Category Archives: TGR Hunting Rifle Reviews

Savage Precision Carbine .308

This article is part one of a long-term field test of the Savage Precision Carbine.  Now that it is legal to hunt whitetail deer in Texas with a suppressor, I was searching for a suitable host platform.  I quickly settled on the .308 cartridge because of the availability of factory threaded barrels in that caliber – usually offered as a “tactical” or “law enforcement” model – and the adaptability of that cartridge.  My criteria:  A short 18″ – 20″ barrel, detachable box magazine, decent factory stock out of the box, and a reputation for accuracy.  A great trigger is a must but I was willing to drop in a Timney or Jewell if needed.  The Savage Precision Carbine quickly became the obvious choice. Continue reading Savage Precision Carbine .308

AAC Model 7 300 Blackout

The AAC Model 7 300 Blackout rifle is breaking my heart.  It reminds me of the hot new girl in town that everyone is after who turned out to be hard to live with.

The AAC Model is essentially a Remington Model 7 fitted with the AAC .30 caliber barrel.  It is a short, lightweight, cool little gun that I really want to like (a lot).  Specifications: Continue reading AAC Model 7 300 Blackout

Weatherby Vanguard II 308 Suppressor Ready project

After getting such great results from the Weatherby Vanguard II 7mm08 we tested earlier I thought to myself, “it would be great if I could run a can on this gun” .  I contacted Tim at Weatherby and suggested they should offer these rifles in a shorter, threaded barrel given how popular hunting with suppressors has become.  He was interested.. Continue reading Weatherby Vanguard II 308 Suppressor Ready project

6.8 SPC II Custom Build Rifle

There have been countless wildcat cartridges over the years.  One recent trend has been the various efforts to modify the standard AR15 to shoot a heavier, more lethal bullet.  The crazy hype surrounding the 300 Blackout is but one example.  For my money, the 6.8 SPC is the best of the lot for general all-around use. Continue reading 6.8 SPC II Custom Build Rifle