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i want a new rifle as my teenage son (soon to get the safety permit) will soon use my lee enfield .308 bolt action for feral hog hunting.

as you'll know, a 4x4 pickup is a perfect hunting "wagon" and Titan's the best at that.

now i'd like a brand new rifle to be hauled in my brand new truck for our hunting trips and to accompany us on our off-road wanderings..

i've narrowed to three:
Remington 7400 wood stock .308 22" bbl $624
Springfield M1A Scout Squad, Walnut stock .308 18" bbl $1727
Springfield M1A SOCOM 16 "ugly plastic" stock .308 16" bbl $1900?

got any ideals or advice?
I'm now looking towards a handy short barrel, wooden stock, .308 semi-action (since we already have a couple of 24" bbl bolt actions)

I'm leaning towards the Remington 7400...
 

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Me and My Dad use SIGARMS .306 and .300 we have used them both for wild hog, deer, and ram.

No complaints here.

Hope you get what your looking for. :)
 

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At least get a .338 caliber to match the engine displacement. :smoke:

Are autoloaders still legal in CA? Let alone Berkley?

I like my Sig970 but it has a wierd magazine that doesn't feed reliably, in my opinion. I don't short stroke it, but sometimes the ears in the front need tweeked to feed correctly. I don't think I'd buy another, but it is accurate enough.
 

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I have a Rem 7400 in a .30-06 carbine for "up north" deep woods deer hunting. Nice rifle.
Use a Browning A-bolt in .25-06 in more wide open spaces.
 

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pluckyew said:
i want a new rifle as my teenage son (soon to get the safety permit) will soon use my lee enfield .308 bolt action for feral hog hunting.


I prefer my Chinese SKS with 30 round banana clip, but the 700
Remingtons are arguably the most respected of all rifles.

Since you are in California, I think that the Democractic Party would
prefer that you get a single shot rifle and carry a Glazier safety slug
in your shirt pocket.
 

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pagerdaddy said:
pluckyew said:
i want a new rifle as my teenage son (soon to get the safety permit) will soon use my lee enfield .308 bolt action for feral hog hunting.


Since you are in California, I think that the Democractic Party would
prefer that you get a single shot rifle and carry a Glazier safety slug
in your shirt pocket.
Close, but they want no rifle and no slug. And Lord don't be shooting Bambi or Porky Pig!
 

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You won't need a rifle if you're taking the Titan, will ya?

How about a crossbow?

Or just a baseball bat?
 

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pluckyew said:
i want a new rifle as my teenage son (soon to get the safety permit) will soon use my lee enfield .308 bolt action for feral hog hunting.

as you'll know, a 4x4 pickup is a perfect hunting "wagon" and Titan's the best at that.

now i'd like a brand new rifle to be hauled in my brand new truck for our hunting trips and to accompany us on our off-road wanderings..

i've narrowed to three:
Remington 7400 wood stock .308 22" bbl $624
Springfield M1A Scout Squad, Walnut stock .308 18" bbl $1727
Springfield M1A SOCOM 16 "ugly plastic" stock .308 16" bbl $1900?

got any ideals or advice?

I'm leaning towards the Remington 7400...

of those choices I'd get a M1A

I guess you can't buy a FAL www.dsarms.com

or AR10 www.armalite.com since your in Kali ??

DPMS & www.Bushmaster.com are making .308 AR's now too

only DPMS site I could find
www.dpmsinc.com/10browse.asp?Category=FireArms:A-15+Rifles


I would also choose a Browning BAR over the Remington 7400
www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/category.asp?value=002B


If your looking for something as short as the M1A scout maybe one of these too www.remingtonle.com/rifle/7600.htm


you might surf www.ar15.com www.falfiles.com www.thehighroad.org


for a short/light & handy bolt gun consider a Remington model 7
www.remington.com/firearms/centerfire/centerfire.htm

or a Ruger 77 MkII compact (16" barrel)
www.ruger.com/Firearms/FAProdResults?function=famid&famid=27


OR back on the Remington LE site check out out the 20" 700 LTR


OR maybe a 20" Savage 10FP
www.savagearms.com/centerfire_home.htm
 

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6.8mm Remington SPC

hmmm, i'll wait for a Remington semi-auto rifle, with wooden stock as I do not like the look of dark plastic stocks, chambered for the new 6.8x43mm a.k.a. "6.8mm Remington SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)"

p.s. our .308 lee-enfield has been very reliable, easy to shoot straight. my wife uses a k98 8mm Mauser.
 

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best bang for the buck Remington 700 sps dm in 7mm
 

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I'd look around for a new Winchester Model 70, as there will be no more American made ones...the production is moving to Japan next year.

Otherwise, I'd stick with the Remington.

Autoloaders are legal in CA, assault rifles are not.

After WWII, many Enfields were factory converted to 308 Winchester (7.62 NATO). I have one of the few that was converted to 30-06. Barrel has English proofs.
 

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My favorite deer gun the past few years has been a Remmington 700BDL 270 it a syn stock shoots great light weight all around good gun.
 

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I say just take Chuck Norris in the Titan :D

I'm a pretty big Savage Arms fan myself...and CZ 527 is the most accurate "out of the box" rifle I've ever shot...

by the way, did you guys see my Coyote Hunting video?
 

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Weatherby Mark V, in either 270 or 300 Magnum calibers..........
 

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I would go with the Remington model 700. Cheap initial purchase, and lots of aftermarket support to turn it into a monster. With 1700 bucks you could buy the rifle AND trick it out with all kinds of goodies. If price is no object, there is always the PSG-1. Only if you know someone selling it. You will have to buy a pre-ban used one. Talk about all out fire power!
 

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BKW said:
A bit pricey for a kid, doncha think?
I thought this rifle was for him. His kid is using his old one. Right?
 
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