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ncnymonsterbuck
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USA
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Posted - 08/07/2010 :  09:16:02 AM  Show Profile
I told my wife if she got another cat then I get a rifle! Well she got the cat so now I'm looking for my .308 rifle! I have done some research, but wanted to see what the experts thought. I have been looking at the Remington 700 SPS in .308, 26 inch barrel, scoped with a huskimaw long range scope with adjustable turrets. Should I go with that or do you guys have a better suggestion?

nononsense
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Posted - 08/07/2010 :  09:54:12 AM  Show Profile
ncnymonsterbuck,

Welcome to the GunBroker forums!

Questions such as yours need some more information in an attempt to narrow down the potential answers.

There are three pieces in your question:

1) 'Best' as in the very best or modified critically by using 'for the money'?

2) 'Long Range' - what is your range limit? Seriously, do you need 500 yards or do you want to try 1,500 yards?

3) 'Long Range .308 rifle' - Is this possibly a rifle designed specifically for long range target work or should we consider that you might want to hunt with it also? If yes for adding hunting, at what ranges?

In addition to the above, do you have any experience with longer range shooting for accuracy? Have you used different reticles for rangefinding or range estimation?

Better information will help us give you better answers.

Best.










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tsr1965
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USA
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Posted - 08/07/2010 :  10:02:26 AM  Show Profile
I have a lot better suggestion. But first I would suggest you define how long, your long range is. Get yourself a Tikka T3 Varmint or Tactical in 308. That is if you want to stay with a bolt action. If you want something more trick, get a DPMS LR-308 with the SS bull barrel. Get the one with the A-3 upper, with dust cover, and forward assist/shell deflector. I had one, and like a dumb A$$ sold it, and it would consistantly take down popper targets(6" diameter head) out to 600 yards.

The Next thing to do, is get rid of that notion of the Huskimaw scope. It has a nice turret system that can be had elswhere, and the optics(lenses) themselves are of about the Tasco quality level. You would be much better served with a Burris XTR Tactical, for a GOOD starting point. I run Night Force on most of my long range stuff, and also use Schmidt&Binder, and Ziess. Good glass starts at Burris, Nikon, Leupold(more expensive then should be) and Sightron for entry level stuff.

Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction.

Best

EDIT 1

That DPMS I had, would consistantly shoot 1/2MOA using factory MATCH ammo, or the 165 and 180 grain ballistic tip factory ammo.

Edited by - tsr1965 on 08/07/2010 3:48:24 PM
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ncnymonsterbuck
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USA
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Posted - 08/07/2010 :  10:20:24 AM  Show Profile
Long range to me is shooting accurately out to 600 yards and maybe even taking a good lethal shot on big game out to 1000 yards

Long range hunting- big game-mainly white tail deer

I was an expert marksman in the service and now I work in law-enforcement. Ability is not an issue- just need the right tools

I use a range finder put out by nikon out to 800 yards.


I condensed some of your posts since we limit the responses to 10 and I wanted you to have the most responses...



Edited by - nononsense on 08/07/2010 10:35:13 AM
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CS8161
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Posted - 08/07/2010 :  10:25:56 AM  Show Profile
Is it ethical to try and take big game at 1,000 yards with a 308? I don't think it has enough retained energy at that range to make an ethical, sure kill. If I'm wrong, someone correct me.

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tsr1965
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USA
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Posted - 08/07/2010 :  10:35:30 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by CS8161

Is it ethical to try and take big game at 1,000 yards with a 308? I don't think it has enough retained energy at that range to make an ethical, sure kill. If I'm wrong, someone correct me.



As with hunting any game, at any range, with any thing, shot placement is of extreme importance. I have killed deer with 17 caliber mini rounds like the 17 CCM, and 17 Fireball, and no they were not head shots, but they disabled the CNS.

If one can consistantly place their shots where they need to, 1000 FPE is not going to be a factor. Heck, they tout the 357 Magnum as a hunting round, and it has no where near the mythical magical number of 1000FPE.

Best

Edited by - tsr1965 on 08/07/2010 10:36:03 AM
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fordsix
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5663 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2010 :  11:20:40 AM  Show Profile
what is the budget..i got a savage law model with scope for 450.00 works for me
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NOAH
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USA
5600 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2010 :  11:51:08 AM  Show Profile
get a SSG 69 308 with a Khales scope, about $ 1800 too 2200 total package best rifle for the money

noah

Edited by - mark christian on 08/07/2010 9:27:06 PM
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butchlambert
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USA
83 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2010 :  2:46:11 PM  Show Profile
One of if not the most accurate factory rifles are Savage. I don't own one only because they are butt ugly.
Butch
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quickmajik
Advanced Member

USA
18444 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2010 :  9:03:31 PM  Show Profile
for the money, a custom rifle rig on a trued Remington 700 action fitted to an aluminum stock chassis..

medium or heavy barrel with broach cut rifleing in the length you want.. or you can go with a thin barrel and have a sleeve fitted such as one these guys offer..

http://www.teludynetech.com/



Edited by - quickmajik on 08/07/2010 9:06:39 PM
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mark christian
Administrator

Panama
18512 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2010 :  9:27:21 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by NOAH

get a SSG 69 308 with a Khales scope, about $ 1800 too 2200 total package best rifle for the money





I am inclined to agree with you.

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we_dig_it
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Djibouti
6743 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2010 :  9:39:59 PM  Show Profile
Kimber's Longmaster Classic is a nice bolt gun.

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