But the accuracy is on par for what you’d expect from a semi-auto. Not something I can guarantee with a .556 when hunting deer, moose, elk etc. With that in mind, we were after guns that offered a bit more than others. There are many rifle and handgun packages I can not afford, but there are plenty of people that are above me that can. For hunting, the M&P10 offers an ideal balance of usability and power. Love the review. Every aspect of it has been designed around highly accurate, long range shooting. All images are the property of their respective owners. Free FedEx Option* (0) Military Style Chamber Brush .308 Caliber $ 5.03 (1) Brass Core Bronze Bristle Rifle Chamber Brush Fits .22-250, 6BR I’ve got my bolt-actions for those rare occasions when I get out to do that kind of thing though. You get me to believe you would drive to the woods, walk up a tower, put together a rifle and then take it down without firing the thing?!!! The gun provides solid accuracy and unquestionable reliability. Under 18” and you start wasting powder and don’t develop the full potential of the .308 round. After all, there are a myriad of actual issued sniper rifles that can be purchased over the counter, and there isn’t much difference between a good target rifle and a good sniper rifle. I’ll stick with my M1-A! However, this is a case where an extra couple inches really can make a difference. I have all four at hand and ready for action. Available with or without iron sights, the Henry Long Ranger is a 20” barreled .308 lever action rifle with a four round removable magazine. The Owyhee Takedown Bolt Action .22 LR Rifle will be available for purchase in Q1 with an MSRP of $1,065 and a street price of around $879. Colt and other manufacturers are flooding the market with AR style .308’s that continue to be sold at ever lower and lower price points, while venerable old favorites like M-14 style .308’s are also still made. A feather light trigger is to be desired on the bench, but may be a safety liability on a hunting rifle. However, there are a few things that are generally considered must have features on a .308. Once again, we are treated to high quality American walnut with laser cut checkering, and a stout, recoil absorbing buttpad. Still—consider the obstacles you face in a design that allows you to quickly remove the barrel. For starters, 18-22” barrels are the norm, although rifles made for long range shooting may have longer barrels still. Let’s wrap this up with this. And not one Browning BAR, an industry standard and hugely-popular conventional rifle, in the bunch. We think the best thing about the Henry .308 single shot is that it allows gun owners to purchase an extremely well made rifle, with quality furniture for a modest price. Jaguar, Puma, Moose, Elk, Mountain Goat, Feral Hog, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Black tail or White tail Deer …the list goes on and on.. Not only are you a dork but you are such an ignoramus. After all, any .308 rifle review is bound to leave out somebody’s favorite gun, and it is also going to rely on a set of criteria that are unique to the reviewer, which they also hope will appeal to the readership. Therefore, we can see the ideal .308 rifle will have a sufficiently long (and well made) barrel to develop accuracy and the full potential of the round, as well as a comfortable stock, suitable trigger, and either well made iron sights or a quality optic. Then give it a quick function check. Well, the answer is simplicity and tradition. But we’re not comparing apples to apples, because none of those break down into such a small, portable package. U.S. Matte finished with Jewell trigger. The take-down version of the Ruger 10/22 is an in expensive alternative to the Browning SA-22 Semi-Auto .22 rifle but, it rivals the Browning rifle … I paid a lot less than $3250 for the M1-A or the M1 Garand. Gimmicks don’t usually shoot very well. Steve Coffman is a consulting historian presently researching the dark history of the Washington State Secret Service, and their concerted assault on civil rights in Washington State 1917-1919. That was heavy. Now we get into old fashioned traditionalism here. Being part of the heavy weapons section, I also carried M-60 ammo, tripod on top of my 223’s and 40’s. You be the judge. Why would anyone want an heavy rifle that could fit into a small suitcase? Broken down, this rifle measures in at an astonishing 17 inches long and 5 inches wide. This would qualify as a .308 pistol and avoid dealing with Obama’s gun commies and their greedy senseless gun laws, PLUS you can build one for UNDER $1500 case included. The Grade 1 rifle measures 19.25 inches when disassembled. CALIBER: 7.62 x 51mm NATO Very quick. Just as accurate as any on your list, with light weight and light recoil, this weapon is superior in every way(except cost) to every gun listed. After multiple range trips, I can confidently say that this system works. Of course the first question one might ask is “what is a tactical rifle?”