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Old August 16, 2018, 08:20 PM   #26
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I bought a Howa heavy barrelled action in 308 Win from Brownells.

It was my grandson's first center fire rifle.

Bought a Hogue full bedded stock for it.

He shot maybe 15 rounds thru it the first outing. I told him shoot for group.

His next 5 shots covered 1" with shot 5 as a called flier that put the group at 1 3/8".

His next outing, the SIL put him on the 200 yd target and he shot maybe a 2" group. This was all with less than 50 rounds thru the barrel.

I think it will be a less than 1" rifle when he gets settled into it.

Total cost for barreled action + stock was approx. $430.00.
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Old August 19, 2018, 07:52 PM   #27
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Thanks for everyone’s comments here. I ended up purchasing a Howa 1500 HB chambered in 308 Win. The package includes the following.

• Nikko Stirling® GamekingTM 1”, 4-16x44 scope
• One-piece base & rings
• 20” threaded, heavy barrel
• Full-dipped KryptekTM camo on barrel, stock, scope, base & rings. (Typhon pattern)
• Hogue® pillar-bedded stock & recoil pad
• 10-round Ammo BoostTM detachable magazine
• Bipod

Guaranteed Sub MOA out of the box.

Picked up the whole package for $700 MSRP is $959
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Old August 20, 2018, 10:07 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by davidsog View Post
Good advice. A solid shooting rifle that you can get a lifetime supply of magazines for the cost of a basic load in other .308's.

Get one that includes the European Style magazine release (paddle) standard.

Yes and it comes standard with the European Style magazine release!

Get the GIR as it also comes with a rail if you decide to run optics.
I second the railed PTR if you get one. Good guns but I owned a newly made PTR with an out of spec claw mount FYI. The rails shouldn't have a problem.
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Old August 24, 2018, 11:55 PM   #29
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Currently, the refurbished CMP Special Grade M1 Garand chambered in .308 with the new Criterion Bbl. for $1,050 when they come back in stock is a sweet deal.

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Old August 25, 2018, 04:19 AM   #30
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ARs are problem children with a short temper.
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Old August 25, 2018, 08:23 AM   #31
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Awesome M1 there, Red Devil! Very nice!
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