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Due to the helpful advice and recommendations from people on this site, I have a CZ 452 in 22LR on order.  I was hoping I could ask a similar question with respect to a choice in a .243.  I would like to keep the rifle cost around $500-$800 if possible, as I will be spending a similar amount on a scope.

 

Given my price range, what would you recommend in the .243 caliber? I am primarily interested in build quality, accuracy and the "look".

 

Thanks.

 

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This is a gun I have always wanted

 

Stainless/walnut winchester 70 featherweight in 243, a little ove your budget though

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=82362548

 

How about one of the new TC Icons? 

Maybe an A-bolt?

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the tc icon isnt chambered in a .243 yet, so i would tell you weatherby vanguard sub moa or a savage, and of course you cant go wrong with the remington 700
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I already have an A-bolt shotgun and also a 30-.06.  I know of the capabilities.  Thanks.

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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

the tc icon isnt chambered in a .243 yet...

 

.243 is one of the initial calibers listed for the Icon in all the articles I've read about it.

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I really like the Rem Model 7 and 700 CDL, in the price range you gave.

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well thats news to me cause the article i read about it said they would chamber 25-06 .270 and 30-06 to start and follow with the 7mm magand 300mag to follow this fall, as per sept/oct rifleshooter magazine
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No, they are starting out with the short action first, because they are debuting their new cartridge, the .30TC.  The first series of Icons will be in .22-250, .243, .308, and .30TC.  Reread the article; they probably said the long action calibers were coming after their initial run of short actions.

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oops my bad i was seeing one thing and thinking another, i mean the s&w i bolt! sorry ted!
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the article i have on the icon is mar/apr rifleshooter and there isnt any mention of a long action
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www.cdnninvestments.com on their present catalog, on page 30, have a Steyr Prohunter in a 243 for 650, brand new.
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If you like your CZ, why not a 550?  Mauser action and priced right.  What more could you ask for?

 

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Ranburr -

The thought has certainly crossed my mind, and I may go that direction, but I wanted some other opinions before I make a decision.

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the 550 would be my gun of choice if i was going to go overboard with a new deer caliber and buy a .458 lott
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Originally posted by ND2000 ND2000 wrote:

Chavist93 -

I already have an A-bolt shotgun and also a 30-.06.  I know of the capabilities.  Thanks.

ND2000

 

Were you disappointed with the A-bolt's capabilities?  I shot my cousins once because he missed a couple of deer and

was blaming the rifle....... it wasn't the rifle!   It was awesome and I put it on my wish list.  I bought a BAR in .243 instead, and

I love that gun.  My son took his first deer with it last year and hopes to get his 2nd this Nov. 

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i have 2 abolts and my bro lin law has one and all three shoot exceptionally well.
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The Steyr Prohunter is the rifle.
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They claim the Savages really print, (heresay, I don't own 1) but you said the rifle needs "the Look", so you will probably rule out the Savage. If you plan on custom work (down the road) its pretty tough to beat a Rem. 700. Easy to get action trued/blueprinted, & tons of quality aftermarket parts available. If you go with the Remmy, and after you burn out the original barrels throat, just get a custom barrel blank and have a reputable 'smith chamber to your favorite choice of .308 boltface short action cartridges. 
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