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NuGunner
10-03-2008, 1:45 PM
Basic bolt action in a 308, I have about a $400-$500 limit.

RobG
10-03-2008, 1:49 PM
Hit up your local shop. Remington, Savage, Browning, Winchester, etc are all good. Just find one you like and can afford. Or find something used if you are willing to wait for the right deal/gun.

DrjonesUSA
10-03-2008, 1:51 PM
Basic bolt action in a 308, I have about a $400-$500 limit.


What do you want to do with it?

I don't think there's a whole lot in that price range......you should save for a bit......but then, that depends again on exactly what you want to do with it.

NuGunner
10-03-2008, 1:57 PM
I'm interested in something along the lines of a Savage 10FP or a Remington 700

X-NewYawker
10-03-2008, 2:08 PM
$399 Weatherby Vanguard!

DrjonesUSA
10-03-2008, 2:22 PM
I'm interested in something along the lines of a Savage 10FP or a Remington 700


I've handled both and the fit and finish on the Remington's are far nicer than the savages - the Remington's are well worth the extra money.

both are equally accurate out-of-the-box, but I think the Remington is a nicer gun over all.

Not to mention that if you plan on doing any serious shooting, you will at some point want to replace the stock on your savage -- keep that in mind.

Beelzy
10-03-2008, 2:24 PM
Remington, all the way. ;)

aplinker
10-03-2008, 2:24 PM
The 700 is the way to go if you want to be able to upgrade it. The SPS Varmint is the most valued for its heavy barrel and reasonable price.

The Savage 10fp will run you more than your budget.

If you really want it in that price range the Weatherby Vanguard (which is a Howa) or the Howa itself would be good, but has limited choices for the future.

I'd suggest saving.

GenLee
10-03-2008, 2:26 PM
Basic bolt action in a 308, I have about a $400-$500 limit.

Look at the Howa 1500's, Nice rifles, Wheatherby actions, Houge Stocks. Thay are nice for the money and in your price range. I've got a .270 with the OD green stock and love shooting it. http://www.howa1500.com/

DrjonesUSA
10-03-2008, 2:28 PM
Yeah, Tikka's & Howa's are supposed to be very nice rifles.......

tmuller
10-03-2008, 2:59 PM
$399 Weatherby Vanguard!

+1, same for Tikka & Howa...

5hundo
10-03-2008, 3:07 PM
Basic bolt action in a 308, I have about a $400-$500 limit.

I've got a Ruger M77 that I've had for years.

Love it!!!

PistolPete75
10-03-2008, 3:09 PM
The Remmy 700 is the best choice. All others fall behind. I recommend the SPS-Varmint in .308 It should be obtained for a little over $500. Shoot the hell out of it, and upgrade it down the road. All custom actions copy the Remington 700, so that tells you something.

xibunkrlilkidsx
10-03-2008, 3:29 PM
^ where have you seen a SPS varmit for 500.. mine was 620 or so out the door.


I've handled both and the fit and finish on the Remington's are far nicer than the savages - the Remington's are well worth the extra money.

both are equally accurate out-of-the-box, but I think the Remington is a nicer gun over all.

Not to mention that if you plan on doing any serious shooting, you will at some point want to replace the stock on your savage -- keep that in mind.

Highly agree. that is aprt of the reason i went for a Rem 700 SPS varmit voer a Savage 10fp. the hole stock and feel of the gun wasn't the greatest. And im stocked that i did i have talked to some people who bought the 10fp and werent the happiest with it, mostly because they could not find a stock for it, i believe it was because of the action screw spacing and they have a few different inlay styles they use. Savage are still nice if your on a really tight budget. ive shot a Savage .308win with standard barrel and it hit what we wanted, got it out to 1000yds and was hitting a pancake compressor.



May want to also look into Marlin, i believe they came out with a new bolt action rifle that is supposed to be nice. It was in an American Riflemans issue few months back.

Howas arent bad for the price i would get one of those before a savage. almost got one, use a Rem700 action i believe.

5hundo
10-03-2008, 3:29 PM
The Remmy 700 is the best choice.

For $400-$500?

PistolPete75
10-03-2008, 3:44 PM
They can be found for around $550. I've seen them at Gunbroker for that price b4. It might take some shopping, but it's possible.

PistolPete75
10-03-2008, 3:46 PM
Here is one for $495.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=112048250

took me 1 minute to find that. ;)

By the way, I only shoot Remington 700s. Just some words of advice from a bolt guy. Auction ends in 3 hours, no bids. Definitely a good buy!

5hundo
10-03-2008, 3:56 PM
Here is one for $495.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=112048250

took me 1 minute to find that. ;)

By the way, I only shoot Remington 700s. Just some words of advice from a bolt guy. Auction ends in 3 hours, no bids. Definitely a good buy!

I didn't consider used...

I stand corrected...

X-NewYawker
10-03-2008, 3:59 PM
Why buy used when you can get a factory warranty? The Ruger 77 is a solid gun but it's a fake controlled round feed, not a true Pre-64, so for a push feed I'd buy a Weatherby for $400 or a used Remington 700 first

PistolPete75
10-03-2008, 4:00 PM
Used?, it's brand spanking new! NIB = New In Box.

X-NewYawker
10-03-2008, 4:01 PM
NEW R700 $400?

5hundo
10-03-2008, 4:02 PM
Used?, it's brand spanking new! NIB = New In Box.

I can't view gun broker from this computer.

I just assumed it was used because of the price...

NIB?!?!?! For $495?!?!?! That IS a good deal!!! :eek:

X-NewYawker
10-03-2008, 4:04 PM
Buy for $495!

aplinker
10-03-2008, 8:30 PM
Used?, it's brand spanking new! NIB = New In Box.

hitch:
Misc:

-Due to new dealer to dealer transfer requirements in California, WE WILL NO LONGER SHIP ANY FIREARMS TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

So add another $30 for the fees/second shipping.

ar15barrels
10-03-2008, 8:45 PM
^ where have you seen a SPS varmit for 500.. mine was 620 or so out the door.

I bought a Remington 700 SPS tactical in 223 for $450 shipped last month off of gunsamerica.
The deals are out there, just have to look for them.
It's supposedly used, but I can't find any evidence of such.
With the $50 my FFL charges me, that's $500 out the door.

It came with the Hogue stock which I already sold off for $50 or so.
Now to find an HS stock...