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Wanted 243

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by COBIGGUNJR12, Aug 12, 2008.

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  1. COBIGGUNJR12

    COBIGGUNJR12 TS Member

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    I would like to pick up a cheap 243 that is in good shape. If anyone has a 243 that they would like to sell please email me
     
  2. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    Ah...why? Why not 6 mm Remington? Much better caliber. I have both, .243 Sako and a 6 mm Remington in 6 mm. 6 mm has better performance all around for varminting.
     
  3. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Although the 6mm Rem is a little faster, the 243 is the one that Bubba's
    Back Field Store will likely have on the shelf. The 243 will take care of varmints WAY-Y-Y out there and, with the right bullets, will harvest deer sized game with startling efficiency.

    If I were going to buy one or the other, I might be tempted to buy the Remington offering, but I almost never shoot factory fodder. For the high volume shooter, the 243 is a little easier on barrels.
     
  4. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    I forgot, I never shoot factory ammo, but reload only for varminting. Both rounds work really well punching paper or varminting with the approprite V-Max bullet.
     
  5. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    Hi Sarge,

    I just wanted to "stir the pot" with an old issue; I love varminting (also) and I really find no downrange difference between the two rounds shooting the approprite varminting bullet. I am biased enough, however, to take a 30-06 over a 308 and a 6mm over a 243...but firstly, I'd rather have a better rifle in my less favored caliber than vice versa.

    I really think that out to 200 yards, the 223 is the way to go in a good gun: highly available brass, lots known about that round, and it is a round that does not particularly abuse the barrel. But given choices, I'd prefer a 222, but that's not as realistic..oops, pot stirring again!!

    Cheers
     
  6. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    I've done a lot of hunting in the UK with the .243. Up to six deer in one evening.

    I have a Tikka with a 22" barrel (shortened and threaded for a suppressor), the rifle cost under $500 new.

    Great trigger out of the box, free floated barrel, detachable magazine, and 'sort of' pillar bedded (metal blocks cast into the synthetic stock)

    It comes with rings, but I would suggest spending the extra $$ and buying the Sako rings and bases (figure around $150) - much better hold on the scope (these also come in 30mm as well as 1" - the Tikka ones come only in 1").

    David D
     
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