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im looking to get a .243 heavy barrel!
 
anybody got any words of wisdom?
 
i do like remington but im open to buy any type of gun!
 
its got to be for a mix of hunting deer and shooting at the range!
 
hope to hear back alot on this!
 
thanks guys
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Advice......advice.........hmmmmmmmmmmm............Get a gym membership?
Those things get heavy after a long day in the woods :)
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Originally posted by Mike McDonald Mike McDonald wrote:

Advice......advice.........hmmmmmmmmmmm............Get a gym membership?
 
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im not worried about the that i hunt from a stand about 400 yrds from the road and tag out every year!! i dont do much walking during the hunting season! but thanks for the concern! lol i have been on some hikes with another heavy barrel b4 not some much fun
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The Remington is a great choice. If you can find an older VS with the 24" barrel you will have an excellent rifle for shooting from a stand. The newer Remy's have 26" tubes. The 24" balance so nice you have to actually compare to feel it. 
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I saw a Savage match rifle in .243 today at a gun show.  Really heavy barrel and an action that looked like a "custom".  Price was very reasonable too.  Very impressive.  Check out the, I think, Savage 12/FTR with target action.  It was on a table with "don't touch" signs (which really torques me off, but I blame the dealer, not the rifle) and the .243 was the most impressive looking of all.  REALLY heavy barrel, nice laminate stock.  It was TRULY an impressive looking rifle.  Price was really good too, had the accu-trigger.  Had there not been "do not touch" signs everywhere, I could tell you more about it.  I will be looking to Savage in the future.  
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Originally posted by bigpapa4045 bigpapa4045 wrote:

im looking to get a .243 heavy barrel!
 
anybody got any words of wisdom?
 
i do like remington but im open to buy any type of gun!
 
its got to be for a mix of hunting deer and shooting at the range!
 
hope to hear back alot on this!
 
thanks guys
.......................If you by chance think there is more accuracy in a heavier barrel and want one for that reason to hunt with and for range use, you might want to re-consider!
 
Here`s a good short video you should watch.
 
"shootingtimes.com"........."Video" section........"View all"..........click on "Accuracy Tips" and find the video.........."Accuracy in Rifles Barrels" with Boddington.
 
Unless you`re hunting varmits from a stationary position like from a truck hood with little hiking, a heavier barrel for any other type of hunting is not ideal, even from a stand. Heavier barreled rifles are all the more slower and more difficult to manuver and get into position. Leave the heavier stuff for the gym and enjoy your hunts with a lighter rifle.
 
My words of wisdom!
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I have a .243 laminated wood/handi rifle with a heavy barrel.That sucker is a truck gun,way too heavy to lug around in my opion..It shoots great though.
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Yes, I always see precision shooters on the line at the club with pencil thin shorties. Loco
The guy wants a heavy barrel rifle. Give him a choice there.


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Dude get the heavy barrel ,just don't put one of those stupid shell holders on the stock full of shells?  and pick a fairly light scope. Leave the bi pod off till needed and have fun.
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If your hunting from a stand I don't see why a heavy barrel would be a problem
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my dad has a win m70 xtr in a .243 with a bull barrel on it, my favorite coyote rifle too. nothing wrong with what you want. i think most of the big boys have something to offer you. i know remington offers something like that, i suspect that ruger svage and wby do as well. tikka probably has something for you to look at also.
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