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Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:48 am
by hubtech
Have any of you guys shot the Ruger Gunsight Scout yet? It looks like it'd make a neat "stalker" and seems to be pretty accurate up to 300 yards from reviews. Any experience with this fella? Good?Bad?Ugly?

Check it out!
http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsiteSc ... odels.html

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:53 am
by Spitfire
I love all guns but to me that is one UGLY cow !

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:36 am
by hubtech
Really? i held one yesterday and it, to me, looks awesome! 16.5 is a bit short IMO but for walking around think brush it'd be great

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:24 am
by gtk
outdoor life had an article on them a while back.. I don't know anyone that owns one.. I want to get ahold of one of those ruger "american" 22's..

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:18 pm
by hubtech
I'm looking for a hunting rifle. I really like that 308, but i dont know if it fits the bill. I have to trust reviews and listen to you folk cause i just dont have the experience with firearms to "trust myself". we're going to have some longer shots this year, 250+ yard possibilities. .270, 308, 30-06? I hear the .270 will be the fastest/flattest. what to do what to do

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:18 am
by Spitfire
I really like the looks of the old Ruger Number Seven and the Model 77 , IMO that is how a hunting rifle should look....

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:43 am
by gtk
Do you reload? If you go with .308, you need to keep in mind that ammo may be harder to find.

Personally, I love the .270 & 130 sierra bullet, but that's pretty much all I have ever hunted deer with. Can't ever go wrong with 30-06. I would be looking more at workmanship of rifle instead of caliber.

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:35 am
by hubtech
Ok. Let's say 800 is my top end.

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:13 am
by gtk
If your talking about bolt actions:
Browning Abolt would be my #1 choice.. I love mine.
Remington 700 is tried & true..
Tikka
Kimber Montanna

Lots of folks like the TC Encore. Big plus there is being able to switch barrels

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:48 am
by schoolmarm
Spitfire wrote:I really like the looks of the old Ruger Number Seven and the Model 77 , IMO that is how a hunting rifle should look....





Spitty, you lost me on the Ruger Number seven.

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:35 pm
by Spitfire
Sorry Bobby ...it Should have been Remington number seven and Ruger M 77 :oops:

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:36 pm
by hubtech
Well the Gunsite Scout is based off of the m77 if i researched correctly. MAN I DUNNO

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:43 pm
by sidog
I have a m77 Hawkeye 7mm-08 Ruger that I love but after killing a couple of deer with I went back to my Rem. 700 LTR .223. WE killed 6 with it last year with 6 shots I know that there are people who think a , 223 is too small for whitetails but if you can shoot it well it's plenty of gun. If you want a 30 cal. gun a 308 or a 30-06 are both fine choices but like someone said before ammo is easier to get for the 30-06.IMO find a gun you like and don't skimp on the scope. Good luck on finding a smokepole!

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:05 pm
by Bullie
When did .308 ammo get hard to find?

Re: Put my hands on a cool 308 yesterday

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:35 pm
by hubtech
i know that I can buy a gun/scope combo and kill dear with it for $400....BUT i just really liked the look/feel of the gun. A buddy of mine bought one, i'm hopefully going to shoot it Sunday, then i'll make my decision.