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..