Getting a Savage 110 in .243 Winchester from my step dad.


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LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 6, 2008, 02:34 PM
Educate me, please.

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Jason M
October 6, 2008, 03:13 PM
You are getting a great, versatile, accurate rifle in probably the best caliber ever created. The .243Win is a true "do-it-all" caliber. Varmints, deer, antelope, coyotes--nothing is safe from you. You can load 75gr Nosler BT's to almost 3100fps or you can shoot 100gr Hornady A-Max to about 2900fps.

For a shouldered, high power rifle, do-it-all caliber, there respectfully is none better.

-Jason

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 7, 2008, 09:08 AM
Okay, thanks.

My plans for this rifle are indeed deer hunting, but also long range target shooting/semi-tacticool sniper.

This one has a synthetic stock, so I shouldn't have to worry about the warping.

Anything else I should know?
What's the ballistics like out to 600-800 yards?

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
October 7, 2008, 09:28 AM
Educate me, please.

Metal end towards target, plastic end towards body. What else you want to know? Oh, and it'd be a model 10 (short action), not 110 (long action). :p

skinewmexico
October 7, 2008, 09:47 AM
Ballistics will depend largely on if you reload. No factory ammo will really work that great @ 600-800.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 7, 2008, 01:03 PM
Reloading is in the equation in the next couple years. With the proper reloads, what kind of accuracy should I expect out to 600-800 yards if I do my part?

Thanks Premium. Didn't get a chance to look at Savage's website until after I posted this.

pbrktrt
October 7, 2008, 10:19 PM
you're way out of the 243 ballpark. it is a great round for different things with the right bullet but i'd say 300 yds is tops.

Shawnee
October 7, 2008, 10:37 PM
"...but i'd say 300 yds is tops."


Incorrect - by a goodly margin.

:cool:

skinewmexico
October 8, 2008, 12:22 AM
With the proper reloads, what kind of accuracy should I expect out to 600-800 yards if I do my part?

Hard to say with a factory pencil barrel. Lots of people shooting sub MOA with 115g DTACs and a good barrel.

http://www.6mmbr.com/243Win.html

brooks
October 8, 2008, 05:52 AM
I bought a Savage .243 this year. This is a plain Jane box magazine pre-accutrigger Savage and was on sale for about $100 less than one with an accutrigger. I took off the Simmons scope and put on a 3-10x44mm Konus and an aftermarket trigger. (Sharp Shooter Supply)

This rifle has shot a 0.47" 3 shot and 0.74 " 5 shot group @100 yrds using 10x. (Berger 80 gr.& Varget)

We did pretty well with the cheapest Federal Powershock 100 gr. too.

It is generally accepted that the maximum distance one should target deer sized game is 300 yards due to physics---bullet mass and velocity drop.

It's a nice caliber to shoot after about 50 rnds. of .30 cal.

Savage guys love these rifles----www.savageshooters.com

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 8, 2008, 08:49 AM
Thanks. I do deer hunt, but will not shoot a deer out to those ranges unless it's a monster buck, and that's if I feel like getting my game on.

Anything beyond 300 yards is going to be use for target shooting and stuff like that.

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