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    General, bush and long range

    Hey Folks just after some input.

    So....

    I currently have 2 rifles: a 20" 308 and 20" 284win.

    Which covers General and General/ respectively.

    However I have a spare Burris SixX 2-12x40 which is optically fantastic and is spare, its served me well and I really like it.

    However the one thing I feel I'm missing is a 16" 308 in my safe- preferably a Weatherby, howa or Bergara Nz special hunter model.


    Being that I have a optic and suppressor ready to rock am I complicating things for myself? Just a sub 300y handy rifle that's quick and isn't a single shot.

    Cheers folks

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    I have a Howa and a son has Howa and Bergara. All three are excellent.

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    See if you can find a Ruger Scout. 308, 16 inch barrel, 10,5 and 3 shot mags available. If you get the blued ones they come with a 5/8x24 threaded flash hider,
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    Those bergara extreme hunters are 18 inches I believe

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    Also have shot my 16.5 inch 308 well past 300 so you will be alright. Mine is however a single shot.

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    Chop the .308 ..
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    ruger ranch in 6.5 grendel .

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    Chop the 308 bro.

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    If it was me in your situation I'd chop the existing 308 and be done with it.
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    Another vote for the chop on the 308.

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    Or if you don't want to go too drastic on the 308, get another barrel, chop that, and fit it in place of the original. Put the original away.

    Means you can turn it back into what it was if need be.

    Whether that makes financial sense might be another question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    Or if you don't want to go too drastic on the 308, get another barrel, chop that, and fit it in place of the original. Put the original away.

    Means you can turn it back into what it was if need be.

    Whether that makes financial sense might be another question.
    its a firearm financial sense doesnt apply @Max Headroom .
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    its a firearm financial sense doesnt apply @Max Headroom .
    Unless you're a broke arse like me

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    Dont worry folks I just bought a model 7 in 7mm08 off here.

    It has a 18inch barrel.

    I leave my 308 as is because it shoots so well and I hate to break what isn't broke.

    I got given a old 303 last year by my Neighbour and it's all been checked out as safe to fire so I may have a play around with sub loads in that :-)

    And yes @berg243 I've litterly just proved you're point hahahaha
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    mate, if you are going for a sub 200 mtr bush only rifle with a short barrel why not go to something with a bigger hole.
    larger hole will be more efficient in a short barrel and make a bigger hole.
    How about something in the 35 cal range. ie 358 win. just run some of your 308 shells though a standard neck expanding, sizing die and hay presto.
    Other wise you have the 35 rem or 35 Legend, then all the 44/45 cal variants.
    In my 358win I shoot 158gr pistol bullets over trail boss 16-1700 fps for goats up close and personal like and 225gr for large game.
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