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Old October 13, 2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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Best bolt "action"?

I'm looking for a 308 bolt that either has a nice tactical stock or options for after market pistol grip/adjustable butt.

I'm not going to be using this for hunting. Just fun on the range kind of thing. With my experience and training though I'm more comfortable and shoot better with a tactical type stock.

A good example would be a Remington MSR look. Just so everybody kinda gets an idea

I just want something accurate and with a very nice action. I love a smooth action...ideas? Please include pictures if possible
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Old October 13, 2012, 03:26 AM   #2
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If you have the money, the Steyr SSG 08, or Elite 08. I believe both come in .308.

Although it does not have quite that same "sports shooting" stock, the SSG 04 A1 may also be worth looking, with the nice feature of a second mag being store in that stock...

Otherwise, if you have even more readie$, or don't really need to own a house, you could look at Desert Tactical Arms: they have some very "focused" looking rifles!!


If I had the money, I'd be very tempted by the Steyrs, although, I'd be leaning toward the SSG 69 or plain old Elite.
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Old October 13, 2012, 04:17 AM   #3
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Hmm...how about something I don't need to sell my first born in order to afford. I know my want list was short. Sorry. Let's say around $1k

If I was going to spend $5k on a rifle, it wouldn't be .308
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Old October 13, 2012, 04:50 AM   #4
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Plenty of chassis systems for the Rem 700 or Savage 10. Though doing it all for a grand might be iffy. AICS, I think Jae has a chassis for the remington, XLR Industries, JP enterprises.
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Old October 13, 2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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sorry no help on the rifle, but for tactical purposes check out McRee sniper rifle chassis systems. much less pricey than the Aics and they make them for rem. 700 and savage as well as others. you will then have the availability of 5 or 10 round mag.
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Old October 13, 2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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If you want the best bolt action then be looking at the Accuracy International L96, or the Sako TRG 22.
Or for a straight pull bolt action a Blaser 93r Tac II.

These are some of which you called the best Tactical (sniper) rifles money can buy. Don't think they'll come cheap though.
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Old October 13, 2012, 08:38 PM   #7
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With or without optics for $1k? Just about any Savage or Remington in a HB will get you started you can upgrade later as money comes in. I'd have to agree with the SAKO TRG as one sweet off the shelf setup.
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Old October 16, 2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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The Savage 10 FCP has long been a stalwart in the tactical .308 market. Relatively inexpensive, heavy threaded barrel, and sub-minute accuracy out of the box.

Options include a MCM stock as well for a few $$ more..

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...cMillian+Stock
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Old October 16, 2012, 04:30 PM   #9
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For about $1500.00 you could consider the Tikka T3 TAC.
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Old October 16, 2012, 04:47 PM   #10
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Wanting a nice chasis system and a good factory rifle for 1k is trying to have your cake and eat it too.

Pick up a 700p or 5R upgrade when you find time and money. There are other actions but the 700 is the most common, which you'll have a wide array of stock choices.
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Old October 16, 2012, 11:33 PM   #11
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Old October 17, 2012, 10:22 AM   #12
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http://www.remington.com/products/fi...blackhawk.aspx
And the best part is MSRP is $850.
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Old October 17, 2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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I really like that for an out of the box. My only question is how long of a barrel should I get? I'm not a ballistics scientist, so call me ignorant...but, how big of a difference would a 24-26" barrel be over the 20"?

I'm not looking to shoot the wings off a fly at 1000 yards, but...am I wrong to want a tighter group?

I like the Blackhawk stock because of the recoil system, that way I can get my old lady shooting it too. But, buying a good 700 with nice barrel and a blackhawk stock wouldn't cost too much more. I do like the Hogue molds though...nice touch

Sorry for bantering on. I'm a stay at home dad at the moment. I need social stimulation. Lol
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Old October 18, 2012, 06:54 AM   #14
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Best Bolt Action?

Not sure if its the best "bolt" actions but I'd love to put some rifles together based on the Surgeon action. That's a good looking piece of milling.
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Old October 21, 2012, 03:43 PM   #15
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Best Bolt Action?

Not sure if its the best "bolt" actions but I'd love to put some rifles together based on the Surgeon action. That's a good looking piece of milling.
Wow...I think I just creamed my shorts. I don't "really" need to keep my truck.

How much are 6 year olds going for these days? Enough so I can get a rifle?

Lol. J/K

I love my boys

http://www.surgeonrifles.com/308-win-scalpel-ax-3-35-10
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Old October 21, 2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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how big of a difference would a 24-26" barrel be over the 20"?
About 100 fps, maybe 125 fps. If you plan on shooting a 1,000 yards it might be a consideration. For 500-600 yards, not so much. In theory the shorter barrel will be stiffer and more accurate. Doubt if it matters much either. I personally feel the 22" barrel is the best compromise between portability and getting good velocity. That is a common length on hunting rifles, but most target guns make you choose between 20" or 24". A 26" is too specialized and wouldn't be something I'd want unless I did plan on 1,000 yard shots.
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Old October 21, 2012, 08:01 PM   #17
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You could always get a tight bored 20" that will squeeze some velocity out of it.

https://www.snipershide.com/forum/ub...Number=2917890

Then depending on caliber you can always go to lighter bullets. I'm a big fan of 18.5-20" rifles.
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Old October 22, 2012, 01:19 AM   #18
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For under a grand...hrm...actually its kind of easy...
Marlin X7-VH (heavy barrel) in .308 for around $359 from Bud's or whatever gun place you like ordering from...
Boyd's Tacticool laminate stock for $99 next time they do a run of 'em...
then use the rest of the budget for some nice Nikon glass!!

And you'd have cash left for ammo, sling, and a bipod!
And a keg of brew...
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Old November 4, 2012, 08:11 AM   #19
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My Tikka .223 Rem is very accurate, as evidenced by a recent post with a picture of 100 yard, 1/4" consecutive groups posted in another thread. Handload was 25 grains of Accurate 2230, 50 grain Hornady SPSX, CCI primers.

Many heavy barreled rifles can shoot that well, but mine is a wood-stocked, sporter-barreled rifle with a 4.5-14x Mueller.

Note: This software wouldn't allow me to re-post the pictures submitted in an October 12th post.
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