Originally Posted by freed0m man
I guess I should have been fully forth coming with some information. I have shot before so being comfortable with a rifle is no problem for me. I already have an old Marlin 780 .22 lr that belonged to my grandpa and have put serveral rounds down range with it; but noting in the way of serious precision practice, just plinking.
I also own a model 70 30-06 that has been shot about 100 rounds but again no serious attempts at precision.
I also have components to start reloading with and want to start getting into that arena as well.
Should I spend a lot of extra time with the .22 developing my skills or should I use the 30-06 and learn how to work with a large centerfire rifle cartridge?
Are there any good rifles to start with in a .243? Every rifle I have ever looked at didn't have fast enough twist rate to stabilize heavier bullets that could be used for long range shooting if the situation presented itself.
Look at savage's website. It should list the twist rate, I'm sure there will be one fast enough.
If not, look into a 308 Winchester.