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hey there everybody, i just picked up a new england fiearms survivor .308.
 
whats everone think of these?
 
i put a bushnell 3-9x50 illuminated retical sportsman with a weaver base and rings!
 
how do you guys think i did? this is going to be a deer hunting rifle!
 
how far do u think it will shoot accurately?
 
hope to hear back soon!
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I think you made a good choice  for a deer gun the ammo is reasonably priced and highly available with a wide variety of loads made. With a single shot  you learn to make the shot count.  I suspect it will be minute of angle accurate maby not more but probably not less so since the .308 cartridge is about a 700 yr cartridge.  I would think that you should be able to kill deer out to 600 yds reliably with practice and good knowledge of the trajectory of your ammo.  Will it kill further ---  Yes http://www.murdoconline.net/archives/003272.htmlome
 
Probably my only issue is that I would have used Warne rings not Weaver as the Weaver rings are the weak point in the system.  As funds allow you may wish to go to a better scope -- the 4200 series bushnell scopes are very nice, but if you really want to shoot long range you need something with tactical knobs like a 10x Super Sniper.


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It's an in-expensive combo, that would probably kill as many deer as the best custom rig you can buy....if you're a good shot.  (I'm not)  Well here is another way to say it: a marine sniper could kill a deer with it from way, way away....I might be able to do 200-300yds.  Shooting is mostly ability, what you shoot comes way after that...

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I purchased the same rifle before last deer season, I used a Konus ?-?x44 IR. The rifle shot good, it liked plain jane remington coreloks 150's , I think the groups were 1"-1.5", not bad for a rifle with that kind of price tag. I would buy a good sling and I liked the burris rings. I also would consider Some kind of coating, I used duracote on all my Handi to help stop the rust on the ruff metal. I have 3 H& R and have not been let down yet. They have a new one in 223 that is on my christmas list. All in All good choice I sure you will be pleased.
 
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