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Best All American Made Bolt Action Hunting Rifle Chambered For The 7mm-08 Remington ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Phantom, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Phantom

    Phantom Beaverton Member

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    I'd buy the newer Ruger American rifle but it's not available in the 7mm-08 unfortunately.
    Any opinions or suggestions out there ? ... thanks.
     
  2. Spadkarma

    Spadkarma South Lake Whatcom Member

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    Win 70 Extreme SS
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Jarrett Rifles
    Montana Rifles
    E.R. Shaw has a custom rifle line now.
    Kimber
     
  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Ruger Compact is available in 7mm-08 and I believe the 77 MKII is also. The 77 MKII series of rifles are one of my most favorite rifles.
    I have a Kimber Montana.... I'd rather have my stainless Ruger back.... Granted I put a Timney trigger in it and it was in a Hogue stock, but the investment was about half of the Kimber. The Ruger didn't have the Kimber's feeding troubles and was as accurate. The Kimber's already been sent back once and it's still not right.
     
  5. hsullyc

    hsullyc North coast,Nehalem,OR Member

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    Thompson center dimension...I just received my 22-250 and 7mm-08 barrels I ordered for the 308 I have had for a couple months.$188.00 for barrel/mag and if they shoot as good as the 308 I will be more than pleased.Some call it a ugly rifle,but it fits me well and I like the ergonomics of it.
     
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  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, it's looks are slightly bizarre, but it seems like a pretty cool package.
     
  7. Phantom

    Phantom Beaverton Member

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    First a reply to DieselScout; Thanks for enlightening me on Jarrett Rifles and Montana Rifles !
    Wow...they both flew under my Google search radar. Very cool stuff. Second to hsullyc; The
    T/C Dimension rifle is my top contender as of now. Just wanted to bounce the question off
    some other experienced folks before I got too serious with the cash end of things. My second
    choice is with what orygun has recommended. Thanks to all. So far so good.
     
  8. Phantom

    Phantom Beaverton Member

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    ...and furthermore I think the T/C Dimension is a GREAT looking rifle for whatever that's worth.
     
  9. hsullyc

    hsullyc North coast,Nehalem,OR Member

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    If you are headed out to the coast anytime soon and want to shoot it,PM me.I haven't decided which scope I am going to put on it yet,but should have it worked out by the weekend.
     
  10. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Depend on your budget I would look into cooper firearms 1/2moa out of the box.
     
  11. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Remington Model 7
     
  12. Phantom

    Phantom Beaverton Member

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    Well guess what ?, - Ruger answered my, and perhaps others as well, - request for the Ruger American in 7mm-08. Time to get out my wallet ! Great American company !
     
  13. tcs#1

    tcs#1 oregon Member

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    T/C dimension is my next rifle, just to add to my t/c collection...it is a very unique concept
     
  14. hsullyc

    hsullyc North coast,Nehalem,OR Member

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    From what I have heard the American Rifle is well built ,and accurate.I wish they would make one in a 25-06.Maybe they will answer my request.Please give us a range report.I still have not had time to shoot my Dimension in 7mm-08.Maybe this weekend.
     
  15. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    It's not all American, but I wouldn't discount a Howa rifle. Good quality, nice price point...
     
  16. svtrc51

    svtrc51 Woodland Member

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    :thumbup:
    I have the Remington M7 in 7mm-08. sub moa. Its my go to hunting rifle.
     
  17. Phantom

    Phantom Beaverton Member

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    Earlier I had written to Ruger's CEO that I wanted more caliber choices in their new American rifle. I asked for 1)7mm-08, 2).260 and 3)25-06 I also asked for the .327 cartridge in a rifle format :) I'm very pleased with what Ruger does and makes.
     
  18. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see the American in many calibers, like .257 Roberts. First though, why hasn't it been released in .223?
     
  19. Phantom

    Phantom Beaverton Member

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    Ruger just expanded the caliper range and added a shorter version as well. Give 'em some time. I wouldn't be surprised if they add more choices as they confirm market demand. I have not found or read a bad review of the rifle yet. The
    only thing that I would say is that I will add a dab of thread-locker to the screws that attach the Weaver scope mounts.