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Remington 700 ADL in 243

Old 01-15-2013, 08:14 PM
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Default Remington 700 ADL in 243

does anybody have one and if so how does it shoot... Also what ammo do you shot???

Thinking about getting one for deer hunting...

Also i hear the newer remingtons dont shoot that great...

Any info would be great
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:54 AM
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I have the same model but in 30.06. I think it shoots great and is a very well built gun. I shoot Rem Core-Lokt out of it.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Longbeard View Post
does anybody have one and if so how does it shoot... Also what ammo do you shot???

Thinking about getting one for deer hunting...

Also i hear the newer remingtons dont shoot that great...

Any info would be great
A .243 is a good choice for PA deer, and the new Remingtons shoot very well (despite what some of the internet "experts" say). I have a few friends that have this rifle, and all seem very happy with them. The ADL stock is not extremely stiff, but that can be said of many other rifles also. You can always upgrade the stock later if you wish (many aftermarket items for a Remington). The bottom line is that it is a good rifle, at a good price.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:51 AM
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I've got one. Shoots great. Have killed a number of deer with it. I use Remington's green box, 100 grain pointed soft point Core-Lokt ammo.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:23 PM
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That should be a great setup. .243 is excellent round, and the 100gr core lock are very good as others mentioned. I prefer the 700's with a hinged floor plate, but the ADL is a great gun for the money, imo.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:11 AM
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I just bought the ADL .243 a couple weeks ago and I took it out to the range yesterday to sight it in. I was impressed with the lack of kick that I thought it was going to have,so thats awesome. Still need to sight it in but im excited to take it deer hunting next season.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:50 AM
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The Model 700 ADL in .243 Win. will do fine for deer.

I have two ADL's, but in much heavier rounds (300 Win Mag. and 338 Win. Mag.). I did have the tiggers adjusted to 2 1/2#. I have shot the 338 only a handful of times. I have shot the 300 Win. Mag. 100's of times. Both rifles are extremely accurate. I have had zero issues with either. I suspect that you will have the same expereince should you go this route.

My daughter uses an older Rem. 788 in 243 Win. She uses Federal Premium factory stuff that is loaded with a 100 gr. Game King. This ammo happens to be about as accurate as my hand loads for her rifle. She has killed deer cleanly out to about 150 yards. Which is about it down this way as far as a "long shot".

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Old 02-01-2013, 01:22 AM
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I bought a 243 ADL a little over a year ago. I want to get rid of the stock and put something better on it. It's cheap in every way of the word. The rifle wouldn't shoot as good as my older 243 BDL that I had and I attribute this to the cheap stock. It took many loading sessions to find a load that I was happy with. 100gr Sierra Game King over IMR 4350. Will now shoot under an inch with this combo. I also found a pretty accurate varmint load with 55gr Nosler BT and IMR 4895.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:37 PM
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I have 2 700 ADL's one in 243 and one in 30-06 both shoot great. Killed ALOT of deer and other critters with both. The 243 likes Win. 100 grain power points best I get about a 1'' group with it at 100 yards the 06 like 150 grain core lokt's best I get about a 1'' to 1 1/2'' group at 100 yards. But you'll need to buy a few diff brand weight and bullet types to see which one shoots best out of that particular rifle. They all shoot a little different with diff brands of ammo.

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:14 PM
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You will love the .243 WIN caliber...while I don't have one in an ADL...I do have several of them and my daughter and niece both hunt with .243's.

We have hunted extensively with that caliber and have used several different bullets. The heavier bullets (100g) tend to perform better and be more consistent...I have had the best luck with the older Nosler soft-point bullets in 100g (they have been discontinued some time ago) but the 100g Partitions and Ballistic Tips and 100g Speer soft points have also performed very well for me in just about every .243 I have had. I have also successfully built 80 FMJ (Hornady) loads for my brother and 55g Nosler Ballistic Tips (varmint) loads for some 'yote hunts. My powders of choice for my .243's has been IMR 4895, H4831sc and IMR 4064 with Remington 9 1/2 primers.
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