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Old 08-20-2012, 12:57 PM
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Default Which is the best budget rifle

I'm looking to buy a new budget rifle this year and have narrowed it down to 2 different ones. My budget is about 350 I'm not opposed into buying a good used rifle I just haven't found any yet.

The savage-stevens 200
or the Rugar American Rifle

I want it to be in a .308 cal. any advice on which to get would be appreciated.

thanks,
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:00 PM
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after shooting a 91/30 i purchased about 6mo ago i would say you cant go wrong with it
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:02 PM
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Default Don't ignore the Marlin XS7 in 308 Win

The two rifles you are looking are both good entry level rifles. I would add the Marlin XS7 into your list for comparisons. I have shot a couple of XL7s
both in 30-06 and they were good rifles. The Marlin XS7 is available at the 300-350 pricepoint.

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:03 PM
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The ruger all american would be my choice. The marlin xl7 is also a nice rifle.IMO you need to handle them both and see which one feels and shoulders the best for you. Good luck this season with which ever one you decide on
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:25 AM
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Well I Purchased the American in .308 for my daughters & I personally love it along with my kids. feels great, trigger is incredible, bolt is smooth (little loud working when it is new) & grouping is amazing for a low priced rifle. it groups as good as my M77 & even in the .30-06 recoil is not bad Ruger put a very nice recoil pad on it
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:59 PM
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Awsome, you do know why they call it the all american? cuz its all 100% american made. bolt,action,barrel,stock no imported parts
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