Remember the first time you geared up for an excursion into places that don’t have a store on the corner of every block? If you’re like me, you took too much stuff, or the stuff you took was too damn heavy. Lesson learned: Dump what you don’t need and lighten what you take. Your rifle is a perfect example. A tactical rifle does not necessarily mean lightweight. In fact, long-range sniper rifles are easier and more comfortable to shoot when they have some heft. But our focus here is to look at some relatively lightweight bolt-action and AR-platform .308 rifles, because sometimes you feel like going manual and sometimes you don’t.
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For more information about the .308 rifles featured in the gallery above, check out the following sites.
Bergara B-14 BMP
Daniel Defense DD5V1
DPMS GII MOE
FN SCAR 17S
MasterPiece 308BA CSR
Mossberg MVP LR
Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
Tikka T3x Compact Tactical
Windham Weaponry SRC-308
This article was originally published in “Tactical Weapons” August/September 2017. To order and subscribe, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.