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Ok so I've finally decided on a scope.  I got a Kahles CL 2-7x36.  Now I'm deciding on the rifle.  I know I'm going with a .308 win.  I've put together the following short list so I was hoping ya'll will help me out.  I hunt white tails in the South East usually from a stand or ground blind shots out to 250 yrds most under 100.  Feel free to add one to the list I'm trying to stay around $700.

http://www.weatherby.com/product/rifles/vanguard/predator

http://www.weatherby.com/product/rifles/vanguard/sporter

http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=20

http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=18
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Originally posted by brav302 brav302 wrote:

Ok so I've finally decided on a scope.  I got a Kahles CL 2-7x36.  Now I'm deciding on the rifle.  
 
So your "rifling your scope" huh? That's hilarious.
Only on this web site does that make PERFECT sense....Wink 
 
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I live just north of Charleston.  I grew up in Fayetteville, NC and still have family there.
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I'll be over on Daniel Island next week. 
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Originally posted by brav302 brav302 wrote:

Ok so I've finally decided on a scope.  I got a Kahles CL 2-7x36.  Now I'm deciding on the rifle.  I know I'm going with a .308 win.  I've put together the following short list so I was hoping ya'll will help me out.  I hunt white tails in the South East usually from a stand or ground blind shots out to 250 yrds most under 100.  Feel free to add one to the list I'm trying to stay around $700.

http://www.weatherby.com/product/rifles/vanguard/predator

http://www.weatherby.com/product/rifles/vanguard/sporter

http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=20

http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=18
take this for what its worth, but im a firm believer in not wasting money on a weatherby rifle in a non weatherby caliber, buy a remington bdl or a savage or a browning instead, if you  said you wanted a .270 weatherby then it would be different
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If you want to sit one night let me know.  I have a few spots we can sit on.  The whole reason I started looking at those weatherby vanguards is the reviews they get from everyone who has them, I believe they only come in none weatherby loads.
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the vanguard is chambered in .257wby and also 300 wby, i too have heard they are very nice rifles for the money i also have heard that the triggers on them arent the best and i do believe they are not adjustable, as far as function and accuracy they are very nice i am currently considering buying one myself in a .257wby we will see.
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I hear these are nice replacement tiggers.  The factory ones are supposed to be adjustable but still not great.

http://www.timneytriggers.com/sunshop/catalog/Weatherby-Vanguard-HOWA1500-18.html

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yeah if i bought a new vanguard on friday by tuesday afternoo i owuld have a timney mounted up on it
 
in fact the sporter in a .257 is the rifle i have been looking at.


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you might want to look at the new or should I say, Some what new Marlin 308 express or the XLR rifles. There under your price range. I have both Win,and the marlin I must say there both real good shooters my win is a bolt action and the marlin a lever action I have nocked the bottom out of a lot of deer with both, but I would give the thumbs up to the marlin over all.Just a thought.

 

 

 

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Those marlins are nice looking guns.  The main reason I'm looking at the 308 win is ammo availability though.
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I like the Remington M7 for short action calibers. Mine is a .260 in SS trim. It is very accurate and in .308 should be too. I like the CDL's classic looks http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_seven/model_seven_CDL.asp
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How about this one:
 
I have the same rifle, only blued.  They are very accurate and the short barrel makes them very handy in the woods as well as in a blind.
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I used one of the older Ruger Ultra Lights in .270. That was a very nice rifle, too.
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i had one in 7-08 and i wish i never would have got rid of it, but i still like remingtons better
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Originally posted by swtucker swtucker wrote:

How about this one:
 
I have the same rifle, only blued.  They are very accurate and the short barrel makes them very handy in the woods as well as in a blind.
..........................I agree with SW and some others. You WILL enjoy and love the more compact rifle!!! It won`t matter from where or how your using it. From a blind, a stand, stalking, hiking, on the plains, in the timbers, wherever you may be.
 
I`ve shot a few, but have handled them all and picked the best handling one for myself nearly two years ago; the 16.5" tubed M77 Ruger Frontier (blued). It is available in the .308 stainless and comes also with a scout scope base. Only with the Frontier, can you do a conventional scope and/or the scout. I do both.
 
As with mine, the discontinued 300 WSM Frontier, my chrony results have shown that the overall velocity loss vs the 24" tubes is only 3.5% to 4.5%. My tightest grouping was .544" (OD), or the total grouping diameter from outside hole to ouside hole. The same velocity results will hold true with any Frontier or Ruger compact chambering including the .308. No game hit will ever know the difference firing from a shorter barrel. And there is also little to no muzzle blast with these compacts as some may want to think.
 
I did change the trigger in mine, but all the new Rugers, as of `07 or `08 have the new LC6 triggers. Real nice! 100% better!
 
For more enjoyable hunts, there is no better a sweet handling, sweet carrying bolt carbine like the Frontier or Ruger compacts. Your 2x7 Kahles` size would not overwhelm this rifle either.
 
 
 
 
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Take a look at Browning's BLR lever-action rifle in .308.  They are short, handy, and pretty.  The two we've owned both easily shot 1 1/2" groups with Winchester factory ammunition. 
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What ever you dedide for a rifle, you've picked the right scope.  I have a 2-7 CL mounted on a Kimber 260 and the optics are terrific.
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well now I have a few more options to take a look at does anyone have any experience with the CZ's no one commented on them good or bad.  Thanks for all the input from everyone.
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the cz 550s ive played with are smooth and seem well built.
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Let's not forget a Sako 85 Finnlight, with a 20 7/8" barrel, at 6 lbs. 3 oz.  Guaranteed accuracy, with an action as smooth as silk.  Or, you may choose a Deluxe, Hunter, Greywolf, etc. 

Want a shoot-off with those Remingtons, pyro? Big Grin
 
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hmm do i have to use a m7/m700? or can i use my "ringer"?
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

hmm do i have to use a m7/m700? or can i use my "ringer"?
 
I know your Remingtons work for you pyro.  Just messin' around.  But those Sako 85's are darn good rifles, without having to spend the extra cash on a Timney trigger.
 
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as long as you buy a remington without the xmark pro trigger, you can adjust them quite nicely, i really like the factory trigger on my 673 remington, i wish i could adjust the trigger on my 788remington though, that baby is a real sleeper.
sako does make very nice stuff, i wish i could afford rifles in that price range.
 
the only reason i like rem is because winchester closed the factory down a few years ago, and im not on board with the new m70's yet, im waiting to see if they will expand there choice of chamberings before i buy another m70, the new ones have a replica pre64 action on them though so they will be nice.
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I should not be messing with brav302, though.  Some of those Sako's cost twice as much as a CZ.  He could still get one for under $900 though.
 
Otherwise going to a Tikka T3 can save one a lot of money, and there might not be a better bang for the buck than Tikka.
 
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