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Old 07-13-2013, 7:31 PM
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So I got the bug for a bolt action rifle. I love the 700 for its versatility and would use it as a plinker thatll double over as a primary hunting rifle for deer mostly. For you guys that own one what are the pluses of it and minuses of the rifle or if you have an alternative rifle please state it as well as why youd prefer it over the 700. The caliber im looking at is either 308 or 30-06.
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Old 07-13-2013, 8:00 PM
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Get one in 22lr.


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Old 07-13-2013, 8:09 PM
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Remington 700 if you want to modify it.

Savage Model 10 if you want to spend a little more and get a few better features like an amazing trigger and a more solid stock.
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Plinking with a .308 or -06?
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Old 07-13-2013, 8:19 PM
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I'd LOVE a bolt action but most of my ranges are 100 yards or less, kind of defeats the purpose for a long range rifle. Although if I were to get one i'd get the Marlin XS7. It's cheaper and supposedly very good from the reviews I have read about it. I just wish I could take it out to longer ranges like 500-600 yards or something. Why is this in the rimfire section though?
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Old 07-13-2013, 8:37 PM
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Plinking with a .308 or -06?
just to shoot a couple of rounds through the big gun when i go shoot my ar
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I'd LOVE a bolt action but most of my ranges are 100 yards or less, kind of defeats the purpose for a long range rifle. Although if I were to get one i'd get the Marlin XS7. It's cheaper and supposedly very good from the reviews I have read about it. I just wish I could take it out to longer ranges like 500-600 yards or something. Why is this in the rimfire section though?
haha i just noticed this...i guess i accidentally clicked rimfire instead of centerfire....MODS PLEASE MOVE TO CENTERFIRE SECTION
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Nice choice 30'06 a little more versitile than .308 for heavy bullets. I noticed that '06 is out there to buy with .270. Mod. 70 is nice too.
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Awesome! I'm kind of leaning towards 30-06 but still not ruling out 308
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How about a .300wm? Great round, long distance capable, you can load it way up or down, and you can get surplus ammo for it for a pretty good price.
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Mines in .308 best shooting rifle I've ever owned.
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Remington 700 if you want to modify it.

Savage Model 10 if you want to spend a little more and get a few better features like an amazing trigger and a more solid stock.
I'd go along with this. When I bought mine, Savage rifles were not coming with Accu-triggers. Savage was a similar, arguably as accurate or more accurate rifle with a really cheap stock. Cheap stocks are easily replaced with a great one, but the HS Precision stocks on some Remingtons were pretty great.

Nowadays, it would be a tough decision between a 700 and a Savage 10. If I was getting a Remington, I would be getting the 700 Milspec 5R. I have a 700P and I am happy with it - mine is stock. The only complaint I have is the rather heavy trigger break, but it is not bad at all and I think it can be adjusted. My rifle is HEAVY - I would not lug it around hunting. Keep weight in mind when looking at different barrel configs.

Also, I like the Ruger American Rifle for the price if you are looking at 30-06. What a deal.

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I have a R700 and Savage Mark II for plinking.
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Get a 700 if you enjoy paying through the nose for any custom work.

Get a savage if you enjoy the choice of doing it yourself for a lot less monies.
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I have a 700 CDL in .30-06 for hunting and a 700P in .308 for plinking, targeting.

Both are great rifles. Both are sub MOA at 100 yards, real tac drivers. The .30-06 is light, recoil is medium+ to hard. good thing it is cold bore dead on accurate because after 20 rounds at the range my shoulder can feel it. Hunting I rarely take more than one or two shots. The .308 is much more pleasurable to shoot has much less recoil and I could shoot it all day long...it is 4-5lbs. heavier than my hunting rifle. One is 7-8lbs the other is 12-13lbs.

I paid $700 out the door for the CDL in .30-06 about 5 years ago, bought the 700P from another cal gunner Haris bipod, Leoupold rings and Bushnell scope for $900 about 2 years ago.
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I've got a basic 700 SPS Varmint from 2011 .308 in a Manners stock.

She easily held a 10" circle at 1,000 yards with 175g reloads the first time I too her out, having never fired beyond 500y before ever in my life.

Mine was a 1/2 MOA at 100 with 155g Hornady reloads.

For me, set up with glass, that gun is perfect for a very basic reliable shooter for under $2,500 properly set up.
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thanks for the input guys! gonna see what i find in the private sales section as well as see what turners has
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