View Full Version : HELP looking for most accurate semi auto .308- with scope mount

August 8, 2012, 07:33 PM
looking for a super accurate, reliable semi auto .308 rifle. I already have a bushnell elite 6500 2.5-16x50 scope to go on it. I will mainly be using it to hunt larger game (hogs, exotic deer, coyotes etc) and at the range at distances between 100-400 yds. I would like to know what is the most accurate gun to buy with a 1400$$ budget.

August 8, 2012, 07:51 PM
super accurate, reliable semi auto .308 rifle... under $1400.

Hmmmmm... the reliable part is no big deal. What exactly is your definition of "super accurate"... 'cause that will determine if you can do it for under $1400.


August 8, 2012, 09:02 PM
How accurate do you need? Shot prairie dog on the run at over 400 meters in front of witnesses with a PTR91 and one of those Hensholdt claw mount 4x scopes a few years back. Other prairie dogs through the years, numerous coyotes at ranges of 500 meters and under.

August 9, 2012, 03:51 AM
Im looking for the most accurate in that price range.

August 9, 2012, 05:46 AM
Dpms builds 308 rifles that will shoot moa and sometimes better. They are heavy though like 11lbs with a 24" bbl. Rock river and armalite also build 308 ars but I dont have any experience with those. If moa accuracy at that price point is your goal I would look into one of those 3.

August 9, 2012, 12:41 PM
I would say armalite ar10 or springfield m1a.

August 9, 2012, 02:06 PM
I just bought a DPMS LR 308 Monday. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. I did a lot of research over the last 3 months and for the money it's hard to beat the DPMS 308's for accuracy out to at least 400 yards or better. Mine cost $1099.00 and I spent another $800.00 buying the the stuff I wanted it to have. So for less than $2k I got a very good, and by all accounts from the user reviews, and very accurate 308. Look for the new RECON 308, comes with a lot of the stuff I paid extra for. The price I saw at Cabelas was $1,344.00.:)

August 9, 2012, 03:31 PM
super accurate, reliable semi auto .308 rifle

with a 1400$$ budget

That is one hard combination.

August 9, 2012, 04:26 PM
DPMS .308 AR platform rifle.

August 9, 2012, 09:47 PM
super accurate, reliable semi auto .308 rifle

with a 1400$$ budget

That is one hard combination.

That is met handily by the FNH FNAR. 20 round .308 semi-auto guaranteed to shoot 1MOA or better out of the box. Comes with reciever mounted Picatinny rail (and three on the foregrip). It is based on the BAR hunting rifle action (but with a removable mag) so it's not a "battle tested" action; just one that's been extremely successful hunting everything everywhere for 50-something years.

The gun more difficult to clean (thoroughly) than modular rifles, but this is required far less often (every 1000 rounds, or so). Used rifles are going for around 1000$ (I paid about that for mine a year ago) and new, I believe, are around 1300$. 5, 10, and 20 round magazines are all available for around 60$ each, but are heavy-guage steel and will last forever. The price of the mags is nothing compared to the ammo you'll put through them, anyway.

Mine shot sub MOA out of the box with a "cheap" (300$ isn't cheap to me) Konus M30 4-16X40mm scope. The rifle is fairly heavy (what .308 semi isn't?) with a full magazine, but this helps tame recoil very well. The comb and LOP and stock drop/cant are adjustable with factory-supplied shims. If the pistol grip isn't your style (though it is comfortable) the Browning ShorTrak "sporter" stock can be made to fit the FN.


For "sporting" type purposes, I highly recommend the rifle. I've put around 500 rounds through mine with no malfunctions. It conveniently likes the same handloads as my Remington 700 SPS :).

I should add, the Winchester SX-AR is the exact same rifle, but with a camo finish and without the stringent accuracy guarantee. I don't know that they are still made, but they were typically a couple hunsky's cheaper. I would recommend getting either rifle as a lightly used gun.


August 12, 2012, 10:40 AM
it's hard to beat the DPMS 308's for accuracy out to at least 400 yards or better

No knowledge of the DPMS .308's...

The OP needs to define "super accurate"- as relative to what?

I agree the FNAR- in the heavy barrel configuration- deserves a look see...

And if it's accurate at 400 yards, it'll be just as "accurate" at 600, 800, and 1000...