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243 Winchester short mag

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tommy.Gun, Jun 8, 2003.

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  1. Tommy.Gun

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    What can you guys tell me about it and do you know if Ruger will be comming out with there 77 in this cal?
     
  2. Art Eatman

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    What's to say? It's like the other short magnums. 10% less velocity for 20% less powder. Right at the same performance, with a bit less recoil.

    Drawback--if it's really a drawback--is limited magazine capacity. This shouldn't really matter on a hunting rifle.

    Advantage for the rifle itself as a package is that the shorter action allows a longer barrel for a given overall length.

    There's a "road test" in the June issue of G&A.

    Art
     
  3. Tommy.Gun

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    Thanks Art, I'm thinking about it for a varment gun, But I really like the Ruger. Any opinions?
     
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