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Thread: Wanting a .308 hunting rifle.

  1. #41
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    I have an older BLR in 308. It will be the last rifle to leave me. Accuracy is good enough with a cold bore 5 shot group averaging 1 1/4" to 1 1/2". Mine is light enough to pack all day, and the trigger is decent if not benchrest quality. I have killed, Moose, Elk, Whitetail and Mule Deer, Antelope, coyotes, rabbits, badgers, ground squirrels, grouse and probably some other stuff as well. I own enough guns I don't need target accuracy from this one just a repeatable 350 yard shooter.
    [The Montana Gianni] Front sight and squeeze

  2. #42
    Boolit Master


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    I was about to purchase a Tikka when I saw a deal on the Thompson Compass. After reading the reviews I took a chance on it. Purchased two, and after FFL and the rebate these rifles will be $212.50 each! Decided to get one for my son as well.

    They are definitely inferior in fit and finish to the Tikka but if they meet my accuracy standard they will be decent hunting guns. I hope both will be good enough, but if not, I will take the worst one and send it to JES and rebore/rechamber to .358.

    Thanks to all for your opinions and sharing your experiences. I would not have even considered the Compass without it.
    Don Verna

    NRA Endowment Member

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    Boolit Master
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    Gotta let us know how it turns out.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check