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Old 03-08-2011, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
I think you need 2 also.

I love my .243........................perfect for coyotes too !!!
my 243 is too much gun for coyotes. it tears them apart. but is sweet on deer and antelope. but sticking with the question at hand. there's mor bench rest stuff available for target shooting a 308 than a 243. but at ranges to 300 yds, i doubt you'll notice a difference between the two.

i'd get a .223 winchester and put a .243 barrel on it. then it becomes the 6x45. supposed to be an absolutely awesome round for hunting smaller game and equally as good on the target range. been thinking about doing this myself.

solely between the 308 and 243 though... 243 gets my vote every time!!!
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:01 AM
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Nat,

You ought to try a different bullet for yotes, if you're tearing them up with your .243.

Those Hornady V-max work great !

Just ask Les Johnson of Predator Quest.......................
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:47 PM
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308 is more versatile in choice of bullet weights 110 gr and over 200gr. both rifles are very good choices, if you are going to do longer range shootin, 308
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:56 AM
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Some newbies just have to keep spending money for new rifles, until they find the one, the five, or the ten rifles that will get the job done. Some haven't come to their expertise yet.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Colorado Luckydog View Post
A .243 or a 308 is not capable of taking either deer or antelope past 200 yards. The minimum caliber for those animals at longer ranges would be a Remington 300 Ultra Mag.
i believe he said deer and lopes,not godzillas
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:32 AM
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25-06 wood werk too
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:32 AM
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Heck personaly I like my ol' 30-06 for manny reasons. Good out to 500 yards but never shot an animal over 100. Bullet for varments is a 55 grain ecelerator leaving the mussle at 4,200 fps now that is faster then a 22-250. Remington ecelerators are 20 caliber saboted to 30 caliber. Then you have your 145, 150, 165, and 180 grain bullet choises also. I use a 165 grain boat tail for deer and a 180 grain Remington core loct for elk. One rifle for all animals. The downfall would be sighting in for different animals but then again I usualy take a few shots before hunting season anyway so for me it works perfectly.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:38 AM
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Not to mention my Browning A-bolt 30-06 groups 2" off of a shooting stick at 100 yards and hits the 500 yard dinger at the range off the stick also. For me my Browning A-bolt toped with a Bushnell 3x9 40mm with fier fly is all I will ever need.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:27 AM
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Shooting 22 cal. sabots all day long out of a 30-06 in a field of prairie dogs seems like an odd choice to me but hey its your party.

Personally I haven't found one good reason not to own a whole bunch of different chamberings, each with its intended purpose. Even some multiples of some for those extended days of shooting.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by skb2706 View Post
Shooting 22 cal. sabots all day long out of a 30-06 in a field of prairie dogs seems like an odd choice to me but hey its your party.

Personally I haven't found one good reason not to own a whole bunch of different chamberings, each with its intended purpose. Even some multiples of some for those extended days of shooting.


Well i wouldent use it for prarie dogs ha ha ha. Mainly coyotes, fox, and bigger varments. All a guy would need for prarie dogs is a 22 or 22 magnum. But the 30-06 will do good for all big game purposes.
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