. I am interested in this type of weopon for one reason only. Ruger 10/22 Model 11100 Takedown Rifle. Ready to shoot out of the box, you can also choose to install an optic and any number of tactical accessories like a vertical foregrip, flashlight and laser. LWRCI.com did this years ago with their REPR. Hey Joe you may be having a gas port problem if it is ripping your shells apart , or a buffer issue, Try a different buffer spring and buffer and if that does not fix it try a adjustable gas block you may be getting to much gas, by the way I have had major issues with the quality control from palmetto sate armory so try and go through some else next time I bought a upper that had the barrel epoxied to the upper receiver, the barrel didn’t have the pin that goes in the slot on the upper so they glued the barrel in I fought with them for over a month before they were willing to give me a new barrel I had to have a gunsmith and the shop I bought the upper from ream there ass before they would do the right thing. The fact that you now have the ability to covertly carry a rifle into a place without detection, is what draws the eventual owner to the rifle. A good trigger is a must as well. Aside from the novelty factor, why should anyone care about shooting a .308 out of a single shot rifle? Assembling the rifle is very easy, In fact all you’ve got to do is lock the bolt back, slide the barrel and gas tube into place, hand tighten the barrel nut, slide and lock the handguard into place and you’re done. These are of course the same things that make for a good rifle regardless of caliber, but the power and accuracy potential of the .308 make selecting the correct combination of features more important than say, picking out a .22 for casual plinking. With my current AR15 battle ready it’s put on a lot of weight. This drives the price point up, which also will effect the total sales of such a rifle, this causes the final sales price to be higher then many of the rifle most would consider. Sometimes the name of a rifle tells us a lot about it. Tactical Solutions (TacSol) has unveiled a new integrally suppressed takedown rifle—at press time, the the only integrally suppressed manufacturer with a muzzle-end front sight. Reasonably priced at under $1000, it is a premium quality lever action rifle that won’t let you down. The ability to break down and pack into a small case must be a high priority to someone to justify the price. Because it fits a standard AR buffer tube, you can readily swap out the stock for something else if you are so inclined. If you did want a larger optic, this bottom layer could be repurposed for a scope. Advertised as one of the lightest .308 AR style rifles, the GII is an ideal carbine for somebody who wants more punch than is delivered in a 5.56 carbine. We have elected to examine tactical .308 AR’s elsewhere, and offer for your consideration the best AR style .308’s for hunting and target shooting. BA13 TAKE DOWN SYNTHETIC RIFLE. It is a rifle for the common person, and just at home in a deer camp, as it is locked in a safe for casual shooting. The bigger rifle, though? Edward O disassembles the new Aptus rifle, a 5.56 take down system from DRD Tactical, the manufacturer behind the Paratus .308 take down. MSRP: $311.00. For close quarters, this rifle is superb. If it was 22″ or longer I’d understand that. Before the AR-15, there was the .308 chambered AR-10. And I was alittle weary of spending 2500 on a ar10 then stock, optic, bcm charging handle, and of course 200 to the atf. The price was good but on delivery, and first time at the range I ran into failure to chamber properly so many times I would have been stomped to death by an angry moose if my first shot wasn’t dead on. Swinging from target to target can become challenging as fatigue sets in. Most assume something built at home can not be as good as there cheap to mid price range rifle purchased from a place of business, but I strongly dis-agree. Groups with factory ammo for both barrels shot under 1/2″. Equipped with a comfortable rubber buttpad, exposed hammer, internal transfer bar safety, sling swivel mounts, and an ageless design that has remained popular in the hearts and minds of American shooters. Even with heavy clothing, commie type chest rigs, heavy vegetation and longer distances have little effect on it’s effectiveness. I prefer lighter, more compact rifles for close quarters work. Whereas most… While lever action rifles have the saving grace of being easy handling, fast shooting repeating rifles that also are a part of American mythology, why should we care about single shot rifles? The take down feature of this system, while nifty and cool, doesn’t outweigh the value of my Larue compared to this gun. I’d say you have all the bases covered and that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it. A dealer friend of my ordered one to sell. MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 20 Rounds (takes Magpul magazine) We also wanted to see what guns would appeal to the casual shooter. Bolt action rifles are both affordable and capable of great accuracy. Could be that the throat was improperly machined allowing the round to seat too deeply thereby giving your extractor a devil of a time extracting the spent casing. Choose the lowest price from our multiple warehouses. Browning BLR Rifle Takedown Model Review. How do I even know if the thing will shoot? 