Originally Posted by Diesel40
Out of the calibers you recommend you are recommending, what do you prefer and why?
If you're concentrating on the tactical end of the equation, and you already have a 243, your choice of a 308 would be a good one. Plenty of tactical rifles out there in that caliber. Probably more then any other caliber. A good factory rifle, with the Federal Gold Medal Match factory bullets will shoot one hole groups at 100 yards.
Of the ones I reccomended, I'd pick the 260 Remington. Same case as the 308, just necked down. But the ballistics of the .264 bullets are much better than the .308. take a look at them. Most of the Class F (1000 yds.) shooters I know have gone to the 260 Rem. for 1000 yard competition after getting tired of replacing burnt out 6.5-284 barrels. Shooting the Berger 140 grain VLD or the Sierra 142 grain Match King, they have been winning a majority of the matches. Low recoil, great ballistics and great bullets available.
Hope this helps.