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Old 11-21-2013, 9:07 AM
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Default Ruger GSR vs Mossberg MVP Patrol .308

Anyone heard/seen any comparisons? I like some features about the Ruger, particularly the SS version but they are pricey. Looking for basically a 308 Ranch Rifle type weapon, something you could toss in the truck and not worry about too much. Not really looking for a scout rifle, but a detachable mag bolt action with reasonably compact dimensions.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:19 AM
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I almost bought a GSR, but plan to get a Tikka T3 Lite SS in .308 for the same role. Will probably get the barrel trimmed/threaded to 20" also. Should be about $650 or so for the Tikka. Plus, there are options to upgrade the stock and add a CDI DBM if you want.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:55 AM
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I started to look into importing a Tikka Battue Lite last summer, I like the idea of having the back up iron sights. Obviously nothing wrong with a Tikka.
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Howa makes a compact .308 also and they have a DBM system of their own. No iron sights though.

http://www.legacysports.com/hogue-ra...ompact-package
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I own both a Ruger GSR and a MVP Predator and if the Mossberg .308 is anything like their .223, I would pick the Ruger if I could only choose one. JMHO
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Thanks all. I have seen the Howa too. Hairball, thanks for the input. I actually had put a deposit on a GSR in May of 2011. I finally cancelled it a month ago and used it to buy another rifle. The price was decent enough but the dealer just couldn't get any allocated. I saw Turners had them on sale for $899; that's still a little pricey for me.
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Old 11-21-2013, 4:59 PM
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Look at a cz they have one in 308 with detachable mag.
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Might as well put Savage Scout 10FCM 308 in the mix.
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I've seen some GSRs at Big 5. Prices are fair.

I'm holding out to check out the MVP. High cost of Ruger mags vs AR10 mags has me on hold as of now.
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Faith armory in temecula has 5 of them, both barrel sizes, if you still want one. Just give them a call and have them send it to your local ffl.
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I'll take a look at the CZ; I looked at the Savage previously but was under the impression there weren't any 10 round mags like some of the lot others.
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If I was going to go the factory "scout" rifle route, I would get the Savage.
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I just bought a Tikka T3 lite in .223, having purchased a Tikka Sporter in .308 last year. If I like the new one half as much as the Sporter, I'll be extremely happy.
I WOULD have been interested in the Mossberg but they don't think that left-handers are worth their time.
And I did consider the Ruger GSR before buying the Sporter (since they both come in LH) but couldn't resist the Tikka laminated stock. It's a bit of a heavy beast though so buyer beware. But I'm not much of a hunter.
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