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#574726 - 01/21/08 08:00 PM Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243
TNRAMBLINGMAN
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Registered: 01/04/07
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My 11 year old son has decided he is recoil sensitive (after shooting 4 deer last year with two different rifles). So his perfectly good, very accurate Model 7 Rem 308 youth model (synthetic/stainless) is going to gather dust for awhile.

I am looking for a 243 on the heavy side with 22 or 24" barrel. I simply do not want him to feel the gun kick, period, until he outgrows this current malady that has possessed him. I will start with 85 grainers and work up to 100. We use rests or field bipods so weight is not much of an issue.

I do not want to drop down in caliber any lower than this and would consider the 260 or 7'08 except they are quite close to the 308 in most bullet weights. Plus, I will sell the 243 eventually as it was never in my plans until just now. It seems ammo for 243 is much easier and cheaper than either the 260 or the 7' 08. What I would really like to buy him is a 300 WSM or 270 WSM so I could try one of those for myself. Oh well.

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#574757 - 01/21/08 08:15 PM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: TNRAMBLINGMAN]
smstone22
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If you reload maybe you could lessen up on the load a bit and load a smaller bullet? I tihnk mrbig did that for his boy 308.
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#574993 - 01/21/08 10:01 PM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: smstone22]
MsuFinProf
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Any interest in this...it's a 7-08 and HEAVY...soaks up a lot of recoil. Rem 721 action, SS reverse taper barrel, currently a single shot but mag box could be added, no safety, LIGHT (16 oz) trigger pull. Would have to probably add safety and up the trigger pull for a young hunter.

I also have a 300WSM for sale for you if interested.


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#575137 - 01/21/08 11:48 PM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: MsuFinProf]
Tikkabuck
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Dang thats a nice looking rig,why you selling it?
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#575203 - 01/22/08 02:53 AM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: Tikkabuck]
MsuFinProf
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Thanks for the nice words. Don't have to sell it. Just raising funds for another project and thought I would offer it up to see if he was interesed.
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The leaves yellow on the cottonwoods
Leaves floating on the trout streams
And above the hills
The high blue windless skies
Now he will be a part of them forever

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#576129 - 01/22/08 04:30 PM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: MsuFinProf]
TNRAMBLINGMAN
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Replies much appreciated. The 7-08 looks great but for now I am focusing on 243.
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#576371 - 01/22/08 07:00 PM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: ]
remke
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that sure is a purdy riffle
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#576493 - 01/22/08 07:44 PM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: remke]
Buckblaster
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I got a .243 handi rifle youth model if you are interested.
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#617129 - 02/15/08 10:06 PM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: TNRAMBLINGMAN]
stilllookin
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I've got a savage model 110 I'd be interested in trading on.
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#617147 - 02/15/08 10:19 PM Re: Looking for heavy 243 OR will trade 308 for 243 [Re: stilllookin]
Kimberman
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If you have an Encore frame I might let my 243 barrel go.
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