3 oz. Adjustable from about 1.5 to 6 pounds, the Savage AccuTrigger brings match quality performance to to common shooter. Having hauled out a rather expensive semi auto rifle earlier when looking at target rifles, we also wanted to be a bit more budget friendly here. My extractor actually mangles the case rim sometimes and this is something that needs to be corrected. I’m a happy shooter! Add in a removable oversized bolt handle knob which can be changed out to various different shapes and sizes, an adjustable match grade trigger, AR style pistol grip, plus so much more, and price it for around $1100, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a target rifle! Even if you choose to operate with iron sights, being able to install an optic is important. $2,250.00 - … Its sleek, and easy to operate design sets a new standard for affordable single shot hunting rifles. There is also a spot to hold a small red dot optic. All too often, the price on every other part on a gun like that, is jacked up way beyond what some of us think is reasonable. Originally .308 AR’s were somewhat expensive and hard to get, but the prices have been rapidly falling as more and more shooters embrace the platform. Every angle, every line, every detail has a weight saving rational behind it, yet the M762 is still robust enough to handle the heavy recoil. Alaska is home to black, brown, grizzly and polar bears, and any one of those could inflict serious bodily harm on … I believe any comparison of .308 to .556 is a moot point. The reality is they are quality firearms built  for regular use either as duty arms or for hunting, sport shooting or self defense. It was first intended to be an Airforce survival tool. Ultimately we chose to put it in the best all around .308 target rifle category for several reasons. We wanted these rifles to appeal to first time and novice shooters, as well as long time expert gun owners. I prefer lighter, more compact rifles for close quarters work. Guns, To all you others who compare it to the 5.56 I call you ignoramuses as well. My second attempt at the range was much better but It still has a few failure to properly chamber round problems. And until they do, they can’t be compared. BUTTSTOCK/GRIPS: Magpul, 6 position adjustable stock AWC Ultra 13TD. If you can stomach the hefty price tag of the M762, it won’t disappoint. In the short distances available here in the backwoods of Virginia, the red dot style optics are a natural fit. I only want to carry and stock one caliber of ammo. If you are using steel cased cartridges they will often expand which also makes extraction difficult. However, PTR Industries of South Carolina has been building high quality, American made copies of the G3. Selecting the best one is not a daunting task. With so many quality .308 rifles having features like adjustable or folding stocks, Picatinny rail systems, and AR style furniture, it is very difficult to point to a modern rifle and go “this is a tactical rifle” or “this is a sporting rifle”. If you want an heirloom grade rifle that is both affordable and accurate, this is it. Yet the scope didn’t fit into the foam the hard case is supplied with, so I found myself relying on the Primary Arms Micro Dot for the majority of the review process. After all, not all of us can buy a rifle with a blank check signed by the taxpayers! Private citizens, law enforcement and military have an enormous number of rifles to choose from for their needs, ranging from inexpensive to many thousands of dollars. Two years later, the 7.62 NATO was born from the same research and experimentation. No list of top of the line .308’s is complete without the SCAR 17. I sent it back to the factory and they did something and sent it back in about a week. I own an AR that fits in a briefcase–and I don’t have any issues with that one. The gun held together like a champ and was still easily taken apart–hot or not. takedown, Check out DRD Tactical:http://www.drdtactical.com/M762.htm. Yet one big potential of rifles like this is the long range stopping power of the .308. The Micro Dot allowed for realistic 4 inch groups and much faster target acquisition. A weapon system is only as strong as its weakest part; thankfully theM762 is built like a tank. Lever Tactical Big-Bore Takedown Rifle: WWG Co-Pilot Review The Wild West Guns Co-Pilot is a short, fast handling, accurate hammer of a rifle that disassembles down to a compact travel size package. Good luck try the syrac or odin works gas block…. Have a 2 stage on way for it now. But in a hurry, at time when it really matters and you have to make that decision about which rifle am I going to take with me and which ones do we leave, knowing this is the rifle that will keep me alive and provide food, security and stealth from those that wish to do you and the ones you love harm…I know that DRD take down will not be left at home, nor will my SIG 556 Swat or the silencer for both. Use shooting matts products from Gun University to get the most comfortable shooting feeling. My extractor which has a heavy spring, grips the case rim too tight, which other buyers say is the problem with the round not chambering correctly. Any semi-auto that can do things at that kind of range is going to be more expensive than most people, me included, can easily afford. Certainly no .308 rifle review should be considered complete without one of the most popular 308 rifle - the Ruger Precision Rifle. Now it is true that the 7.62 NATO is a slightly modified .308, and that .308 is often loaded hotter than the 7.62 NATO, the two rounds are interchangeable in modern .308 chambered rifles. Tikka designed this rifle to be modular and modifiable with off the shelf components. In a matter of seconds, that small 17 inch package is now standing tall at 35 inches and ready to rock. Loaded down with practical and tactical features like a folding adjustable stock, removable magazine, free floating barrel with an AR style M-Lok handguard with full length top Picatinny rail, 24” barrel, match grade adjustable trigger, and more! The Savage Axis II XP is just such a gun though. The nut stays in place perfectly. Thanks for your input, but I am mechanically inclined and tinker I must do. The gun just didn’t make sense to me. They would sell 100 x more of them. In between, there is a rifle for every use and every budget. The price point is probably above what most people would be willing to pay, but then again, I’ve seen quite a few shooters/collectors shell out cold hard cash for the latest gimmick only to have buyers remorse later and then to be further let down when they couldn’t get a decent value for the rifle/pistol when they went to trade for something new. For price point, we considered more than just the price tag. The subject of this review, the U.S.-made Nemesis Arms Valkyrie, vehemently ends inaccurate suppositions about said rifle type and exemplifies the term “versatility.”” In fact it is a hard one to answer. Their new take-down M762 is challenging the basic perceptions of the overgrown AR. There are a lot of reasons to own a single shot .308. Uses AR-15 stock furniture, Custom handguard designed to lay flat for more accurate shooting from a rest or bench, Magpul PRS stock that is adjustable for length of pull and comb height, Lightweight 3.5 pound single stage trigger, Rifle length gas system for maximum reliability, Stock designed to mount popular accessories, Folding stock with adjustable comb and length of pull, Unique four bolt system attaches barrel and handguard without a barrel nut, Picatinny rails on top of the receiver and bottom of handguard, Aggressive, yet comfortable laser cut checkering, 22” barrel suitable for long distance shots, American walnut stock with laser cut checkering. This thing of beauty has all of the impressive specs of the standard BLR plus a sexy new look and sight system. Oddly enough the M762 is soft shooting, moderately quiet (from the shooter’s end), and very well balanced. You paid good money for a product and if it isn’t working properly send it back and ask for a replacement or a refund. Some users dislike the “tactical” look of the rifle. The only problem I see with this is you must remove the optic from the rifle for storage in the case. While I’m fine with the performance of the gun, I will add this about its philosophy of use. The latter is by far the most commonly seen, and many companies build uppers, lowers, handguards and bolts which work with that pattern, making it the closest thing to a standard for .308 AR style rifles. Groups at 100 yards were consistently between 1.5 and 2 inches. With that in mind, we wanted to find two different .308 bolt action rifles to review- one general purpose hunting or casual target rifle, and a purpose designed target rifle that is good enough for a skilled shooter, but approachable to a novice or casual shooter. Next time shoot a few rounds. We test fire every rifle before it leaves our facility. Think about it, first there is much more R&D that goes into a rifle like this, especially if it is to function, shoot and keep it’s zero! Featuring an 18” chrome-moly barrel, wickedly amazing Geissele 2 stage precision trigger, special KeyMod handguard, special slick finished bolt carrier group, and unique twin extractors, plus so much more, all of which combines to form what quite likely is the finest .308 AR style rifle sold to hunters today. Some are very accurate but not fun to shoot. However, each of the rifles we look at here have excellent triggers that are more than suitable for their role. I carried the M14 in Nam and I believe that and GOD is why I came home. The Smith and Wesson M&P line is a series of firearms that in theory are marketed as suitable for law enforcement work, with the implication that they are also superior arms for private citizens. We’ve looked at a lot of modern rifles, and classic rifles made for a modern market, but it is time to shift to a different pace. Featuring a 22” barrel, flash hider, and National Match iron sights, plus a unique sniper grade stock with adjustable comb and length of pull, this version of the Springfield M1A is ready for the optic of your choice to be turned into a top quality sniper rifle. One 308 to the vitals, up close will do the trick. This isn’t unique to the M762. This of course is a highly subjective and loaded question. A qualit… Just as if you start that build with a Billet Upper & lower or a DRD upper and lower Take down, you will have more in the rifle and exceed the average cost. For another, it is just a really nice rifle. The free floating 22” barrel is covered by a KeyMod handguard with a 20 MOA rail, which allows for mounting oversized scopes suitable for the kinds of long range shots the .308 is capable of. 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