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Is a 308 a good deer rifle. I was at Gander Mountain and they a a Rossi single shot in 308, and it came with a 20 gauge barrel also. I was looking at getting the misses a 20 gauge for some small game shooting, but I don't know a whole lot besides that I can get 308 ammo at next to nothing. I know its not the highest quality rifle out there, but she will only use it a few times a year. I was thinking it would be nice because I could have her use the 308 for deer hunting. Would any of you guys hunt with a 308?
 

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Well I looked on the internet for some info about the 308. It sounds like a good round, and there is a lot of ammo choices too. I think I am going to buy the Rossi. If she doesn't like it, I sure I will find a use for it. You can never have too many guns.
 

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That's my next caliber. Looking for a Savage 308 with a thumbhole stock with accutrigger and accustock. I hunt with a 7mm Ultra Mag right now. I love it, but the ammo is getting quite expensive.
 

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My experience with Rossi guns has been terrible. A friend bought one in 223 for his grandson, and after $50 in ammo and 3 trips to the range, we never did get it sighted in. Now, I am not 100% sure whether it was the scope or the gun, but either way, I wouldn't advise anyone to go that route.

For a cheap rifle, I would go with a NEF. I have owned a couple of them for my sons, and they have been more than adequate as far as accuracy.
 

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My experience with Rossi guns has been terrible. A friend bought one in 223 for his grandson, and after $50 in ammo and 3 trips to the range, we never did get it sighted in. Now, I am not 100% sure whether it was the scope or the gun, but either way, I wouldn't advise anyone to go that route.

For a cheap rifle, I would go with a NEF. I have owned a couple of them for my sons, and they have been more than adequate as far as accuracy.
did ya bore sight it first?
 

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did ya bore sight it first?
In my experience, bore sighting is waste of time, and yes, this gun had been bore sighted and wouldn't hit paper.

We shot 3 boxes of ammo (different brand and bullet weights) and couldn't get it to group under 5 inches. In some people's world, this might be acceptable but not in mine.

I bought a new 308 this year, and here is my first deer with it.
 

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i do not like the laser bore sighters. have had 3 rifles done this way and none were on paper at 25 yds. the old graph type bore sighters work better. but the tried and true way works the best (with bolt actions). pull the bolt and line the barrel up with the target.
 

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I never got the Rossi. I bought her a Marlin XL7 with the pro-fire trigger. I got it for $200 off her uncle. It has a 3-9x40 simmons scope on it, and it fires really nice. I didn't want to spend a lot of money in case she doesn't end up hunting, but if she doesn't, I like it enough to where I would use it.
 

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I would love to have the .308 in lever and bolt action.
Anytime you can can utilize a caliber that has been adopted by the military and has as many choices in bullet configurations as the .30 cal you have a good starting point for a favorite gun.
 

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I've got a Remington 7600 that's chambered for .308, but I've never shot it yet. I got it in trade for a Remington 700 in .30-06 that I didn't use any more after I got my 7600 that's a .30-06. I'm going to have to make a point of trying it out some day.
 

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In my experience, bore sighting is waste of time, and yes, this gun had been bore sighted and wouldn't hit paper.
I don't know how anyone could even think about taking a scoped rifle out to shoot it without at least boresighting it.
How can anyone find comfort in doing that?
It only takes a few minutes to boresight a properly mounted scope even if you have to bring it to local gun dealer and have them do it.
Your safety and the safety of everyone around you should always come first,,, boresighting is never a waste of time.
 

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New vs. Old Remingtons

I've got a Remington 7600 that's chambered for .308, but I've never shot it yet. I got it in trade for a Remington 700 in .30-06 that I didn't use any more after I got my 7600 that's a .30-06. I'm going to have to make a point of trying it out some day.
I would really like to hear about your experiences with the new Remingtons. I have a couple that are "older" models, although I wouldn't even think about trading one of them in for a newer one. Am curious to hear how the pump action of the 7600 handles in the field when it comes to rapid reload (as compared to the auto-loading 750's).
 

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bore sighting needs to be done on a gun with a newly mounted scope. just don't care for the lasers.
 
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i bore sight every new scope. even after the guy at the shop use that little gadget on the end of the barrel. i'm always closer, normally within 4" at 100 yards.
 
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