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Old 03-13-2010, 11:21 PM
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Re: Where to start?????

You've received some good advice already. Oliveralan is right-on with the 243 or 260 recommendation. Both will shoot varmints as far as you can see them and with good reloads a 260 will kill deer at 800. He's also a little biased towards the 308 as his is bada$$.

Like everybody said, start with what you can get your hands on. Typically that's a factory rifle of some sort. Here's some examples of 'accurizing' you can do with a factory rifle....

Nephew's Transformed Rifle!

Similarly...

My 308 1k Rifle - The Evolution Continues!

Then when you're ready to go with a custom barrel....

My 280 - Updated!
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:37 AM
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I really wanna thank all you guys for the info its making it alot easier on me. its probably gonna end up being a different story for my wallet, but if the old lady can have horses I can have this! hahaha
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:08 AM
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I really wanna thank all you guys for the info its making it alot easier on me. its probably gonna end up being a different story for my wallet, but if the old lady can have horses I can have this! hahaha

Always glad to help and to know your decision making process is easier.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Help from this site won't be easier on your wallet though. For instance, you will eventually be wondering about optics for your new rifle. Many (including me) will recommend Leupolk MK4 and NightForce. The low-end in these scopes is $1200
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:57 PM
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I'm in north central Ohio. The Mansfield area.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:25 AM
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Re: Where to start?????

BirdsandBucks,

If you are looking for a new gun, look at the Savage. A 6BR or 243 would be the picks. If you don't reload the 243 would be the way to go.

If your are wanting to get into long range, you will need to get into it soon. The better long range bullets are hard to find in factory loads.

My pick would be the 6BR 8tw barrel, in the Savage Long range precision varminter. With the Savage you can buy custom chambered barrels and change cal in mins. With that target action you can go from a 17 fireball to a 300 mag or bigger.

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Old 03-24-2010, 06:38 AM
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Agree with the above. The .243 and .260 for long range chucks are great choices. I own both. My dads .243 has the longest shot in our Video "All Hogs Go to Heaven II" at 1180 yards. My furtherest was 1040 and 1140 with a .260. Both using A-max's from Hornady. Good luck and hope it helps.

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