.243 - HELP!!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Guest, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Looking for a 243 cal. rifle w/ either a 24" or 26" barrel, perfer a 26". Would like to keep the cost down to a min if possible. Accuracy is very important - would like to shoot dogs LR, would like to use this for deer as well, up to 300 yards. What does everyone recommand?

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  2. LDO

    LDO Well-Known Member

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    there is nothing wrong w/the savage rifles for what u want to do[stay away from the ones with the cheap plastic stocks though].i personally shoot all custom rems but have had a few savages and they shoot well,the only thing is the triggers,but there are great after market ones out there[rifle basix-hint-hint].as well u could also look around for rem.varminter they can be found pretty cheap,try bnj discount firearms-www.discountfirearms.com.whatever u do dont buy a used rifle ,its worth the few extra bucks for a new one-my 2-dave
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the input, however, I can't seem to find too many rifles w/ a longer barrel. How accurate is the 243 compared to similar cals?
     
  4. LDO

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    the 243 can be just as accurate any other chambering with proper load work[providing the rifle is up to it].to my knowledge the rem. varminters have a 26" tube if i remember correctly and the savages have a 24",the velocity gain or loss due to bbl. length is pretty neglible for the most part,also for the purposes u have stated u might even consider the 260 rem,which in my opinion would give u alot more flexibility-my 2-dave