Recommendations for a .308 with Detachable Magazine

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Re: Recommendations for a .308 with Detachable Magazine

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Post by AndyC » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:08 pm

Crash wrote:I bought a Savage Model 10 Precision Carbine that meets all my requirements. Probably won't shoot it 'til next week, but I'll let everybody know how it does.

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Re: Recommendations for a .308 with Detachable Magazine

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Post by Gunner4640 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:42 pm

I have a Mossberg Patriot with a walnut stock and 5 round mag 22" barrel that shoots great I put a Vortex Diamond-Back 4x12 on it.
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Re: Recommendations for a .308 with Detachable Magazine

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Post by MaduroBU » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:37 pm

An old Rem M700 with a new barrel and a magpul hunter stock and bottom metal won't be terribly expensive and will shoot very well. The trick is to find an old short action M700 action in good shape in a rifle that has seen better days. I just did this for my dad and I think the total cost came in at $1200. I think that I could've gotten it lower by looking for deals on the barrel and reusing the stock trigger rather than getting a new Timney. The magpul stock And bottom metal with one 5 round mag were $260 from Midway, and I bought an epoxy bedding kit which in retrospect I didn't need. Electrical tape, release agent, and some Marinetex epoxy worked great and would've been half the cost. A good .308 barrel can be had very cheaply on sale, and the cost to install it and true the action may be your biggest expense.

If precision doesn't matter, then maybe look at the Century Arms roller delayed guns.

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