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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012, 10:55:25 PM »
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.243 for pigs, a .22 Magnum for the smaller variety of Aussie pests & a 12 gauge shotgun.

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2012, 10:56:24 PM »
Jordo,

Whereabouts are you located?

Next time you go deer shooting, could I get some venison off you if you can spare some. I assume they are hanged for a few days.

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 06:34:57 AM »
Bondy , old 303's are still around , just goooogle "used rifles for sale" and select 'pages from australia.
Only thing though , lve seen a 'blown' 303 action that had failed. They are a good action , but nowhere near as good as a Mauser action rifle.
The Mauser action is what most modern bolt actions are based on.
Older rifles [pre 1985?] had 'forged' actions. these are the strongest. Many 'modern' bolt actions are 'investment cast' actions , and they are rated less because of this. Though , with using sensible , normal loads you will have no trouble at all.
Most big bore hunters/target shooters etc use mauser actions with new barrels etc.
lf you want a good , relaible , knock around deer/pig/goat rifle its hard to go past a Swedish Mauser with a scope. Or a 243 :)
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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2012, 09:56:33 AM »
Barney,

Thanks mate, I appreciate your knowledge and assistance. I am looking for an all rounder, just not keen to be carrying or buying different rifles for different targets simultaneously.

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2013, 11:42:16 AM »
Mate you want a flat trajectory with enough grunt to knock over pigs and deer ,

I have shot miles of pigs and deer with a .243 and 80 grain slugs , i used to prefer the 80s shot way flatter than the 100 grainers , cant remember ever losing a deer wounded with them

Back then only 80 and 100 avail in factory loads , not sure these days

The .243 is easy and mild to shoot , short stubby round compared to .270 ,25/06 ,30/06 etc

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2013, 08:27:41 AM »
If you are only going to have one gun, 243 is possibly the best choice
 Ammo is available everywhere, at good prices. Get one in a modern sporter weight, and it is going to last forever
You can load light flat shooting varmint getters, or load heavy for stopping power

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2013, 09:51:34 PM »
Thanks guys,

How much does it cost these days for a 243?

What make / brand of rifle is the 243?

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2013, 09:22:22 AM »
Just about every maker of rifles make a .243 .

now its just a matter of what brand of rifle you want . personally i would stick with european makes even tho some are made in USA now like CZ they are still good with keeping the fundimentals.

American brand rifles like remington and hower are just average in my eyes

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2013, 10:33:11 AM »
243 is a calibre, the parent case is 308. (.243 is 6mm in metric)
 The family of calibres formed from the 308 are, 22-250, 243, 260, 7mm 08
It is available in most of the brands, it is one of the most popular calibres, very accurate and very flat shooting
 Have a look at all the brands, there is something available to suit your budget
Dont write off Howa, very good value for money gun. Nothing wrong with Japanese made

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2013, 10:40:52 PM »
Thanks people,

Much appreciated, I'll look into it when I can.

Cheers, Bondy

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2013, 07:35:17 PM »
303-25 best all round gun for accuracy and hitting power, good for rabbits too skins and guts them in one shot lol

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2013, 08:08:09 PM »
Wouldnt say the .303-25 is known for accuracy but anythings possible with time and work

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2013, 07:50:10 PM »
Go the 243 mate you can't beat them for all 'round performance and if you hand load it will bring out a few other options. Beg to differ on the 22/250 it is actually based on the 250/3000 case. I had one when they were still a wildcat cartridge and we had to buy the 3000 cases and neck them down. The 257 Roberts was also a great cartridge, I had one re-chambered to the Ackley or improved version. Dead right about the Mauser 98 action great bit of hardware. The 22Hornet was also great for foxes and even bunnies if you could get a head shot. Mine was a Brno with double set triggers. Ahhh memories.
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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2013, 07:54:57 PM »
Flat or round bolt handle JD ?

I have dads .22 hornet Bruno Fox Mod 2 ... its a laser to 200 yards with a 35gr V-max... Maybe 1/4 inch drop if that.

The projectiles construction makes up for the lighter weight as they don't leave much to the imagination on impact

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Re: Best Rifle
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2013, 08:00:02 PM »
How you find the vmax?

 

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