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best beginning LR pistol caliber?

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Unread 02-05-2011, 09:24 AM
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Re: best beginning LR pistol caliber?

Im having a 243 AI built for my daughter. she is wanting to get into shooting. Thought I would build something not to scare her and still take a deer. Looked at all cal changed my mind about 30 times and went back to it.
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    Unread 02-05-2011, 06:36 PM
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    Re: best beginning LR pistol caliber?

    I build a heavy 260Rem for my first SP
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    Re: best beginning LR pistol caliber?

    I've been kinda torn now, looking at 6.5x284, 243 or 243 AI, 260 or 260 AI. Oh my I'm getting good at confusing myself! Also for a savage, where would one get a barrel? Would you get a prechambered? I'm thinking about using a Defensive Edge brake.
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    Unread 02-05-2011, 07:11 PM
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    Re: best beginning LR pistol caliber?

    Personally, I would consider a chambering that is not a wildcat or at least does not require fireforming. Go with a match chamber(closer tolerances but will not require neck turning).
    If I had a vote it would be 6.5-284, 243 Win, or 260 Rem from those you have listed in the last post.
    Shawn makes a good brake.

    Are you talking a striker or a non designated target action?
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    Re: best beginning LR pistol caliber?

    I was going to go with the non designated target action. And leaning hard toward 243
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    Unread 02-05-2011, 07:44 PM
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    Re: best beginning LR pistol caliber?

    That will work.
    Who is going to put it together for you?
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    Re: best beginning LR pistol caliber?

    Not certain at the moment but going to work on getting all components together first. Anyone have any experience with sightrons new scopes and new reticles?
    Also should I go with an 18" barrel? Or shorter?

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