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Unread 05-20-2014, 03:47 PM
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Want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber

Greetings: New member from Nevada; I want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber, but I do not know which one, under 1,000. Why a .243, because is easy to shot, accurate, easy to reload, and cost effective, if I reload. For hunting in the future, under 150 pounds at a range under 200 yards, for a humane kill, need to learn how to place the shot at the correct moment and time. I am a beginner, but willing to learn. I have a Marlin 1894 JM .357 magnum, CZ 527 varmint .223 and few others toys.
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    my next short action is going to be the .243 win. I'm going to get the Thompson center venture predator. I love the paint job you don't have to worry about the exterior just wipe it off and your good. My tc. Venture in 06 is sub moa...
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    Re: Want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber

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    Greetings: New member from Nevada; I want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber, but I do not know which one, under 1,000. Why a .243, because is easy to shot, accurate, easy to reload, and cost effective, if I reload. For hunting in the future, under 150 pounds at a range under 200 yards, for a humane kill, need to learn how to place the shot at the correct moment and time. I am a beginner, but willing to learn. I have a Marlin 1894 JM .357 magnum, CZ 527 varmint .223 and few others toys.
    Thank you and be safe.
    There can be only one. Winchester model 70 featherweight.
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    Re: Want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber

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    There can be only one.

    Correct Punisher! For the OPs application the Remington 700 SPS Varmint!
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    Savage makes a heck of rifle. The model 11/111 is a great rifle for the money. Savage rifles can also be easily modified later if you wish.
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    Re: Want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber

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    Savage makes a heck of rifle. The model 11/111 is a great rifle for the money. Savage rifles can also be easily modified later if you wish.
    Honestly, any remington 700, savage series, browning, tikka, etc. in 243 will satisfy the users needs. Out of the box rifle accuracy for the major manufacturers is pretty good. My stock remington 700 ADL with a laminated stock and nikon 2-7x32mm scope shoots a hair under an inch at 100 yards with 150 grain remington corelokts (off a bench on sand bags). Not the norm, but still a darn good factory rifle. OP, I think you will be happy with whatever rifle configuration you decide on per your specifications.
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    Unread 05-21-2014, 11:01 PM
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    Re: Want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber

    If you are in a hurry you can buy a new one. There are great deals on used rifles if you are not in a hurry. Old timers whittling down gun collections (why I will never know or hope not to find out) or changing calibers to get something bigger. My brother in law got a great deal on a Rem. 700 BDl (i think) in .243. Paid half price for a nearly new rifle. The only new rifles I have bought have been for my daughters to get them youth models.

    The .243 is a great little caliber for medium game to varmits.
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