Special Ammo EditionTell me /k/, why don't you have any full-powered 30 cal AP? Do you want the robits to win?
BumpWhat's a good all weather rifle? I was thinking of getting a tikka but they sound like a meme. Probably stick with 308 to match calibers with my m1a.
>>38245894tikkas not really a meme, its just overpriced and Scandinavian. Anyway I wouldn't worry too much about what you get, a savage axis will shoot just as good as anything else under 2k, just get what feels good. I have a weatherby vangaurd and a howa 1500 (exactly the same rifle with different stocks). I got it because I borrowed one for a few weeks and found it comfy. Any gun can be made to shoot good, scope and training are what makes the difference.
>>38245939Savage Axis best budget bolt gun
>>38245954oh hey I was right, wasnt sure if it was that or an american, did you get yours before people realised they were good and the price went up? Remember seeing them for like $150 at some point
>>38245954Also look into maybe getting a new stock sometimes, the axis has a squishy stock and a free floating barrel, not a good mix for having a bipod. Also whats the scope?
>>38245977Got it during the first Savage rebate, so I paid $200 for it with the scope and got a $50 rebate.>>38245985I am probably gonna glass bed the action, I just don't like the look of other stocks as much as the clean and simple look of the stock stock (lol). Scope is the Weaver 3-9x 30mm that came with it stock. Just had to loctite the rings it came with and it holds up just fine for my casual ranged plinking uses and for hunting.
>>38245854Which is better, Sako or Tikka, or should I just get one of each?
What's your opinion on the Mossberg Patriot Predator in .308? Looking into buying one as my first rifle. It's also among the cheapest .308 bolt guns you can get here in Germany at ~500-600€ with threaded barrel and picatinny rail preinstalled.
>>38246113yeah glass bedding wouldnt be a silly idea, look at getting more beefier swivel taps and maybe epoxy nit real decent. Bipod can even fuck with wood stocks if you're doing long range stuff.
Wood and blued steel is the best combo
>>38246302>MossbergI'm a Burger and posted right above you.Mossberg gets more shit then it deserves. They are a good manufacturer.
I think I want to get a .223 Tikka T3x for 100-200 yards grouping. Thing is I've never shot .223 before and I'm scared it would be a bit underwhelming out of a bolt action especially. What do you think?
>>38246228more guns is always the right answer, anon
>>38245939If hes goin savage he might as well just get a mod 10 fcp-sr and have nice gun
Is a Savage 12FV, that cheap cabellas exclusive, a good gun to get into PRS and F-class stuff?
X bolt hunter chambered in 7mm rem mag. Good?
>>38246941yeah, if you're hunting just go with 30-06, if you're after the ballistic coefficient go with 30-06
>>38245939J U S T A S G O O Ddesu so far from my expecience Tikka > Savage, but by like 0.05 MOA
>>38246873>PRS and F-classStop memeing, it's an accurate field gun, no more no less. Take a month to evaluate the guns shot in those contests and then consider why that question was stupid
>>38247009>hurt you gotta drop $$$ to play the gear game durr instead of going out and shooting with what you gotIt's a heavy barreled gun in .308, .243, and 6.5CM. It will be fine. Not competitive with the $4000 setups, but the shooter is going to be the limiting factor for a noob.
>>38246988you can get that savage to get .5 moa, ever heard of harmonic tuning?
How high is too high for a scope to be mounted? I bought the 1.35" high spuhr because I'll eventually transfer my Mark 5 onto a chassis with a full rail, but on pic related, it's mounted as high as an AI. I had to buy a slip on comb riser (not pictured) so I could get a proper cheek weld.
>>38247288changes nothing unless youre shooting inside of like 30m
>>38246469For cheap plinking at 100-200 yards, .223 is fine, but sub optimal because you're going to quickly outgrow it. I recommend you buy a .22lr CZ 455 for 50-100 yard cheap plinking, and buy a intermediate caliber rifle (.308win 6.5cm, .243win) once you establish good fundamentals. If you get really into shooting after that, we can talk about some obscure high performance 6mm rounds and magnums.
>>38245854Where do you even find proper AP these days? I can't for the life of me find any online which is where I get most of my ammo desu
>>38247369I shoot a bunch of other guns and calibers already but I somehow never had the opportunity to shoot .223. Figured it would be nice since match .223 is about the same price as cheap .308 around here but I'm scared it would feel too much like .22lr
>>38247369.223 is fine for 350m though?
>>38247686shoot .224 Valkyrie then.
>>38247768yup, you're good up to 600m with .223, but good ammo costs about as much as Federal SMK .308win,
>>38247825>ask simple question about a caliber>get suggestions about other calibers insteadNever change, /k/
>>38245854Ruger american in 7.62x39 Yeah or nah
>>38249222why bother with such a shitty caliber when you could just get a 308?
Savages (10fcp/T-SR) shoot great but their stock, bolt, trigger, and mags suck Bigfoot dick. Tikka's have great bolts, triggers, and the CTR's have great mags (TRG + plastic base...Longest COAL). Their stocks are meh but they still shoot a lot better than Savages based on my experiences (anecdotal, but 5+ rifles sample size). Tikka also has barrel nut options as well as kick ass stocks/chassis options.Only get a 308 if you want a generic plinking and hunting capable rifle. If you want long range, get 6.5CM. If you're shooting targets under 700yds, just do 223.
>>38249383Oh, and twist rates:6.5CM 1:8308 1:10223 1:8 Or faster. Don't do 223 in something like a 1:12 or 1:14
>>38249268its meme'd as a prepper round
>>38247402It's two words and they rhyme with sun crow
>>38246941I don't see the point when .270 exists in most circumstances
>>38245954I have the axis in .223. Sometimes when i pull the trigger, it clicks loudly and doesnt fire. Safety off. Any reason it does this?
>>38245854What’s a good beginner bolt gun up to around $400 or so?