help please

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by pikergolf, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. pikergolf

    pikergolf Member

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    Hi Guys my name is Denis and I'm from canada.
    I dropped out of hunting for about 20 years and am looking to get back into it but In a direction new to me.
    Im looking for advice in a long range coyote rifle long to me is 500 yards.
    I have some paramiters, it needs to be a .243 just in case I take up deer hunting agian, it needs to be fairly cheap and I'm left handed although I would buy a right handed gun if it had a straight stock.
    From reading the forum I know that members like savage rifles so I have been looking in that direction. from what I can see my options would be the savage114 in .243 (22in.) barrel, Rem.model 700sps varmint in .243(26in. barrel) or the Rem. 700 cdl in .243 (24in. barrel) $$$$ all left.
    I would buy the savage 12vss in a heart beat if it was available in .243 and the 12fv comes in .243 right but has a montecarlo stock and would cost to much to restock.
    I would appreciate any input or new ideas.
    Thanks for your time be blessed Denis
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the site!

    How about a Savage 12flv (left handed model) in 22-250 for around $500, then sell the barrel and rebarrel in .243?

    The bolt face should work fine, as long as the magazine would work. You'd be out the cost of a new barrel, but you'd end up with heavy barrel .243 in a left handed rifle.


    AJ
     

  3. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    The VLP has a straight stock, would be my first choice for a factory rifle, and it comes in .243. They make a left hand VLP but don't offer it in .243. AJ has a good idea with buying a left hand rifle and then rebarreling or Savage's custom shop will build you most anything you want with available factory parts.
     
  4. pikergolf

    pikergolf Member

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    I'm guessing that the barrel would have to come from the usa? If so getting it into canada would be a huge hassel unless I went thru a dealer. What company would sell it? Do you think savage would consider putting a barrel on the 12vss? thanks Denis