Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw
We've had both the 6mm rem and 243... one of my pop's buddies has a 243 wssm... They are so close in performance I'd get what rifle you like and can actually find components to feed. It's a similar story to the 7rem and 7 roy; it's really more about what rifle you like than performance differences.
That is really they key, get what you like.
Wildcatters don't wait for components, they make them. There will always be some way to get/make 243 WSSM brass.
You can't go by someone elses recommendations for what to choose. You can listen to why they chose
. For instance, it would be bad to take a recommendation from me. Simple, I like everything so my recommendation can't be trusted.
Example: I already have a 50's Win M70 Featherweight in 243 and a 1964 Sako L579 Forester 243 new in the box but I have a 6mm/243 barrel and actions with standard and magnum bolt faces. When the back log of projects catches up, I'm not sure what I will make. The 243 WSSM is on the list but is competing with a 6-6.5x47L for one reason, small primers.
Why would I make another .243/6mm class rifle? Because I can, because I've got the M70 figured out, because I won't shoot the Sako, because I can, because I would make it for target/comp shooting.