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what caliber? .243 win or 250 savage?

 
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:49 AM
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Re: what caliber? .243 win or 250 savage?

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so im wanting to get a new gun for coyote/blacktail hunting and was wondering which one would be better? and what guns should i look at? im looking to shoot out to 800 yards or so on coyote and about 300 to 400 or more on deer.

I'm pretty new to the long range shooting and this forum so what would be some good threads i could read or any websites i should look at?

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Ballistically very similar but the .243 would give you a better bullet selection and brass options etc. I would strongly consider one of the 6.5's if it were me. The .260 Remington would be the most logical for no fuss shooting.......Rich
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Re: what caliber? .243 win or 250 savage?

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so im wanting to get a new gun for coyote/blacktail hunting and was wondering which one would be better? and what guns should i look at? im looking to shoot out to 800 yards or so on coyote and about 300 to 400 or more on deer.

I'm pretty new to the long range shooting and this forum so what would be some good threads i could read or any websites i should look at?

Thank You
Ryan
Here's another one I came across in a ready to go package deal that should be an absolute nail driver.

.300wsm would be a great cartridge for your needs as well.


WTS - FN SPR A1 300 WSM Leupold M3A - Sniper's Hide Forums

Not as cheap to shoot as the .308 or .260 but certainly quite affordable.

For that matter a .308 in a highly accurate platform such as the 5R remington varmint and tactical models would do quite well for you too. I just am not one who really considers the .308 as a great varmint hunting round.

Ballistically of course the .260 flat eats up the .308win for flat shooting which is one of the reasons it was my choice for the same applications you are looking at.
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Re: what caliber? .243 win or 250 savage?

thanks for the replys! ive been trying to do as much research as i can and it is making my head hurt. i want to start with a new gun so i can build it up and not start with someone elses project they are tired of.

so im looking to spend around $1000 on a factory gun (can go more if its worth it). this is actually going to be the first gun i personally buy! i have other guns that have been handed down that all i do is shoot and dont want to modify.

so after all the research ive done i feel more lost then when i started, i read that .243 shooting long range loads burn barrels up quickly. i really dont know any thing about the 6.5's yet. i do plan on doing my own reloads but dont want to put a ton of work into it other than powder and bullet choice.

i really appreceiate all the info and im doin as much research as i can. If you havent already noticed im a pretty big newb at this stuff so anything helps!
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Re: what caliber? .243 win or 250 savage?

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thanks for the replys! ive been trying to do as much research as i can and it is making my head hurt. i want to start with a new gun so i can build it up and not start with someone elses project they are tired of.

so im looking to spend around $1000 on a factory gun (can go more if its worth it). this is actually going to be the first gun i personally buy! i have other guns that have been handed down that all i do is shoot and dont want to modify.

so after all the research ive done i feel more lost then when i started, i read that .243 shooting long range loads burn barrels up quickly. i really dont know any thing about the 6.5's yet. i do plan on doing my own reloads but dont want to put a ton of work into it other than powder and bullet choice.

i really appreceiate all the info and im doin as much research as i can. If you havent already noticed im a pretty big newb at this stuff so anything helps!
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Re: what caliber? .243 win or 250 savage?

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thanks for the replys! ive been trying to do as much research as i can and it is making my head hurt. i want to start with a new gun so i can build it up and not start with someone elses project they are tired of.

so im looking to spend around $1000 on a factory gun (can go more if its worth it). this is actually going to be the first gun i personally buy! i have other guns that have been handed down that all i do is shoot and dont want to modify.

so after all the research ive done i feel more lost then when i started, i read that .243 shooting long range loads burn barrels up quickly. i really dont know any thing about the 6.5's yet. i do plan on doing my own reloads but dont want to put a ton of work into it other than powder and bullet choice.

i really appreceiate all the info and im doin as much research as i can. If you havent already noticed im a pretty big newb at this stuff so anything helps!
We were all noobs at one time. Your generation of noobs however has the advantage of the internet, where mine did not. For my generation learning was primarily by trial and error which of course gets very, very expensive when you're talking guns and ammo.

Honestly and truly for your applications and requirements the .260/6.5's are absolutely perfect. They are also very affordable to shoot especially if you are going to handload. Even if you don't if you shop around a little bit you will find that even semi custom loaded factory ammo is not at all unreasonable and loaded to very high tolerances which can give you near handload precision.

Check those classified links out that I posted for you. There's some really great rigs there at reasonable prices.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:18 AM
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Re: what caliber? .243 win or 250 savage?

My first deer rifle was a 250-3000 in a savage model 99 with open sights. I took a lot of blacktails with that rifle. It is still one of my favorite rifles. Although I have not shot it in a couple of years. That being said I feel that there are far better calibers out there. I really like the 25-06 and the 6.5x55 swede. I am new to long range shooting as well. So these other guys know far more than I do. Just my opinion.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:40 AM
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Re: what caliber? .243 win or 250 savage?

6.5-284 in a savage and you will not regret buying too little of a rifle for long range deer. Great bullets in the 6.5 and superb long range performance. The savage 116's are about as good as you can get without braking the bank for a custom build. If you don't like the 6.5-284 (you will LOVE it) you can put another barrel on it for around $250.00. DIY with a vice and the nut wrench that comes with the barrel kit. Last Remington I bought ( 2010) had the finish bubbling and shot terrible , 3MOA , even after bedding. I am sending it off for truing and a new barrel. My new model 16 savage shot 1MOA right out of the box and after bedding and load work @ .6MOA
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