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Old 05-25-2014, 09:44 PM
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Re: Want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber

You shot it with a rabbit in its mouth?!
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:00 AM
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I agree. I don't quite understand how Winchester seems to have been moved so far down the list by such a high percentage of shooters.
do you think the Winchester is not sexy anymore? Kinda like the 30/06. I think they are very good rifles, I don't think I would tear apart a pre '64 model that was in good shape. But I think one of the new controlled round feed actions built for long range would have a big cool factor in my book...
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You shot it with a rabbit in its mouth?!
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You shot it with a rabbit in its mouth?!
Yes! I had it mounted with the rabbit in its mouth as well.

We just had a bad snow storm and I bet she was thinking "I'm going to make it through the winter now!" Right before a 75gr Sierra varminter struck her in the back of the head.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:24 AM
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Yes! I had it mounted with the rabbit in its mouth as well.

We just had a bad snow storm and I bet she was thinking "I'm going to make it through the winter now!" Right before a 75gr Sierra varminter struck her in the back of the head.
That's a crazy story. I guess you got two birds with one stone, or in this case a coyote and a rabbit in one shot! Hahaha.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:33 PM
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Re: Want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber

i've had a rem 700 vls in .243win that could do half moa at 100yds consistently with handloads and an swfa 10x42, street cost about $850 sans glass/bipod. heavy barrel, laminated stock, military scope, harris bipod - well over 10# to lug around, and may not be everyone's cup of tea.

intrigued by the array of bottom feeder cheapos, i took the bite and have a ruger american in .243win and really, Really like it. yeah, ruger plagiarized the blueprint, but they took the best from the best and it shows. they have an updated american "predator" version due next month, with a "heavier" barrel and some other bling. almost all plastic stocks can be well stiffened with some rockite in the forend and in the butt stock, makes a Huge difference, particularly with a model like the ruger american that currently has no after-market stock offerings..
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:38 PM
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Re: Want to buy a rifle in .243 caliber

Does anyone shoot a good old Ruger?
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