Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: New .308

  1. #1
    Scout Badgerkc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Kansas city, Mo.
    Posts
    288
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 692 Times in 198 Posts

    Default New .308

    I'm wanting to get a new .308 and don't want to drop too much dough. I'm looking between the howa 1500 game king kryptek and the moss berg mvp patrol. One thing I want is a short barrel. Does anyone have either of these two rifles and would be kind enough to give me your impressions on them.

  2. #2
    Scout RobOz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    SWPA
    Posts
    601
    Thanks
    376
    Thanked 1,156 Times in 402 Posts

    Default

    I don't know anything about the Mossberg, but can tell you the Howa 1500 is a rock solid barreled action. If it was me, I would go with the 1500.

  3. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to RobOz For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Reaper of trees 08H3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Middle of flat lands Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,790
    Thanks
    1,106
    Thanked 3,559 Times in 1,139 Posts

    Default

    X2 on the 1500, I bought one in SS a few years back as a gift for a buddy of mine and it's a good solid shooter. I still prefer my little Remingnton 700 SPS tactical with a 16.5" threaded barrel
    I like many others in the USA have taken an oath and while I might not still be enlisted it sticks with me.
    " Against all enemies both foreign and domestic" so come step on my flag and see what happens.

  5. #4
    Guide
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    NE Ks
    Posts
    2,761
    Thanks
    1,538
    Thanked 2,807 Times in 1,464 Posts

    Default

    you might check out the Tikka T3 lite -- it's on sale at Cabelas -- although it does have a 22" barrel, not sub-18".
    the only advantage to the MVP is compatibility with M1a mags.

  6. #5
    Deceased.
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    1,059
    Thanks
    1,627
    Thanked 3,716 Times in 808 Posts

    Default

    I had a Smith & Wesson 30.06 that was a Howa made product and it was superbly accurate with a buttery smooth action. Shoulda kept that one.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Izzy For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Scout RobOz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    SWPA
    Posts
    601
    Thanks
    376
    Thanked 1,156 Times in 402 Posts

    Default

    Years ago Howa made the barreled actions for Mossberg centerfire rifles. My bud has one chambered in 243 Win, it's not pretty but shoots real good. Over the years Howa has made barreled actions for Colt, Mossberg, S&W, Weatherby and I'm sure there is more.

  9. #7
    Guide Cwlongshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    22 magnum lover in New England
    Posts
    1,156
    Thanks
    1,611
    Thanked 2,798 Times in 830 Posts

    Default

    All good suggestions.

    I dont knwo if they still make it, but TC offerd a great deal on a really accurate rilfe give them a look.

    http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/bolt-action-rifles

    Second choice that you at the very least need to put in your hands and look at is the excellent Ruger American line.

    http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifle/models.html

    I have two and both are the most accurate I have had in there calibers ever!

    CW

    EDIT:

    I have both a Ruger American RANCH in 3-00 BLK. its AMAZINGLY accurate!



    I also just picked up a MVP in 5.56/223. It too is amazingly accurate. BOTH are 1/4 to 1/2 MOA shooters.



    Here is the 300 at 100yards.



    Here is the MVP @ 100 yards

    Last edited by Cwlongshot; 09-11-2015 at 07:16 AM. Reason: added pics

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Cwlongshot For This Useful Post:


  11. #8
    Guide
    Bush Class Basic Certified
    Canajun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    1,423
    Thanks
    1,014
    Thanked 3,651 Times in 1,104 Posts

    Default

    Not sure how much "too much dough" is for you. I've looked at the Mossbeg but not the Howa. My short-barrel .308 is a CZ 550 full stock and I love it. You should be able to get one new for around $900. It is my go-to hunting rifle and I've taken everything from small game to moose with it. It seems to eat just about anything I put through it with ease. 110 gr varmin to 220 gr RN. CZ make really good guns and I highly recommend this one if you're into wood. Carries nicely, comes up into the aim effortlessly, and fits me like a glove. Very accurate considering the 20.5 inch barrel, too. I just have a Nikon 2-7 X on it (a $200 scope) and it works great.



    There's a reaonable write-up about the gun here, although not the .308 version.

  12. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Canajun For This Useful Post:


  13. #9
    Guide x39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Beneath the wolf pine
    Posts
    3,052
    Thanks
    4,974
    Thanked 10,840 Times in 2,117 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Canajun View Post
    My short-barrel .308 is a CZ 550 full stock and I love it.
    Boy, that's a pretty rifle. I'll bet it handles good.
    Do something! You're dead a long time, and it's later than you think.

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to x39 For This Useful Post:


  15. #10
    Scout Bush Class Intermediate Certified Corvin117's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Ferndale Washington
    Posts
    969
    Thanks
    1,963
    Thanked 2,214 Times in 707 Posts

    Default

    I owned a Howa years ago and it was an awesome rifle. I regret selling it to this day. If you opt for one you will not be disappointed.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •