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    First Bolt Gun recommendation.308

    Team,

    I知 seeking input for putting together my first bolt gun in 308. I壇 like to focus on the gun before glass. Caliber selection is set. Primary use would be hunting deer, hogs, etc. shooting out to 300 yards at times. I値l be carrying this rifle over some long hikes so I want to be weight conscious.

    I already own a 308 suppressor that will be affixed to this rifle.

    Is there a decent out of the box threaded rifle that I should look at?

    Would I be better to order my parts and build myself?

    What brands do we consider of rugged and reliable?

    I知 new to bolt gun equipments please excuse my ignorance.

    Budget sub $1000 for gun. I know glass is a different story.



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    The Ruger precision rifle is a great entry level rig, but probably too heavy if your planning on humping it alot for hunting. I'd take a look at some of the offerings from Tikka, or Howa. These are decent rifles and fit your budget. Remington was the way to fly years back, but they have fallen behind as far as quality.

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    You're describing a ranch rifle.

    I'd take a long look at the Savage Hog Hunter. It has essentially everything you're looking for.

    If you're shooting to 300y and no further, a Howa or Tikka et al is way way over kill.

    Put a 2-7 leupold firedot on there and you'll be able to kill anything within 300 yards easily.

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    Honestly, out to 300 Id look at ruger american ranch.

    Other options to look at:
    Bergara b14 ridge
    Savage 110 apex
    Tikka t3x lite compact, compact tactical

    You want to stay away from “precision” rifles since they ussually weigh a few lb more. The Bergara HMR is advertised as a middle option but still comes in at 9lb. The American Hunter is 6lb. Anything with a chassis will be about 10lb or more.

    I dont think you can build a value gun these days.
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    Bergara is the new kid on the block, but they make some very guns. Tikka would be a solid choice as well.

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    Bergara Ridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonesshowmonkey View Post
    You're describing a ranch rifle.

    I'd take a long look at the Savage Hog Hunter. It has essentially everything you're looking for.

    If you're shooting to 300y and no further, a Howa or Tikka et al is way way over kill.

    Put a 2-7 leupold firedot on there and you'll be able to kill anything within 300 yards easily.

    I saw that. The savage hog hunter is a heavy ass barrel though. I知 a weight wiener.

    I致e learned how critical weight is when bushwhacking through cover for hours to the perfect hunting spot.


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    You want it to have a thin profile, yet threaded barrel? That will surely limit your options.

    You can always get whatever rifle you want, and have the barrel threaded. Hanging a
    suppressor off the end of a super light barrel isn't overly common, but it can surely
    be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzman View Post
    You want it to have a thin profile, yet threaded barrel? That will surely limit your options.

    You can always get whatever rifle you want, and have the barrel threaded. Hanging a
    suppressor off the end of a super light barrel isn't overly common, but it can surely
    be done.



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    Nearly any off the shelf rifle will get the job done out to 300m
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