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Old 01-05-2017, 06:23 PM
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Default Sub moa rifle on a budget

I'm currently in the market for a new hunting rifle. I'm looking to spend less then $800. Is there anything out there that comes close to 1" moa or better out of the box, chambered in .308 winchester, in that price range?
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:29 PM
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Buy this one;

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/607479761

Then you'll have $250+ left for a quality scope plus some ammo...

If you aren't "dialing" for long shots then a $150 Vortex scope will work excellent for many years.


IMO - You would be hard pressed to do better than this for the money you have to spend !
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:34 PM
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Drop-in trigger and have the barrel "hand lapped".


The rest is up to you..........................??
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:05 AM
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I just posted the following on another thread:




FWIW I recently bought my GF a Patriot in .243. $500 OTD with a 3-9x scope.


With inexpensive Herters ammo (Sellier and Bellot?) it put five shots into 3/4" at 100 yards. WooHoo!
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:11 PM
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How about a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in .308? Guarenteed sub MOA. $476.80 plus $7.99 shipping. Money left over for a scope and mounts.

https://grabagun.com/weatherby-v-gar...24-syn-bl.html
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BTM View Post
I just posted the following on another thread:




FWIW I recently bought my GF a Patriot in .243. $500 OTD with a 3-9x scope.


With inexpensive Herters ammo (Sellier and Bellot?) it put five shots into 3/4" at 100 yards. WooHoo!
That's really good for a Berg! Hang on to that one.
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:35 PM
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I second the vanguard i got one in 257 it's a shooter and solid built gun. I got it either the leupold combo 3x9x40 vx2 for around 800 at cabelas
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The very best of the "budget" class of rifles I've personally seen & shot, the most consistently accurate is the Ruger American model lines. The Mossberg quality/function was spotty to start with, and that made me shy away from them. The Savage Axis/Edge is accurate but the accuracy/quality is a bit spotty with them. The defunct Marlin X-7/XS-7/XL-7 were great shooting rifles but discontinued since the same holding company that owns Remington killed them off-a damn shame! Whatever you do-STAY AWAY from the POS Remington model 710, and it's slightly revamped version model 770! If you get a Ruger American in 7mm08 or 308, something like a Nikon Prostaff or better on it, mount it properly, feed it GOOD quality, consistent factory ammo, or better yet precision carefully handloaded ammo, there's no reason why it wouldn't shoot sub MOA. The best part is you won't have much over 500$ in it if that much!
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:07 PM
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+1 for the Ruger American. I just bought the "compact" version of this rifle in .308, and put a Nikon Prostaff BDC 3x9 by 40mm scope on it for well under your budget. Mine likes Federal Premium 165 grain ammunition. It is a shooter and it has a nice adjustable trigger. Stalking Bear's advice is spot on.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:02 AM
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Thank you! Always glad to help & being a retired (mostly) gunsmith (and gun nut/competitor/hunter), I'm happy to share what I've learned & pass on the hard earned bit of knowledge I accumulated over the years!
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