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First Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by footin247, Jun 4, 2008.

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  1. footin247

    footin247 Member

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    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?
     
  2. Rugerlvr

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    Here's just one wierdo's opinion.

    Get a .243. Maybe a Savage 110 or something similar.
     
  3. 308sc

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    yep couldn;t have said it better...a .243 Savage
     
  4. Hokkmike

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    .243 would do both of the things you mentioned.
     
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    .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!!
     
  7. Der Verge

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    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.
     
  8. Rugerlvr

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    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.
     
  9. Tarvis

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    I like my 25-06, but I recommend a 243 in a Remington 700.
     
  10. Bazooka Joe71

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    I sure wish I could rifle hunt.:banghead:


    (and I don't mean with my Marlin 1894's)
     
  11. azhunter12

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    +9 or something like that for .243
     
  12. Shawnee

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    Definitely a .243


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  13. RancidSumo

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    .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.
     
  14. Jst1mr

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    .260 Rem... soft shooter, somewhat better deer round
     
  15. longdayjake

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    .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.
     
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    definitly the .243
     
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