDT
www.remingtonle.com/rifles/m24.htm here we go. Remington has a seperate site for LE weapons, so I guess we found out where the 700 Police rifles went. Look at that M24! Pretty cool.......get this nagging feeling it's way more than $1000. Don't even want to think about how much the models that include the Leupold's are....
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 1:57:57 AM EDT
Remington 700 PSS or LTR.

Max
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:44:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 7:51:12 PM EDT by GunLogic]
I'd go with the standard: Remington 700 Police in .308. But that's going to leave you with less than $300 for a scope and rings if you want to stay within $1000. So you'll need to spend more to scope it right. One approach is to spend on the scope and rings what you spent on the rifle. So move up to $1500 and you're good to go. I'm not saying any other rifle is a bad choice. But the Remington is sort of like their 870 Police shotgun. It's the standard choice for a stock sniper/precision rifle.

GL

edit - Impact Guns sells them. Their prices will give you an idea of what you're up against. link

For scopes and a forum to ask about them, check out Riflescopes.com
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:58:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 7:40:33 AM EDT by txgp17]
I'd opt for a Remington 700 myself, not the run of the mill variety from the Wal-Mart shelf either. A stainless or special police model. I would look for a synthetic stock, but I imagine you will upgrade someplace in the future.

FN Spr 308 FS or trade

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:40:22 PM EDT
Try the Remington LTR or PSS with a Leupold scope equal to the price of the rifle. Shoot it out and when you have you will know better what you want next. It is hard to beat the price on the Remingtons. Second I might try one of the new FN models but then your price will go up if you want a new one.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:17:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:32:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLogic:
I'd go with the standard: Remington 700 Police in .308. But that's going to leave you with less than $300 for a scope and rings if you want to stay within $1000. So you'll need to spend more to scope it right. One approach is to spend on the scope and rings what you spent on the rifle. So move up to $1500 and you're good to go. I'm not saying any other rifle is a bad choice. But the Remington is sort of like their model 870 Police shotgun. It's the standard choice for a stock sniper/precision rifle.

GL

edit - Impact Guns sells them. Their prices will give you an idea of what you're up against. link

For scopes and a forum to ask about them, check out Riflescopes.com



thanks for all the help guys. Especially the above link to a site about scopes....that is what is confusing me the most. I will likely opt for a 700 Police, but clearly $300 will not be anywhere near enough for a scope. I will have to keep researching...
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