New Deer Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by surjimmy, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. surjimmy

    surjimmy Well-Known Member

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    Am thinking on getting a Parker Hale rifle, for some reason they have always intrigued me. I know nothing about them, so please any and all input would be helpful. Thank you.
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    what caliber? how far are you shooting??
     
  3. surjimmy

    surjimmy Well-Known Member

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    Caliber is a 243, under 300 yards.
     
  4. roverboy

    roverboy Active Member

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    They're based off of a Mauser 98. Fine rifles in my opinion.
     
  5. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    had one in 243 about 25 years ago. It was the best shooting 243 ive ever owned. It would shoot moa with about any load i tried in it. I remember there was a load with seirra 100 grain boat tails that went into half of that. Sold it because i thought at the time it was just a bit to heavy and long for a 243.
     
  6. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I bought two from a good friend who owns a pawn shop,
    I payed his price of less than $200 a rifle. in .270 and in 7MAG.
    The Parker Hale rifles never got the love it was due. both are
    great shooters and if another came in to the pawn shop, I would grab it in a heart beat.
    They are beautiful rifles and are great hunting rifles with accuracy equal to
    any rifle on the market. If you buy it you won't regret it.
    The stocks that are on my rifles are on par with a Weatherby.
    My brother uses them in South Dakota and has many complements.
    I say go.
     
  7. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I ground hog hunted with an old fellow for a few years that used a varmint barrel 243 Parker Hale and it was super accurate with the 60 gr Sierra. That little bullet would vaporize a ground hog. I always told the old fellow that when he died I wanted to buy that rifle from his wife. I did not get it because his nephew got it even before the fellow got cold.