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#527248 - 12/13/07 08:55 AM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: Gravey]
TAS
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Gravey,

You were talking small size and weight. How about the Model 700 LSS mountain rifle in 7mm-08?

IMO model 700 is the only way to go for the money.
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#527254 - 12/13/07 09:03 AM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: TAS]
TAS
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But the 700 LSS is pretty expensive. I guess it depends on what kind of discount your Brother in law can get.
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#527302 - 12/13/07 09:48 AM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: TAS]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: TAS
But the 700 LSS is pretty expensive. I guess it depends on what kind of discount your Brother in law can get.

If I go the bolt route, I'll start with the Remington 700's and go from there. He gets a 25% discount off the distributor cost meaning if a gun retails for $600 and the distributor buys it for $450, he can get it for $337.50. Not shabby huh? \:\)
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#527312 - 12/13/07 09:59 AM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: Gravey]
TAS
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Heck no brother! I managed to get three rifles from a good friend that worked at Remington at a huge discount. I suggest you take advantage of that as long and often as possible!

Buy him a nice Christmas present! \:D
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#527454 - 12/13/07 12:17 PM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: ]
CZ284
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My son shoots an Encore in 7/08 with a 21 inch barrel we had made at the TC custom shop. It shoots great and is real light and easy to carry. Can't go wrong.
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#528335 - 12/14/07 08:08 AM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: ]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: DEER ASSASSIN
[quote=TAS]
you aint talking about zewicky are u

i know we get one didnt know it was that good

oh stores all of the remy's in memphis

Yep, that's who I'm talking about. Can't believe you didn't know that O-H has that deal. Could have saved you some serious cash.
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#532205 - 12/18/07 09:06 AM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: Gravey]
Gravey
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Okay folks, I've looked around on Remington's website and here are 4 models that look intriguing to me that are available in a .243. What are your opinions (good & bad) on these? Just reading the website, I can't find a lot of differences in the 700's other than the visual aspects.

700 SPS DM
700 SPS Stainless
700 BDL
700 CDL
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#532419 - 12/18/07 11:52 AM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: Gravey]
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If it were me I would get the SPS DM, because I do love detachable mags. I really like CDL's BUT I cant stand to hunt with a rifle as pretty as they are and scratch them. All the rifles you listed will be great shooters, its up to you.
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#532448 - 12/18/07 12:13 PM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: Gravey]
TiminTN
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My vote goes to the SPS Stainless, for many of the same reasons as Stevens, BUT, I like the traditional swing open bottom metal. Remington uses different specs on the feed rails on the Detachable models, so you must always use that platform. The traditional models allow for future options if upgrading or modifying for a rebarrel. Stock upgrades are almost nil for the Detachables.
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#532677 - 12/18/07 03:43 PM Re: .243 - what would you choose? [Re: TiminTN]
Gravey
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Thanks Steven and Tim. From what I knew, my first choice was also the SPS Stainless so I guess I'll look around and see if I can find one, pick it up, and see how I like it. Then maybe I'll know whether or not to buy it or another encore frame. Thanks to everyone for their input.
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