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Old 10-20-2004, 10:05 AM
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243 Rem 700 question

I'm looking for a first rifle for my son. As luck would have it I have an opportunity to buy a Rem 700 wood stock chambered in 243. The gun is 30 years old and probably only had 40-60 rounds through it. The guy wants $250 for it. Sounds like a great deal to me. I heard that the older 700's were better. Can anyone give me input on this rifle? Also, since it's for my young son, how does the kick compare to a 22-250? Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:46 AM
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Re: 243 Rem 700 question

...based on what you're saying, it's a golden opportunity for you...older models are much preferred over recent stuff...
....243 does have a bit more recoil than
.22-250 but not enough to be concerned about... oh yeah, if you don't want it, I'll take it!
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:30 PM
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Re: 243 Rem 700 question

You better, before someone beats you to it!
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:51 PM
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Re: 243 Rem 700 question

Yeah, email me this fella's number. As old as it is, it might not be safe? No promises, but I'll do what I can. $250 seems fair...what kind of scope was that?

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Old 10-20-2004, 11:39 PM
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Re: 243 Rem 700 question

got a 243 when i was 11 yrs old great caliber for young and old [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:40 PM
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Re: 243 Rem 700 question

Drury

Buy it. Buy it now!

Short action M 700s are like money in the bank, especially the older ones.

With the 243 there's no problem with recoil. If you don't handload you can always find a buddy who does and it's a simple matter to develop mild loads that you son will enjoy shooting. There is also factory ammunition with 70 or 80 grain bullets that are easy on the shoulder.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:57 PM
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Re: 243 Rem 700 question

Turns out he wants $300 for it. It is definately the older style that has the jeweled bolt with 2 ears. It comes with a decent scope, case and one of those $100 metal gun safes. Looks like I need to dig up $300 bones....
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