Suggestions for new rifle


July 24, 2007, 12:33 AM
I already own these but would like something new:
.204 Ruger
.270 Win.
.30-06 Springfield
.300 Win. Mag.
.308 will be here in October T/C Icon
AR-15 will be here in September also
.17 Fireball will be here in October

I have a new 2.5-10x42mm scope and now want a rifle to put it on, I was thinking .243 for a new caliber???

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July 24, 2007, 02:21 AM
Any thought to 6.5x55? Know it is in the range of the 270 or 30-06, but still a great, accurate caliber.

Or, are you asking for a platform in 243?

July 24, 2007, 03:43 AM
AK or AR-15?

Lever action?

Semiauto pistol caliber carbine?

July 24, 2007, 04:19 AM
until you have shot the pure fun , yet almost recoilless 17m2, you dont know what you are missing, for centerfire , I would suggest either the 17mach4, now called the 17fireball, or a nice 6mm or something fast, in a 6.5, maybe a 260 remington. 6mm is much faster than a 243, with more natural accuracy , and better bbl life. The key is the super long neck on the cartridge.

July 24, 2007, 12:46 PM
A good cheap shooting rifle in 223 or 7.62x39.Shoot all day long and does not kill the wallet.

July 24, 2007, 03:04 PM
Edit: Oooops! Just realized the OP wants to mount a scope - oh well - the below is a fun selection regardless...

A lever gun in .45LC, .44Mag or .357Mag would be a fun choice. Marlin makes a number of lever guns ranging in style from Cowboy to a lever gun that takes advantage of modern technologies. I'm partial to a Win 94 myself but they're not being made any more. :mad:

If you're into really big stuff then a 45-70 might suit ya and for a real hoot load your own with Black Powder and all lead bullets (well maybe 5% tin).

July 24, 2007, 04:43 PM
Rem 7600 in .243.


July 24, 2007, 04:45 PM
A FAL type rifle in .223

Big Daddy K
July 24, 2007, 05:06 PM
I would go with a lever gun.

Also I saw a pump 45 LC at Gander.

July 24, 2007, 05:14 PM
Note his locale is Canada.

So much for any idea of an AR-15 or FAL.

July 24, 2007, 05:15 PM
I don't see a big boomer in there. I'm gonna have to recommend a .416 Rigby or .458 Lott:evil:

July 24, 2007, 05:42 PM
Considering the scope size that you are working with, a nice 243 with a mid to heavy weight barrel would sound just about right.

July 24, 2007, 05:47 PM
You need a .223. Buy an AR-15.
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Chris is a great guy, good prices.

July 24, 2007, 07:29 PM
Just throwing out some ideas.

.243 as you mentioned. (this would be my choice)
.223 (I would go with a CZ 527)
45-70 either a lever gun or ruger #1 single shot
30-30 lever gun.

I think you are on the right track looking at a .243 for what its worth.

July 24, 2007, 09:38 PM
Note his locale is Canada.

So much for any idea of an AR-15

Actually we can own AR-15`s mine is on order and will be here in late September:p

Thanks for all the great help. I do not think I want a big boomer. The .243 is sounding like a winner, but what platform:confused:

July 24, 2007, 09:43 PM
rangerruck I also have the .17 fireball coming in October from Remington, the stainless barrel.

July 25, 2007, 12:35 AM
Nice one, Thad, I thorough range report is called for, and get as much facoty ammo as you can to try. Right now, I think just remmy makes it, but hornady may, and you can certainly get a hold of cooper arms, to find out where they get theirs, and also their is Calhoun rifles, I think they load some.

July 25, 2007, 12:55 AM
Another vote for .243

I enjoy shooting mine!

July 25, 2007, 10:35 PM
I was looking at the Kimber 84M Classic??? Anyone have one?

July 25, 2007, 11:39 PM
If I lived in Canada, I'd get something restricted to the oppressed Americans, like a STG-44 or MP-40, maybe a CZ-58.

If I had $400 or so, maybe a M-14? :)

July 26, 2007, 12:53 AM
Assuming you want something for hunting, you might consider a Ruger bolt action. I understand they are available in .243. The stainless version would be appropriate for the Northwest, if you don't mind the shiny look. Ruger has supposedly improved the trigger...

July 26, 2007, 12:41 PM
how about a 22-250. or possibly a 260 rem.

July 26, 2007, 01:02 PM
Thad.. it's simple, AR in .243 :neener:

Il Duca
July 26, 2007, 01:04 PM
I agree that you need a lever action. How about a .45-70? A .444? Hell, even a .30-30. I just got a .454.

July 26, 2007, 05:52 PM
.45-70 in single shot.

.375H&H, .416 Rigby or .458 Lott for safari gun. There are some kewl tungsten bullets.

Lever action, new .308, or .45Colt or .44Mag.

July 26, 2007, 06:16 PM
303 Brit - make yourself up a nice scoped Enfield.

July 26, 2007, 09:24 PM
MD Willington,

My AR-15 is coming in october.

July 26, 2007, 09:49 PM
A Ruger #1 in 45-70 sounds pretty sweet. If not, how about something lightweight like a Kimber Montana. A new upper for the coming AR would be kind of nice too. Something like a 6.5 Grendel. Also, it's tough to beat a mini-14 for plinking.

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