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going to buy a 308 auto.i am looking at a rem742 and a win 100.priced about the same.is one any better than the other.what would be my best bet.
 

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BARs are good too...a bit more accurate than the other two in most cases and not a lot extra moneywise if you keep an eye out
 

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If you want a self loading Game rifle, the Browning beats them all. It won't take a detachable mag of any consequence, so will likely be unaffected by any knee jerk laws passed next spring.
 

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The newer Win./Browning Short trak rifles are not very popular but are VERY accurate.
My Dad has several M-100 Win.'s and they are good, esp. the carbines are quite handy.
 

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The BAR is an excellent rifle.........As for the ones mentioned, the Rem 742 or Win 100 - I think the Win 100 is the better rifle, I have had and still have Win 100 and Win 88's ) - the Remington 742 is an OK gun- it is easier to take apart for cleaning and maintenance than a W-100 and the fact that parts are an issue for the W-100, gives the edge to the Rem 742 for the average rifleman --- by the way, the 742 (7400) and 760 (7600) points like an 870
 

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I've had both the 742 in .280 Rem. An excellent rifle and caliber. I bought one 1n 1960 and I still have one in the safe.and the Win.100 in 6mm Win. Had firing pin probllems and jamming with the Win. Bought a BAR .243 and traded the Win in. Love the BAR. Now I have the BAR also in .280.
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For a few bucks more buy a BAR.In a year you will be happy you did.The triggers on the 2 rifles you mentioned are not good.

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I like the browning but the way you have to load it leaves me cool plus placing the rifle down on a tree on a jacket for a quick long shot the magazine bottom is too exposed to be accidently pushed and opened. In my life anything that can happen will . Still undecided, even looking at lever action they are more fool proof, still undecided. Lee
 

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This has been one of the most civil discussions I've seen TS. Congrats. No sniping, no name calling no experts. There ARE gentlemen out there. Happy New Year.
 

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If you are not married to the .308 case itself but want a .30 cal with very similar performance, in fact, almost duplicate performance, and are considering a lever gun, you might consider the Marlin 308 Express.

For a .308 in a lever gun, that leaves either the Browning BLR, or a good used Savage 99 or Winchester 88. The latter two are not seen very often. Most 99s around here are chambered in 300 Savage.

I'm not a big fan of the BLR, but a friend has one in 243 with a 4x scope, and it's a coyote killing machine.
 

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I have a BAR 30-06 sweet gun, accurate. has a nice scope and a seethrough scope mount so you can use the iron sights if needed for close shots. jmho the BAR.
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I duck hunt with 2 guys that deer hunt in WY/MT both have 308's and they want me to go with them next year so I thought I would buy a 308,then all the amo would be the same. they both shoot bolt act but I have one hand, so the semi auto.this is one of those been there done that. will be a 5 or 6 shot deal.Thank you all for the help.
 

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I have a blr in .308. A nice gun but a little slow on the second shot. Very accurate. I have friends [2] that have had problems with the 742, but they were both chambered in 30-06. Cycling problems. Bill
 

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The problem is there is no problem, its me, the .308 auto is heavier than the BLR, the Browning auto is excellent for a auto.
Finding a Savage 99.308 is almost nil.
Brian- the marlin express cartridge leaves too much when they stop producing it, you will wind up having to load it yourself. Its also close to .300 savage why use.


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