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    Default All-round, do most anything, working rifle

    Well, I finally went and did it.

    Firstly, I am a serious traditionalist. ALL my guns are wood-stocked. My most often shot firearms are flintlocks. But for a while now, I've kinda convinced myself I should have a general purpose rifle. One that is purely a tool. So last Friday, I went to the gun shop with cash in hand and left with a Savage 11 Trophy Hunter XP.

    Bolt-action, .308 Winchester, 22" barrel, detachable magazine, adj. trigger, synthetic stock, Nikon 3-9x scope with the BDC reticle.



    This will be a GP rig. Deer, wild hogs, black bear, coyotes, rural self-defense, sniper rifle for the ____ Apocalypse, etc.

    I will be mounting iron sights, getting a couple more magazines and maybe cutting the barrel down a bit (to 19" +/-) and getting it threaded.

    I may get a Scout mount just to have the option. In which case, I'd use a receiver-mounted peep rear sight.

    The only issue now, is finding ammo. Around here, .308 is mighty scarce.



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    30-06 and 270 seems to be in good supply here

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    same here on .30-'06 and .270.
    savage makes an excellent bolt rifle ...

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    I saw .308 going for $1.24 a round at the local gun store here, they were loose in a tupperware bin of mixed headstamps

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    My girlfriend recently bought the same rifle in 270 but left handed. It's a fine rifle.

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    That should get the job done. I had a standard Savage 11 at one time topped with a bushnell trophy 4-12. I'm not a big fan of bolt actoin rifles so I sold it. Look up sharp shooter supply and will find some nifty upgrades for your rifle. It is simple to change the barrel and have a new chambering. such as you want to use a 243 for coyotes.
    http://www.sharpshootersupply.com/

    http://www.shootingtimes.com/2011/06...ls-in-minutes/

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    Congrats on a very nice package.
    Ammo should eventually ease up

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    Nice rifle, how much did you get it for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smog7 View Post
    Nice rifle, how much did you get it for?
    $545 OTD. 50pk of CBC brand FMJ was $44.


    And there is no .270 or '06 around either. There is literally almost NO ammo on the shelves.


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    Congratulations!

    I picked up a Remington 700 SPS Varmint Rifle last September as a GP. I got .223 caliber since I expect I'll use it for varmints.

    I have the same issue with ammo. I had just gotten the rifle and spent a couple of weekends getting the scope sighted in when the CT shooting happended and the run on ammo escalated. Since then, I have been visiting my local wallymart and figured out when their supply trucks arrive. For my store, a re-supply truck comes late Wednesday evening I suspect. I would show up at 7:00 am on Thursday morning to check to see what came in. They would get a few boxes of this, a few boxes of that. Then one day they have two boxes of .223 (50 count) so I got them both. So now I know - check the shelves Thursday morning and I may get a box or two of ammo.

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