Building a .308 Tack Driver

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Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by XDTim » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:08 pm

Want to build a mid to long range tack driver. Thinking that the Rem 700 chambered in .308 is a good starting point. This is new ground for me. Thoughts ?

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Jonathanw » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:23 am

Get a DSA STG 58 (FAL ) thatll do you good in the long haul or if your on more of a budget century came out with a c308 for $600-700 which uses PTR parts (and receiver? maybe _: )

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Post by XDTim » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:48 am

Actually, I have always wanted a FAL but never had anything in .308 and didn't want to add another caliber, so prob will do this anyway. That said, curious why you would suggest this, given that the Rem 700 is is a more stable / solid platform with regard to the optic foundation. Appreciate the input.

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Jonathanw » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:09 am

XDTim wrote:Actually, I have always wanted a FAL but never had anything in .308 and didn't want to add another caliber, so prob will do this anyway. That said, curious why you would suggest this, given that the Rem 700 is is a more stable / solid platform with regard to the optic foundation. Appreciate the input.

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I have a bias to FALs, :ham'r however they will work very well and DSA makes very good scope mounts, and ive heard some negative things regarding recent Remington rifles, apparently some big recalls on the 700 series, and the 770 series,. Issues like slam fires, mag magazines, etc.

Heres my Rhodesian FAL with a redone paint job I did to match the original worn paint.

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However A year ago I had a century FAL with a brazil imbel receiver and put a posp scope on it, it was more aligned to your desired use (boy do I regret trading it [smilie=014.gif] )

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by XDTim » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:21 am

Interesting....hadnt heard anything about recalls on the 700

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by mohshard » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:08 am

I had a 700 tactical in 7.62x51, a savage heavy bbl in the same caliber and 6 fals including a para and a smith built.

The FAL is many things but not a tack driver. It's a battle rifle, like the M14 or H&K g3. 20 round mags semi and accurate enough.
The 700 was very accurate and reliable and a very well built bolt gun. Sold it when I took it out against the savage And the savage was just a little more comfortable.

Still have 3 of my fals and my savage .

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by XDTim » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:08 am

Really appreciate the input. Hadn't even considered the Savage, but now I will.

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Jonathanw » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:31 am

Dicks has some good ones in the 300 range with a scope, but u can always pay more to get one with a Nikon scope

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Post by flashooter22 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:05 pm

Savage makes a great bolt and the Remmy 700 is a tried and true tack driver.
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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Davegot2P » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:30 am

Hmmmmm I just happen to have two FALs (one STG-58 one century) and a Win 70 HB Varmint that I picked up 20 something years ago.
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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Bttbbob » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:04 am

Buy a Weatherby Varmint in .308......Guaranteed to shoot under a MOA out of the box...Cheaper than building a Mdl 700 that shoots under 1 moa all day long.

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Bttbbob » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:04 am

Gas guns cost a fortune to make precision rifles out of.

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by avmech » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:25 pm

XDTim wrote:Interesting....hadnt heard anything about recalls on the 700

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Trigger recall, easily dealt with by installing a non Remington trigger. Both my 700s sport Timney triggers.

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by DaveM » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:38 am

XD,

What do you consider a tack driver? You want a rifle that hits a 4 foot gong at 1000 yards or or a competition rifle that will hit an X-ring at 1000 yards?

If your looking for a competition rifle your entry point is a Savage 12 F/TR at a cost of around $1200. Dial the accutrigger down to 6 oz. Put some good glass on it like March, Nightforce or Sightron. Add some weight to the gun and you're up and running.

The 700 is a good gun but all you'll end up using is the action. You'll need to replace the barrel, trigger and stock to make it ready for competition. You'll easily put over $2 grand into it.

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by DaveM » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:27 pm

Here's a pic of my rifle. A Savage 12 F/TR in .308 win sporting a Sightron 10x50x60mm scope, Burris Z-Rings and Sinclair front bipod. The gun has added lead to bring the weight up to 18 pounds. I made NRA High Master in the Mid Range F-class earlier this year shooting this rifle.


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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by rug357 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:44 pm

A lot depends on how far you want to reach out and how much money you are willing to spend.
There is big difference in equipment requirements for shooting out to 300 yards vs. 800 yards.
For about $1,000 you can get into shooting good groups at 400 yards but at 800 yards you'll be out of your league.
BTW. do you have access to a range with long distance?
Give us some details and we can give you some reasonable recommendations.
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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by situationalray » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:54 pm

The new Ruger Precision Rifle seems to be getting good reviews.

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Nicolas » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:09 pm

situationalray wrote:The new Ruger Precision Rifle seems to be getting good reviews.

I would never have put Ruger and precision in the same sentence 'but' the reviews are good for the new platform......

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Keith » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:57 am

No fans for the Tikka line? Sako action, trigger, and barrel. Detachable magazine and the smoothest action on the market that isn't custom. I just picked up a CTR in stainless and I think it is the best bang for the buck out right now.

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Re: Building a .308 Tack Driver

Post by Nicolas » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:33 pm

Keith wrote:No fans for the Tikka line? Sako action, trigger, and barrel. Detachable magazine and the smoothest action on the market that isn't custom. I just picked up a CTR in stainless and I think it is the best bang for the buck out right now.
I like Tikka very much but ain't they more a hunting platform ?

Sako TRG is a possibility for me if funds permit .... out of the box laser accurate and tough as hell.

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