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Old 04-07-2011, 05:54 AM
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I bought a cheap Buckmasters SPS .270. 3/4" groups and not ideal conditions. I'm extremely pleased. The model you want should be better.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by vaslugger View Post
Thinking very much of purchasing a new 700 in CDL in the 243 caliber mainly for deer and bear hunting.While I had a 700 BDL for 20 years in 270 and loved it I am wondering about the quality of this model especially.How has accuracy been on it,does it cycle the shells well,how many shots before barrell gets hot,and is fit and finish been good on newer models.If anyone has shot a 243 in this model what are your thoughts on it.I have never owned a 243 and am looking for milder recoil but no matter what caliber you shoot any information will be helpful.Mike
The rem 700 is superb how ever you want a low recoiling deer/bear rifle and the 243win is the last thing I would shoot for either. My suggestion is either a 260rem or 7mm08 either with the right type and weight of bullet would be better for your needs.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TJEN View Post
The rem 700 is superb how ever you want a low recoiling deer/bear rifle and the 243win is the last thing I would shoot for either. My suggestion is either a 260rem or 7mm08 either with the right type and weight of bullet would be better for your needs.

The last thing for either? .243 is an outstanding deer cartridge. Geez... I'd think the "last thing" for deer would be a .22 short, or a .17 Rem., or a .218 Bee, or a .25-20, or a .30 Carbine or some such. I'm sure the .243 will kill black bears as well, but, I do agree that the 7-08 would get an advantage with respect to game that could potentially eat you.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:56 PM
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Some very interesting comments on the .243 i've just read. The .243 is more then enough cal for what you want to hunt believe me. I hunt with a single shot .243 and have taken bear, elk, mule deer with it. It is a great caliber that doesn't get the respect it deserves. My mother is 70 years old and has hunted with the .243 exclusively scince 1959, she has taken more moose, elk, deer and bears with that rifle then i can count.

if you want to shoot the .243, go for it, because i've saved the last little nugget of info for last, and that is the .243 is THE most popular hunting cartridge in europe for stag and moose, but here in the states, it is the Rodney Dangerfield of calibers, it get's no respect..
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