First Rifle


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footin247
June 4, 2008, 12:34 PM
I am about you buy my first rifle and i dont know much about them. I have always been a shotgun hunter but am moving and will be hunting with a rifle. It will mostly be used for target and varmint shooting, but it would be nice if i could deer hunt with it. what is the best caliber and rifle to get that would be good for all those things?

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Rugerlvr
June 4, 2008, 12:40 PM
Here's just one wierdo's opinion.

Get a .243. Maybe a Savage 110 or something similar.

308sc
June 4, 2008, 01:14 PM
yep couldn;t have said it better...a .243 Savage

Hokkmike
June 4, 2008, 01:27 PM
.243 would do both of the things you mentioned.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
June 4, 2008, 01:45 PM
+4. Yup.

john917v
June 4, 2008, 01:45 PM
.243, or a .308, but the .308 bullets are more expensive, and they kick harder, with more damage to the target-not good if you're collecting furs. My choice would hands-down be the .243!!

Der Verge
June 4, 2008, 05:51 PM
If you would also like to use the rifle for deer, I would highly suggest a .25-06 over the .243. IMHO i believe .243 is a bit on the light side for deer.

Rugerlvr
June 4, 2008, 05:55 PM
I think .243 is the minimum caliber for deer in some states. But otherwise completely legal. Just don't use FMJ and you'll be fine.

Tarvis
June 4, 2008, 05:59 PM
I like my 25-06, but I recommend a 243 in a Remington 700.

Bazooka Joe71
June 4, 2008, 06:27 PM
I sure wish I could rifle hunt.:banghead:


(and I don't mean with my Marlin 1894's)

azhunter12
June 4, 2008, 09:43 PM
+9 or something like that for .243

Shawnee
June 4, 2008, 10:30 PM
Definitely a .243


:cool:

RancidSumo
June 5, 2008, 01:18 PM
.243 again. I like those Savage rifles (but I have no experience with them) and would reccomend that you take a look at them in .243.

Jst1mr
June 5, 2008, 02:17 PM
.260 Rem... soft shooter, somewhat better deer round

longdayjake
June 5, 2008, 11:05 PM
.25-06 beats .243 in my book. But .243 is more popular. Why? because it is marketed better. Try to shoot both and see what you like more.

Auburn1992
June 5, 2008, 11:22 PM
definitly the .243

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