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Old 12-27-2012, 03:15 PM
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I just got my first rifle recently (Saiga AK-47) and i love it. Now i'm looking for something a little bit more powerful. I'm thinking the .308 looks like what i'm wanting in terms of power as well as availability of ammo, and I like the idea of having a high cap magazine. I'm leaning towards the m1a socom, but it's so damn expensive. Are there any .308 rifles that are similar in quality and have at least 20 round magazines available, but might be a couple hundred bucks less?
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Saiga .308 since you're already into the AK-series.

Or go with a good accurate bolt gun for distance work.
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Are there any .308 rifles that are similar in quality and have at least 20 round magazines available, but might be a couple hundred bucks less?
nope.....nada...aint no way....not anymore......take your pick
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Look at Ruger. You might be interested in the Gunsight Scout.
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FAL battle rifle from DSArms
Ruger Gunsite Scout
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I would recommend an M1A, but not the SOCOM since you already have a "battle rifle". Go with a standard or loaded if you can afford it.

The SOCOM and scout are nice, but to take full advantage of the M1A you need the longer barrel.

I have a SOCOM II and love it, but that's because it's my only rifle and I set it up for CQB with an EBR stock.
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PTR 91 GI http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/comp....html?Itemid=0

Cheap gun, cheap ammo (Steel cased.), cheap mags.

I have M1A's but I will have 2 of those as well soon.
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Bolt action or semi?
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I have had the basic three for a while.

I have come to believe that going forward a heavy bolt action in 308, 300 or 338WM will be the most important.

My situation may differ from yours.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:31 AM
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thanks for all the replies guys. i'm gonna check out each of your recommendations. i'm looking for more of a battle rifle i guess...one that's semi (i hate reloading lol). i'm just starting out my gun collection so i'm trying to get something to cover every situation. i carry an m&p 40 for close up situations, the AK is good at midrange, now i'd like to be able to snipe some zombies haha (i'm kidding...the zombie crap is way outta hand). i'm still thinking m1a since everything i've liked so far is around $1800
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Well one option but it would require a bit of work. Find a local high power shooting club like a state club and join. Learn from someone what to do to compete. Then get a M1 from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. About 600 dollars delivered to your front door. It only has enbloc clips holding 8 rounds but 3006 packs a punch. They also have cheap ammo you can order. Does not quite meet your desires but its close.
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Well one option but it would require a bit of work. Find a local high power shooting club like a state club and join. Learn from someone what to do to compete. Then get a M1 from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. About 600 dollars delivered to your front door. It only has enbloc clips holding 8 rounds but 3006 packs a punch. They also have cheap ammo you can order. Does not quite meet your desires but its close.
about how much would it cost to join the club? i'd love a 30.06 and that's cheaper than my Ak haha
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I agree get a M1 Garand or two you can convert one to 308 win and keep the other in 30-06. Even If you don't reload pick up your brass and sell it.

They sell good refurbished ones for $995 with great brand new barrels and stocks.


RM1SPECIAL for 30-06

RM1308SPECIAL for 308

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about how much would it cost to join the club? i'd love a 30.06 and that's cheaper than my Ak haha
Depends on where you live. Check your local gun shops for info. Go to the CMP website for details and a list of the clubs. They note many cost twenty five dollars to join.

http://www.odcmp.com/Clubs.htm

look under the tool bar for clubs. Just noted they have some re-barreled in 308. Prices start at 525 and go up to 3K for a rare sniper build.
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I bought a used Rem700 sniper bolt .308 with 5:1 twist and bull barrel. FINALLY got it scoped and zero'd today. SWEET little unit. I didnt like the feel of the newer 700's and glad I got mine,....likely 4-5 years old. I see myself reloading ALOT as it was fun fun. I was stacking bullets at 70 yards, cant wait to really see what it can do. Has Nikon Monarch variable scope.....love it too.

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I bought a used Rem700 sniper bolt .308 with 5:1 twist and bull barrel. FINALLY got it scoped and zero'd today. SWEET little unit. I didnt like the feel of the newer 700's and glad I got mine,....likely 4-5 years old. I see myself reloading ALOT as it was fun fun. I was stacking bullets at 70 yards, cant wait to really see what it can do. Has Nikon Monarch variable scope.....love it too.

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how much you pay for yours? i came across this while looking on google
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/42070
looks like a nice little deal. i haven't even seen a .308 rifle for less than $1000 so far
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What do you plan to use this rifle?

Prepper, shtf, survival???

Trueth is a light weight 308 hunting rifle might serve you well. In reality your rifle will be used for hunting and gathering more than engageing in fire fights like in the movies. So a good light weight hunting rifle is worth its weight in gold!

Don't be to concernd with the heavy weight barrels, be more conserned with the rate of twist in the barrel.
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What do you plan to use this rifle?

Prepper, shtf, survival???

Trueth is a light weight 308 hunting rifle might serve you well. In reality your rifle will be used for hunting and gathering more than engageing in fire fights like in the movies. So a good light weight hunting rifle is worth its weight in gold!

Don't be to concernd with the heavy weight barrels, be more conserned with the rate of twist in the barrel.
i don't hunt, and the only way ****s gonna hit the fan is if everybody gets ****ed and we go into a civil war. my guns are first and foremost for fun/collection purposes. i like shooting targets. protection is also important, but a .308 isn't gonna be in gun fights...really it'd just serve to snipe lol.
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