Best .308 long range rifle for $800-1000

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    Best .308 long range rifle for $800-1000

    I am looking to purchase a .308. My price range is roughly $800-1000.

    I am looking at couple of the remingtons 700 , the SPS tactical and the VSF (which is about 400 more than the sps).

    I was wondering what everyone thought would be the best .308. I am looking for long range shooting, just targets etc best accuracy for the price range.

    Give me your opinions on any of the rifles you think or any of the ones i mention above.

    Thanks for your time.

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    You just posed a very broad question. There likely isn't a best 308 in that range. The key difference in the Remington line are the different stocks you get on different models. Some of the stocks are much stiffer and actually allow the barrel to float free, which is critical for good accuracy. Others claim that they are floating, but they aren't stiff enough to not touch the barrel if you use a bipod.

    I would try to handle lots of different Rem700s and see what stocks feel good to you.

    What accuracy level are you trying to reach? A custom benchrest gun will shoot .1moa while a factory Rem 700 shoots about .5-1moa. Getting .5moa is pretty easy, getting under .3moa is pretty hard.

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    Agree, but if I had one rifle and it was 308 that I could use it would be DPMS Panther AR10

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    http://www.snipercentral.com/entrypackage.htm

    If you aren't limiting yourself to just Remingtons.

    If you're set on Remmy, then you can probably get a 700P (700PSS) for the lower part of your price range, or you can try for a Remington 5R Mil-Spec if you dont mind the SS barrel (never shot one, but reportedly it's one of the most accurate out of the box factory rifles made).

    You did fail to mention if your price includes bases, rings, scope, bi-pod, etc, or if it's just the rifle price. The entry package linked above has everything, including the hard case to store/transport it in.

    Hope that helps.
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    I am looking to get around .5 MOA. The price range I mentioned is just the rifle.

    I was looking at the DPMS AR10s, but there is a 12+ month wait on them and I cant find one anywhere else without ordering. (If anyone knows a place please PM me the shop or whatever.)

    I will take a look at some of the previous rifles you guys mentioned.

    Thanks for the info.

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    I'm looking for the same sniper style rifle in .308
    I can't seem to pull away from the specs of the Remmington 5R

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    Tikka T3 Tactical $1,100 (a little over budget but a GREAT price), or an FN PBR.

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    My vote goes towards a sps tactical with manners stock of choice.


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    I was in your shoes not long ago. I got my savage 10fp HS for $840. Once I played around with some different ammo, I found I can consistently get .5 moa out of the gun using Black Hills 175gr. Im new to long range and have allot to learn, but, so far im happy with the savage.
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    my vote savage model 10 fp hs precision
    but it from mel very nice rifle

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