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Unread 05-03-2003, 07:54 AM
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Savage or Rem. 243

I am looking at a Sav mod 12 or Rem 700 in 243 for some long range pdogging. Any info would be appreciated. I already have a .223 and 22.250 and would like to know if the 243 is capable of 600 to 800 yrd. shots. Thanks
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    Unread 05-03-2003, 10:43 AM
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    Re: Savage or Rem. 243

    I used to have the Rem 700 BLD in .243 and I would recommend that, but would however recomend doing a lot of work to it to take it that far.
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    Re: Savage or Rem. 243

    My starter rifle was a Rem 788 .243 Win and it shot 900 yards no problem with factory ammo. Hornady 100 grain boat tails @ 2900 FPS.
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    Re: Savage or Rem. 243

    Howdy Mr. Deadeye,
    Both will do a good job, but both will need triggers and tweeking and some quality handloading. I would go with the one with the fastest twist! FYI, get on a search engine and search for"1000 yard benchrest" Go to "Page" NW Benchrest" There you can go to the results of their last shoot{April 12th and 13th} and they list equipment used. The 6mm is doing very, very good at 1000 yds, so 600 to 800 should be some what of a breeze. Good luck, and keep shooting center!!!
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    Re: Savage or Rem. 243

    Deadeye
    take a hard look at the Savage, new trigger system, out of the box shooter. I have a 10fp in 223, saved $$ and fun to shoot. I did replace the trigger but the new ones have great adjustable trigger.
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    Re: Savage or Rem. 243

    Thanks guys fer the input. Savage is on the wish list and should have it by Nov.
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