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#31 Jason

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:13 AM

The Remington 700 is a nice rifle. I have a 700 BDL in Rem 17 and it shoots like a champ. Savage also makes a nice rifle. What is everyone's opinion of the Ruger number 1. I almost got one when I was looking at .223s but went with the Savage 12 FVSS. I have no regrets. I know a couple of guys that have Ruger #1s and they seem to like them.Jason O.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:19 AM

I've found the Rugers to be nice looking guns but lacking in the accuracy department. A box stock Savage with shoot better than the average Ruger and at a much better price. :lol:

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:58 AM

I used to hunt deer with a Winchester Model 88 lever action in 243. One of the finest rifles I ever shot. Took a pig with it no problem. My grandfather had a set of matching model 88s with the other being in 308. Good guns. Too bad they stopped making them back in the 70s. Generally I'm not a lever action fan. To many look and perform like those cheap 30 30s they sell at Big 5. These guns performed like the best bolt actions but had a nice lever action and detachable clip. Good weapon. My dad still has it. Might have to borrow it someday.Jason O.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:26 AM

Yep, nice gun. I still shoot the 88 in 308. Got a deer with it last year.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:51 PM

Get the 700 BDL. It has the floorplate for a quick emptying of the gun. You can pick up a Rifle Basix trigger for about $120 out the door from Sportsmans Warehouse.The one on my XR-100 .204 is a 2 ounce trigger. A slight bit of creep (very predictable) and BANG!My 700 BDL .308's trigger was adjusted for me by my buddy. Breaks at a very crisp and clean 1 1/4 lbs.Rem 700's also have the MOST available aftermarket goodies (i.e., Brownells).I HIGHLY recommend free floating the barrel and having the action pillar bedded. I did mine myself (nervous as hell I would glue it into the stock!) and it came out primo.She went from 1/2" - 3/4" groups at 100 yards to 1/4" - 1/2" groups at 200 yards. (Match Winchester prepped brass, Fed 210 primer, 45 grains of Varget and Nosler 168 grain J4 competition bullets).

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:18 PM

The one on my XR-100 .204 is a 2 ounce trigger.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:28 PM

Yeah - you have to be careful. It's perfect for long range though. No trigger pull error!




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