UTOC-45-44 wrote:what would be your choice ? I have asked around and been asked what is my purpose ?
What is your opinion between the 2.
I would like it for fun "sniper" shooting but also hunting purposes. If I want recoil I got a shotgun. I would like it to be a pleasure to use the rifle. There is a Remington 788 .308 with a with a Redfield 3x9 scope and a leather strap for $350. Is that a "good" deal? There is a Browning 30-06 for $300 too, What do you think ?
Please respond ASAP please.
Both rifles would do well for youas they are perfectly suitable for all North American game outside of the big bears. The 30-06 is the most commonly used caliber in America today and is a flat-shooting beauty. There is a vast array of bullet weights and factoryloads to choose from, which makes it all the more versatile...
Having said all that, I am a big fan of the Remington model 788. What an awesome rifle, one of the most accurate I have ever owned and the .308 caliber is even more flat-shooting than the former.I would normallyrecommend to you the 30-06 as it will offer you an extra 100-250 FPS in speed and more FT pounds of energy and alsoat greater distances.But in this case I would have to lean toward recommending the 788 just because of my personal bias forthat rifle.
One more thing, I am not a fan of Redfield scopes... I would say itis a good deal though.