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What would be the best .308 7.62X51 Rifle for hunting, precision shooting.

Any suggestions? I want to purchase my first modern, hunting rifle in the .308 caliber.

Apart from the Springfield M1A rifles...

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Do you want semi or bolt action?
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Any suggestions? I want to purchase my first modern, hunting rifle in the .308 caliber.

Apart from the Springfield M1A rifles...

Remington 700 SPS Tactical.

You can get them for 550-600 range. They are accurate, and light. Basically a BDL with a Hogue Stock.

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Remington 700 SPS Tactical.

You can get them for 550-600 range. They are accurate, and light. Basically a BDL with a Hogue Stock.
That was going to be the bolt action I suggested.
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The best? With no price cap ?


Oh the possibilities...
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Why .308? Why not .260rem? DPMS makes a sweet long range rifle in .260.

EDIT: A gun store near me has a 700P in .338LM while we're at it. The asking price is $1093.

Give me a dollar.
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You are kinda putting 2 diff. animals when you say hunting/precision shooting in the same gun. Most people consider a light rifle a hunting rifle, and a precision is typically a heavy stocked gun with a heavy barrel. That being said if you hunt from a stand then no problem I say the Remington is a good buy. I have a FN that I love but if I were you I'd look into Tikka as well.
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Lets say bold action... and yale you gotta school me man... n00b here talking.

wouldnt a .338 laupa a better alternative?

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If I were going to buy an off the shelf precision rifle I would go with the T/C ICON Warlord....

And they do offer in either a .308 or .338 Lapua



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If I was going for a bolt action "hunting" rifle I would again go with T/C in the ICON Precision Hunter in either the 6.5 Creedmore, 7-08 or the new 30 T/C, all still in your .30 bullet range...

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Remington 700 SPS Tactical.

You can get them for 550-600 range. They are accurate, and light. Basically a BDL with a Hogue Stock.
Yup. I'd probably go with a 308 for hunting.

I have a .223 for bench shooting and it shoots pretty damn well...
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Your nagant is more than enough. Bring it to me and i'll weld a scope mount on it and you're done.
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Yup. I'd probably go with a 308 for hunting.

I have a .223 for bench shooting and it shoots pretty damn well...
The Remington 700 SPS Tactical in 308 win is a nice hunting/target gun.

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sako finnlight .308 with leupold scope
nice light, hunting gun
will shoot far better than you can
at a medium to high price range
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Remington 700 in .308 is a great hunting rifle.

For precision shooting, my old Savage 10FP with the heavy barrel was a nail driver.

Spend the money on the glass. If you put cheap optics on an expensive rifle you've just fucked yourself.
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Remington 700 in .308 is a great hunting rifle.

For precision shooting, my old Savage 10FP with the heavy barrel was a nail driver.

Spend the money on the glass. If you put cheap optics on an expensive rifle you've just fucked yourself.
It will be accurate inconsistently!
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