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Taking the wife to WY!

 
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:02 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

I just got a Ruger American .243 for my son. He is 13 and will be his first goat hunt. Cheapest rifle I have ever bought price wise but so far I'm impressed with the quality and accuracy. Only paid around 330$....but the Zeiss 3x9 cost me another 350$ .
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:32 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

pills---That's a great combo for the boy and he should do well on antelope and deer with it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:51 AM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

Thanks,
The rifle got good reviews so I took a chance on it. So far I have only tried some low end Winchester ammo to break the gun in and get the brass. It was a little over MOA but I'm sure with handloads I will get it down around 3/4". The trigger was surprisingly crisp but slightly heavy, probably around 4.5lbs or so. I didn't put a scale on it yet but I will adj. down to about 3 pounds for him.

I would say to anyone looking for an economical gun this has a lot to offer. Syn. stock w/ bedding block, nice trigger comes with bases for less than 350$.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:04 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

243, 25-06, 260 Rem and if you handload a 6.5x47,,, any of those should work just fine.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:00 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

Someone had said a 22-250, that would be illegal in Wyoming.

Last two times we went antelope hunting near Casper, as soon as the warden heard the bang-flop he was on our ass. And did check the caliber.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

Better check the Wyoming Reg. for the new update, as they just made 22 caliber centerfires legal for antelope and deer a few weeks ago! Check out this link that list the changes made recently:

http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/news-1001268.aspx
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:23 PM
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Re: Taking the wife to WY!

a 270 is a good one pronghone
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