R-25, M1A, Remington XCR, Ruger hawkeye M77

This is a discussion on R-25, M1A, Remington XCR, Ruger hawkeye M77 within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have a DPMS in .308 and it is basically a "black Rifle" Not what I would like to hunt with. My dilemma is that ...

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: R-25, M1A, Remington XCR, Ruger hawkeye M77

  1. #1
    Member Array obiwankabaldi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    51

    R-25, M1A, Remington XCR, Ruger hawkeye M77

    I have a DPMS in .308 and it is basically a "black Rifle" Not what I would like to hunt with. My dilemma is that I want a .308 for hunting deer here in NY. I love the M1A, and the R-25 (about the same price) but know that a good bolt is hard to beat. The Remington 700 compact looks like a very nice weapon and so does the Ruger M77. It is really tough to find all of these to look at non the less get to shoot. What have you guys got to say, good, bad or indifferent about any or all of these. Big field but trying to decide. Cost is an issue but once I decide it will not be. Thanks....

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Distinguished Member Array Siafu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Jahunga
    Posts
    1,424
    Quote Originally Posted by obiwankabaldi View Post
    I have a DPMS in .308 and it is basically a "black Rifle" Not what I would like to hunt with. My dilemma is that I want a .308 for hunting deer here in NY. I love the M1A, and the R-25 (about the same price) but know that a good bolt is hard to beat. The Remington 700 compact looks like a very nice weapon and so does the Ruger M77. It is really tough to find all of these to look at non the less get to shoot. What have you guys got to say, good, bad or indifferent about any or all of these. Big field but trying to decide. Cost is an issue but once I decide it will not be. Thanks....
    I have a Ruger M77 MKll in .270 and it shoots like a dream and looks great doing it. Very nice furniture and deep deep bluing that almost looks like a black chrome. Great value for a gun of its type too.

  4. #3
    Senior Member Array bbqgrill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    In Delaware, East of the Mason Dixon Line.
    Posts
    797
    Quote Originally Posted by obiwankabaldi View Post
    I have a DPMS in .308 and it is basically a "black Rifle" Not what I would like to hunt with. My dilemma is that I want a .308 for hunting deer here in NY. I love the M1A, and the R-25 (about the same price) but know that a good bolt is hard to beat. The Remington 700 compact looks like a very nice weapon and so does the Ruger M77. It is really tough to find all of these to look at non the less get to shoot. What have you guys got to say, good, bad or indifferent about any or all of these. Big field but trying to decide. Cost is an issue but once I decide it will not be. Thanks....
    AFAIK the R25 is made by DPMS. The M1A is heavy. The 700 is a great shooter in 30-06 the only one I have shot. For price consideration don't overlook the Savage 110.
    "To believe that social reforms can eradicate evil altogether is to forget that evil is a protean creature, forever assuming a new shape when deprived of an old one." - SAT

    Never argue with an idiot - they'll bring you down to their level then beat you with experience.

  5. #4
    Member Array BlackJack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    356
    The only one on your list that I have any experience with the M1A.

    It is 9.8 lbs, just about the same as the AR-10 or any other .308 that is not designed as a light weight hunting rifle (but this is about 2 lbs heavier than the average .308 bolt gun designed for hunting). As far as its handling goes, it handles real nice and you can get 5 rnd magazines for it if you do not want to look like “Rambo” while hunting. If you do not mind the weight and want to stay with a semi-auto that doesn’t have the “assault rifle look” then the M1A is a very good choice. It handles well and has good accuracy.

    If you are reasonably good with a bolt action, or if you are a good enough shot that you will not need a second shot, and you want the lighter weight then I would go with a bolt gun.

    Good luck.

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array jwhite75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    5,323
    The Winchester Model 70 if you can find on e is an excellent shooter. Just make sure you get the "pre-64" style action with the claw extractor not the push feed. That being said My next new bolt wil probably be a Browning A bolt or X bolt with the Dura-touch stock....very sweet guns.
    Friends don't let friends be MALL NINJAS.


    I am just as nice as anyone lets me be and can be just as mean as anyone makes me. - Quoted from Terryger, New member to our forum.

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array atctimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NSA Headquarters
    Posts
    6,372
    Most of the major brands are good hunting rifles. I suggest going to a gun shop with a large selection and seeing in person which you like. Everyone is shaped a little different and while I love Browning rifles they don't fit me as well as Remington.

    If you buy a Ruger, Remington, Browning, Winchester (classic/pre 64), Howa, Weatherby or Savage you will get a good hunting rifle. Just pick the one that fits you best (or feels the best in your hands). Bolt action rifles have been around so long and are such a competitive market that all the major players bring a very refined product to the consumer.
    Mark Twain:
    The government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a
    patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array nedrgr21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,474
    If you shoot it well enough, I'd say go ahead and hunt with the DPMS - it doesn't matter what the bullet comes out of. To heck with the anti's, I say twist the knife a bit.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Hello from Hawkeye land
    By nester3 in forum New Members Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: December 15th, 2009, 03:02 PM
  2. Ruger 10/22 vs. Remington 597
    By BlackJack in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: June 7th, 2009, 12:44 AM
  3. WTS: Ruger LCP with accessories and Remington 870 Express
    By MaleNursePX4 in forum Member Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 8th, 2009, 06:49 PM
  4. Newbie from the Hawkeye State
    By Ipack in forum New Members Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: January 3rd, 2007, 11:34 PM

Search tags for this page

good & bad remington r25
,
m1a vs m77
,

m1a vs r25

,

r25 vs m1a

,
r25 vs ruger
,
remington r 25 or springfield m1a
,
remington r25 vs m1a
,
remington r25 vs ruger scout rifle
,
ruger hawkeye vs. remington 700 xcr
,
ruger m77 hawkeye vs springfield m1a
,

ruger r25

,
ruger xcr
Click on a term to search for related topics.