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Rem PSS for hunting 308 WIN

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Bongos, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. Anyone ever hunted with a Remington PSS 308? I have one and was thinking of cutting the barrel down to 18 or 20" for a lighter rifle. Any and all imputs are appreciated.
     
  2. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    I have, and have hunted with, my M700VS in .308 (very similar to the PSS). Worked fine, as long as I didn't mind carrying the !@#$ thing.

    Cutting one down WOULD make it quicker to handle, as well as a bit lighter, but you'd be giving up some velocity, too. Some folks think the .308 has barely enough velocity as it is; I'm one of 'em. Remington did make a run of heavy-barrel M700VS carbines in .223 a couple of years ago; lots of varmint hunters snatched them up around here, and most of them think they're great (and still use 'em).

    I'd say just suck it up and use it as-is, or shell out some bucks for a lighter carbine in the same caliber.
     

  3. I would say go for it if you are hunting in stands or someplace you dont have to carry the bull barrel around all day. Really, I dont think the PSS is that much heavier, but every ounce counts when hiking in the mountains. If you want to sell it my buddy would probably buy it from you.
     
  4. Thanks guys, due to your advice, I just picked up a Rem 700 ADL in 30'06, the the gun waeighs less than 6 pounds, I bet recoil will be great but, lightness is what I'm looking for. Again thanks
     
  5. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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    Are you going to keep the PSS?
     
  6. Actually, I ended up selling the PSS. I wanted a more upper end rifle such as a SSG PKII.
     
  7. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    You can't beat 30'06 for most hunting applications in the lower 48!

    Thinking about 30'06 myself.