http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/ Model: 16 FCSS .243 Win 1 in 9.25 twist stainless accustock accutrigger with Vortex Viper 2-7 x32 BDC in talley lightweight ringmounts.
Well I have been watching this rifle for about 3 months sitting on the shelf with the price discounted to $499.95 struggling with do I buy it or not. I like the build of the gun stainless synthetic light easy to carry 22 in barrel accustock accutrigger and a detachable magazine, but I have never had a .243 or any of those teeny calibers (below 30 cal) with the exception of .223 mostly AR type guns. So now I have it and today I picked up a set of dies but I am still not sure what load to start building or what ammo to try out, since I have never had a .243. Obviously the question would arrise what do you want to do with it and the truth is I have no idea other than shoot paper and an occasional coyote or whatever - think truck gun would be my best answer - just an all around rifle that I could polk a hole in something without so much risk of over penetration or ricochet. Note we dont get to hunt deer with rifles except late antlerless season, and I have plenty of real rifles for that, this is a play toy that I dont need but couldnt pass up and if they had one in 300 WM I would have been right at home but this was the last of the ones they had.
So are any of you shooting .243 if so what load or ammo do you like and how do you find that you use this caliber ?
Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - September/19/2010 at 18:36
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