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Old 06-11-2016, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Wanting a 243 - Which one ?

I'm wanting a 243, just because, but, don't know from what manufacturer.

I'm wanting a nice rifle that I can pass along to the kids one day, and, something that will hold its resale value.

I don't own, have never shot, or have ever held a Tikka, but I like the look, design, and all the positive reviews.

What's y'alls take ? Tikka, Rem 700, Win 70? I think I want a wooden or laminate stock, something "pretty."
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:39 PM   #2
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Remmy 700 BDL. Savage makes nice rifles too IMO


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Old 06-11-2016, 11:00 PM   #3
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I vote Savage.
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:01 PM   #4
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Tikka's have a good reputation as well.
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:05 PM   #5
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Winchester Super Grade. Accurate and a fine looking rifle.
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:07 PM   #6
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Rem. 700. Very accurate, killed the mule deer in my avatar with it at a little over 200 yards.
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:08 PM   #7
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Savage, Tikka, Remington in that order


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Old 06-11-2016, 11:51 PM   #8
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Strongly consider a Browning or Sako
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:08 AM   #9
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I have a Sako A7 and I love it.


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Old 06-12-2016, 12:10 AM   #10
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I have a new win mod 70 ultra weight it is awesome.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:53 AM   #11
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Ruger Precision Rifle
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:08 AM   #12
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Tikka gets my vote

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Old 06-12-2016, 08:09 AM   #13
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I have a 700 CDL that is a sweet shooter and will be my lefty daughter's one day


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Old 06-12-2016, 08:18 AM   #14
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I would look into a Cooper or Sako for a nice rifle that will hold it's value and something to pass on to the children.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:21 AM   #15
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I'm a big fan of weatherby rifles.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:28 AM   #16
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I have a Remington 700 and Winchester featherweight 70 and love them both. That being said I bought an inexpensive Savage youth model for my grandkids and it is the most accurate of the three.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:07 AM   #17
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For a beautiful gun to be proud of and passed down, I'd say Cooper, Kimber or Weatherby Mark V. Any of them are treasures to be proud of.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:13 AM   #18
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:45 AM   #19
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If you're not gonna throw bunch of aftermarket stuff on it then a Tikka in laminate would be awesome. I have the T3 Lite Syn. Stock .270. Very accurate rifle as well as all their other Tikka's are.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:55 AM   #20
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:22 AM   #21
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You can't go wrong with the three mentioned in the op. Just put those names in a hat and draw.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:30 AM   #22
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All good suggestions above. Knowing your budget would belp.

If it's something to pass down, I'd suggest wood or a quality composite stock and stainless.

I'd look at the 700 cdl or savage model 10 classic. Next would be a Tikka or A7 with upgraded b and c stock but that would still leave you with some plastic parts....not sure if you'd want that for an heirloom rifle.

Next up would be a sako 85 and then a Cooper....you're now in the low to mid $2k range. Plenty others but that's a great start. Should also throw a browning and winchester on that list, they're both a little more than a 700 or model 10.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:27 AM   #23
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For something to pass down to the kids, Sako or vintage Winchester, Browning or Weatherby. For something that shoots out-of-the-box and needs nothing, Tikka.

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Old 06-20-2016, 12:22 PM   #24
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my Mod 70 featherweight has served me very well over the years, something ill definitely pass down
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:31 PM   #25
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I have a Savage and it is my go to Hill Country deer rifle.
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:34 PM   #26
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You can't go wrong with the three mentioned in the op. Just put those names in a hat and draw.
Yep What Bowyer says ^^^^^
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:46 PM   #27
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Ruger Precision Rifle
^^^^ these are freaking sweeeet!! I have a tikka 223 that is the smoothest bolt I have ever touched in my life absolutely amazing. Its accurate day in day out all day. Went prairie dog hunting with it that barrel went from cool to HOT and all in between through out the day and was on point all day. I have shot junk up to high end ammo through it of all grain weights and its never disappointed. Savage makes a quality gun as well. I would tend to lean away from a Remington 700 and maybe savage dang good guns but resale probably not that great especially when there in ever single gun cabinet/safe in the country. The most high end 700 or savage could be different. The Winchester model 70 sako and other nice wood stocked rifles that are seen a little less frequent are great guns and may have a little more value down the line.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:14 PM   #28
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I have a savage and a Rem adl with wood stocks.
Love them both. Both were cut down for the kids.
And new pads added. 95 grain federal fusions.
Started with 80 corelokts. Both shoot well in our guns.
Both are lifetime guns that are not expensive, but well made.
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:18 AM   #29
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I would snag a Win 70 CRF. I've got a Classic Sporter in 25-06 with a mint wooden factory stock that was passed down to me and will be passed down to my kids. The thing shoots better than I can and I've only added a Bell & Carlson thumbhole stock so I would actually take it out of the safe and hunt with it. No way I would take it hunting with the factory stock, I was too scared I'd accidentally ding it up. I've pondered many times of customizing it, but can't bring myself to do it.

