Recommend a .308 Bolt Action Hunting Rifle


Looking to pick up a .308 bolt-action hunting rifle. This will be for deer and also for target shooting (I'm weird - I like to shoot at paper with a rifle). I'd prefer something that's well-built and rugged...hoping this will be a rifle that takes me into my golden (har!) years.

I am very familiar with .308 reloading and find it an excellent all-around cartridge so I'm sticking with that.

I recently saw a Savage 11 Hog Hunter (described here). I love Savage's triggers and this one comes with a threaded barrel. Adding a muzzle brake would be nice. I have a Savage .22 bolt-action and it's a fine rifle. However, this is literally the first rifle I've considered so I want to look at more and get more opinions.

I'll be putting a Leupold scope on the .308.
I have a hog hunter and I would recommend them. Accurate, smooth action, and great trigger. Cheap stock but it works.

I would love to pick one up in .223, but good luck in todays market.
Depends on how you want it configured as in where the safety is and how it fits you. For me, I am a controlled round feed fanatic, but that is just me. Nor am I a fan of muzzle brakes.

I would suggest going and trying some on for size so to speak. Pretty much all of the currently produced CNC rifles have darn good accuracy.


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