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So,....

i'm thinking about picking up a bolt action .308late this year or early next year,. but i am pretty much clueless on what to get,. i want to be able to use the rifle set up for both matches & hunting,. and wont kill my already strained and battered toy fund.

but so far i have only come up with two rifles,.the FNH PBR/SPR & Remington 700 (theres a ton of diffrent type of these as well)

so which ones would you guys go with?

or whould you go with something else completly?
 

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If you can spend the money on the FN SPR, that would be my choice.

If not, the Remington 700 PSS would be second.

I'd pass on the FN PBR, it's a post '64 action vs. the SPR's pre '64 with the full length extractor and controlled round feeding.
 

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Savage fan here. I've seen $400 Savage bolt guns outshoot Remingtons costing more than twice as much.

I can't speak for any other comparison.
 

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The sniper that works for our section says you just can"t beat the Savage 110 in price, or workmanship. He uses one personally, and thinks its a real bargin.
I would also add that this guy and his spotter several years ago took 7th place in the USA top sniper competition. Hell of a guy, and one hell of a shooter.
When I was going to go the precision rifle route, he told me that the optics are very important. Don"t get a good quality rifle, then put a $200 Tasco on it. Just my two cents.
 

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I would go with a 700LTR if you hunt (depending on what type of hunting you do). I hump a GA Precision .308 bolt gun around hunting, a lighter weight 700 is a might easier to carry for a full day afield.
 

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Guy at the local range was shooting his Savage and Remington 308s to determine which one was more accurate. He kept the Savage and put his Remington up for sale. I've always liked Savage for accuracy right out of the box coupled with their sweet AccuTrigger, though the Remington is a solid rifle with great crowd appeal. Can't lose either way IMO. :smile:
 

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I like my Savage 10FP. I have a Bell and Carlson stock on it that makes a huge difference. I just got a DPMS Semi 308 and down the road a ways I will pick up a Remington 700 5R maybe.
 

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guess i'll take a look at the Savage line up while i am at it,.. the trigger sounds interesting,. i never would have thought to look at them. i have not heard about the new FN bolt gun,. i'll have to see what it offers compared to the other two models

and as far as a 91/30,.. well i do have a M44 for when the weather is crappy durring deer season :wink:
 

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The FNs' are hard to beat (their barrels ROCK!), but they are pricey.. Remington's are nice and have a strong after market following. If you chose a Rem make sure that you choose a model with a 1-10 twist Barrel. REM uses allot of 1-12 twist barrels and when using the heaver bullets (anything greater than 168 grain) you start to see things start keyholeing out at greater distances.

The Savages are fantastic for the $. There is also a fledgling aftermarket starting to grow. You can also get the 110FP models with either H&S Precision, or Mcmillan stocks straight from the factory, the even have a LE "package" available storm case and all..

Kimber is also a good place to look.

I hate to "refer" people to a different site, but the Sniper Central forums are a great place to see out and glean information..

Good luck,

--->APB
 

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cruzie27 said:
guess i'll take a look at the Savage line up while i am at it,.. the trigger sounds interesting,. i never would have thought to look at them. i have not heard about the new FN bolt gun,. i'll have to see what it offers compared to the other two models

and as far as a 91/30,.. well i do have a M44 for when the weather is crappy durring deer season :wink:
You can adjust it down to something like 1 1/2 lb. and all the way up to 7, and everything in between. Somethings wrong if you can't find your sweet spot with that gun.

My vote for best feature on a bolt action ever.

Maybe after the advent of the magazine, at least.
 

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PBR and SPR are different animals. Go for the SPR.
 

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FN SPR is tops right out the box, chrome lined barrel lifetime warranty. They are heavy, and like mentioned above your gonna want some glass that cost nearly the amount of the rifle. Goto the snipershide those guys know their rifles, most usually run customs built by GAP or other builders but quite a few running FN's, Savages, Tikkas..

or just buy an Accuracy International rifle or Sako TRG :grin:
 
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