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#315199 - 07/26/07 09:20 PM .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE
RUBLINE
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Want a short action bolt action. Looking at the .243 or a .308. Give me some info....
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#315207 - 07/26/07 09:24 PM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: RUBLINE]
.444 Marlin
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youth rifle or adult rifle?

The Ruger compact is a nice gun for the money.
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#315283 - 07/26/07 10:13 PM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: .444 Marlin]
Kimberman
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If you are looking for a varmint/deer combo, go with the 243, if its strictly a big game gun, go with the 308. If you handload take a look at the .260.
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#315316 - 07/26/07 10:38 PM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: Kimberman]
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I have a 308 and it's an awesome deer caliber!! ;\)
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#315317 - 07/26/07 10:38 PM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: RUBLINE]
skynimrod
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7mmo8 a-bolt split the diff
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#315349 - 07/26/07 11:08 PM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: skynimrod]
4onaside
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Assuming that you are not a long range varmiter, which is not as likely as your being a deer hunter on this forum, no contest. .308, and I don't even own one, although I do own a .243. However, my dad owned one(inherited by my son). It is much more versatile as a big game rifle going up the size scale(of game), whereas, IMO the .243 is right on the edge, whitetails being the upper limit(size) of game that you would normally expect to hunt.
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#315375 - 07/27/07 12:05 AM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: 4onaside]
Darkthirty II
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a 260 will give you the best of both worlds
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#315378 - 07/27/07 12:15 AM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: Darkthirty II]
Model70Man
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I have both calibers and love them both. I say get both calibers. You can never have too many rifles.
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#315434 - 07/27/07 06:05 AM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: ]
Tikkabuck
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7mm-08
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#315477 - 07/27/07 06:48 AM Re: .243 OR .308 HELP ME DECIDE [Re: Tikkabuck]
BucknBass
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Hands down .308 for deer hunting. Look at Rem 700 or Browning A-Bolt as far as I'm concerned.
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