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Old 05-17-2011, 09:14 PM
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Default Steyr????? 243

I found a Steyr Pro Hunter grey synthetic stock with stainless for $600. It felt nice but i was really looking for a wood stock. It's a little space age looking but I can't really find much out about it. Any info from anyone????
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:09 AM
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Sounds like you have you mind made up ???

So here you go.................hope this helps;

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Old 08-29-2011, 10:39 PM
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I'm worried about the marlins now too beings remington owns them too.
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:14 PM
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This is an old post. Remarkably only comments from those who,were pretty marginally informed. There are a lot of decent .243s on the market. I own a lot of them. My single favorite is the Winchester Model 70, in either Featherweight or Super Grade. 22 inch barrel is a good choice. I have only one with a 24 inch barrel. The Browning X Bolt would be another super choice. After that, Iíd have to look very close to see what exactly I was buying. Nice to see and hold them before ordering. Some think .243 is too light. I think it is about right! Great for varmit, Target, defense, Deer, and bigger stuff if you really know what you are doing. As with any weapon, proceed with caution. I love the low recoil, availability of the round. It is easily one of the very best.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by The Hunting Rifle View Post
Remarkably only comments from those who,were pretty marginally informed.
It sounds like you're trolling, given nothing you've said really contradicts any of the 7-year old comments. Good vintage, I suppose.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Calif. Hunter View Post
I have a Tikka T-3 Lite in .243. It shoots under a half-inch very often. Not every time, but probably at least once per range session and it is my fault if the group is much over 3/4 MOA. The trigger is great right out of the box and the action is very slick. It weighs 6 pounds or less. It does have the dreaded "long bolt throw" though.

My brother is a gunsmith, and he has had several "screw-ups" that were easily fixed. One was a .308 round shot in a .25-06 T-3. He picked the brass pieces out of the bolt, replaced the extractor and it headspaced and worked perfectly. Not a crack or weak spot on the bolt. He worked at a factory repair center (Remington, Weatherby, Beretta, Browning, etc.) at the time and said that Tikkas and Savages were both great, strong actions. With Savages, he only had to replaced the floating bolt head to fix "blown up" bolts....
The Tikka T-3 Lite is a great gun! My brother dropped his Elk with it last year at 250 yards and he shoots great groups with it! He hasn't don't any special upgrades. Just stock and go! Loves it!
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:46 PM
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As always, what do you intend to shoot and how much do you want spend?

I have a Cooper 54 in 243 and its a hell of a well built / accurate rifle. They run in the low $2k's but you won't be disappointed.

I also have a Ruger 77 in 243 and its a good shooter too. At about 1/3 the price of a Cooper the Ruger is a nice option.

A determination point for me is do you roll your ammo or shoot factory loads? The Cooper is perfect for hand-loads and the Ruger is probably best if using factory ammo.The Ruger is obviously fine for hand-loads and will shoot its best. The point being the Cooper almost demands hand-loads to realize the accuracy of the rifle.
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