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OT: Rem 700 BDL.308Win, left hand Question

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  1. FIB

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    I'm a lefty and have the chance to buy a nice used LH Remington Model 700 BDL in .308 Winchester. I currently have a LH Ruger M77 Mark II in .30-06 so I probably don't really need the .308. My question is that I've never owned a 700 bdl before or a .308. How do you rhink it would compare to my Ruger? The rifle would primarily be used for white tail deer hunting. Thanks for any info...Randy
     
  2. hmb

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    Not much difference. The Rem. 700 has a nice adjustable trigger. HMB
     
  3. FIB

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    Thanks hmb for your reply. Your right in that the trigger is much better on a stock Rem. I had the trigger in my Ruger replaced with a Timney and that helped alot.
     
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    I've had both in the LH version, I still have my LH 700 BDL in 270. I think the Rem. is a much better gun, solid machined receiver vs. cast, fit and finish is usually much better. Rem. LH short actions are hard to come by also.
    A 308 is a great round for just about anything in the lower 48. Most US Sniper rifles use this round, widely available anywhere and a huge choice of mfg's and bullet weights.
    Also, most custom rifles use Remington receivers, down the road if you want a nice LH, short action custom, you have the most important part.
     
  5. FIB

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    Thanks jmbi for the info. I agree w/all the things you said about the Remington. The things that turned me on about the Ruger were the Mauser extraction and stainless steel receiver & barrel. I will probably sell the Ruger now....I really don't see any reason to keep them both...and I could use the money for a nice scope...Thanks again....Randy
     
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    Randy, if you decide not to get that rem .308 let me know i'm looking for one.
    thanks, Dennis.
     
  7. FIB

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    Hi Dennis, I'm 99% sure that I'm going to get the rifle. If I change my mind I'll let you know. I didn't realize how hard it is to come to a lh 700 bdl in .308.
     
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    ok Randy, if you see another one let me know. thanks, Dennis
     
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    Dennis, if you want to send me your e-mail address I'll hang onto it and if I see another one I'll let you know....Regards..Randy
     
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    I have found both the 308 and the 30/06 to be so delightful to shoot, reload, and obsess over that I have one of each caliber in two Ruger All Weather rifles set up with a Leupold Vari-X III 4 1/2X14 scope with "tuned" triggers. I enjoy them both, and could not pick one over the other to sell. The 308 is more accurate, but they are both game rifles. I like the controlled feed and the three position safety on a game rifle. These are bell ringers out to their maximum (for me) range of 300 yards.

    My two precision thirty caliber rifles are 308's. A Remington M700 Varmint Special heavy barrel, and a Browning A Bolt II Varmint BOSS. Both have 24X Leupold benchrest scopes.

    The Browning will outshoot the Remington, hands down. The Remington is no slouch. One must get past 300 yards to see the difference. The Browning has a Moyers trigger, the Remington has a carefully stroked factory trigger.

    All four rifles have a 50 oz trigger pull with no creep. Fifty ounces is my preferred weight for most any rifle. This way, I have the same feel with any of my rifles, with the sole exception of my AR-15 Patrol Rifle.

    If you want to see an obsessed person, you should see my rifle cartridge loading technique! LOL
     
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    Buy it, you won't be sorry..................Roger
     
  12. FIB

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    Thanks to everyone for the great advice/info! I put the Rem. on layaway so that I do not have to sell the Ruger. Thanks again.....Randy
     
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