I find this odd.
Im looking for one of these now, and save the high end rifles for the range. While your post is a few yrs old, im shocked. Everyone is sold out, but this gun has a 5 star rating on mult sites. Reviews talk of 1 moa out of the box.
That said, and to new readers, 308 is a great round, but not if your new trying to make 400yrd shots. The cal is more than capable, but not for someone new wo good optics and good understanding of bullet drop. Too many times ive seen guys spend $1000 on a rifle, then top it off with a cheap scope or red dot, and blame the gun.
Thats my opinion, and im.not a self professed expert as half seem to be online.
Too often these days ppl buy guns based on a "cool tactical look". The result, were now paying more for $8 plastic stocks, than hand rubbed premium walnut or mahogany. Call me old fashion, but i think youve lost your minds. No matter what they call it, its plastic. Hand laid carbon fiber does not come from a plastic injection molding machine. Even more sad, is mossy oak wallpaper over plastic.
To me its like Ford painting their new trucks in gray or black primer, calling it a new tactical anti reflective coating, and charging more. Who's the dumbass?
In addition, do your homework. Find sites and youtubers that back their opinions with actual facts and figures.
For starters, fig out what you want the rifle for, and there are many that cross mult platforms. Then research the ammo, to not only find what youll need, but how flat it shoots, how avail it is and the cost, then look at rifles in that cal.
Again, one big newbie mistake is buying large mag rifles, then finding they cant handle the recoil. In addition, almost any necked mag ammo greatly reduces barrel life. As a rule of thumb, the ave 223 to 30-06 barrel should last 8000 to 10,000 rounds. Magnums in that range are 1500-2000. Personally, my pockets arent deep enough to replace barrels at that rate. While mags are great for long range hunting, or casual target shooting with low fire rates, they will be chew up barrels quickly if your a range shooter.
Last but not least, and to all newbies. Your 22 you plan on plinking with at grandpas farm does not need to be "tactical" and look like it was borrowed off a starwars set. Seriously, do we really need to wonder why were scaring the crap out of non gun owners? You've got a gun and skills that may hit a squirrel, you dont need a laser range finder, 3 lights, a 14" scope, folding stock and hand grips. What you need is a life.
Its become so bad in NY, cops are getting called when ppl are even seen with an AR. Learn to shoot, forget the toys. Some of our militaries best snipers going back to wwll learned shooting tin cans and pie plates with old beat up 22s and lever action carbines.
Find a low recoil gun, and practice. One thing i will warn you of, many buyers will rate things high if they are inexpensive only. Youll find this with cheap guns, ammo and optics. A $45 ebay Acog scope, will have the same rating as the $1500 real deal. Why? It looks cool and tactical, looks like the real deal, works (kinda) and cost $45 bucks.
Practice! Half these guys talking sub moa online likely couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.
Included my pic, of the suburban weekend warrior 22.
This is what happens when you've gone from vid games, to a real gun and listen to too many online yahoos. Again, do we really need to wonder why so many non gun owners are jumping on the antigun wagon?
Some of the best WWll snipers used rifles that were not close to our new out of the box, sub moa rifles, and they hit their mark. It boils down to skill, and that comes from practice.
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