I'd go:
1. Win 70 Control Round Feed
2. Rem 700 BDL or CDL
3. Tikka - I'm not taking anything away from the Tikka, I just don't think their wooden stocks look as good as the first two.
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:23 AM   #30
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Every rifle I own is a Remington...except for my new Savage. I like the Savage a lot!
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:24 AM   #31
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My 1st deer rifle when I was a boy is still my favorite rifle and my son will be shooting it in a few years. It's a youth model Remington Model 7 and it is unbelievable accurate. I can't even begin to count the number of animals it's laid to rest in the last 21 years.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:36 AM   #32
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I think I would look at a Winchester Featherweight (one that has CRF) for a rifle in that caliber that I wanted to pass down.
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:58 PM   #33
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Pre 64 Model 70 Winchester. It'll never go out of style.
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Old 06-22-2016, 06:05 PM   #34
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I have a 1983 Remington Model 7 that nobody will get until I'm gone and it's being left to my son. 18 1/2" barrel. Under 7 pds. Light recoil.

I also liked the Win Featherweight when I was buying it.

Those would be my vote.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:13 PM   #35
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If I am buying a remington it is for the action to build something out of other than the zillion parts you can get for them they do nothing for me.

If I am buying for looks and heirloom value it would go to the riflemans rifle, the win model 70, if your wanting really pretty look into to the 150th anniversary edition they are making this year, gorgeous rifles. Or slight step down the super grade. But if you are wanting a rifle they can hunt with and not feel bad about it but still look sharp and is functional the feather weight or in .243 the featherweight compact would be about perfect.

Tikkas are nice but just don't see them being an heirloom, more of a tool than anything.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:23 PM   #36
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I've got a .243 Remington 600 Mohawk that I've had for 30yrs and will be passing it down the family line and it still gets used every year and looks nice.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:11 AM   #37
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Personally, I built my oldest daughter a 7mm-08 on a Remington model 7 action with a Pac nor barrel and a Boyds laminate stock.
I bought my middle daughter a lh youth Mod 700 Rem that I will have rebarreled and set in a Boyds stock when she stops growing.
I bought the boy a mod 700 CDL a while before he was even remotely big enough to shoot it, because I got it cheap.
I'm a Remington guy, I guess.
The Tikkas and Sakos look really nice, though.
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:24 AM   #38
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My middle daughter's rifle is just plain with a black plastic stock for now.
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:45 PM   #39
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Remington 700. Got it in a .243, .270 and a .300 Win. Mag. They are not terribly expensive but will do anything you ask them to do provided you do your part as well.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:16 PM   #40
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Love my Savage model 14 Euro Classic in 243
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:27 PM   #41
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Get an older 700 bdl
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sako in my book for passing down to the kids, or a nice 700 cdl. for beating up/hunting tikka lite will be my next purchase

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Old 06-26-2016, 07:06 AM   #43
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Remington sure does NOT build a rifle that they used too.... The actions are still great if your looking for a build action but I wouldn't have one to shoot as factory. Out of the box most accurate IMO is the Savage for a lower price point, tikka for mid range and Cooper if you have the dough to spend. If you really want the ultimate TOP of the line ... Proof Research

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Old 07-01-2016, 12:19 AM   #44
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Ruger American predator!!!!

Every single Ruger American predator I have seen shoots under 1/2 moa with a factory ammo!!!

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Old 07-01-2016, 11:10 AM   #45
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Tikka/WbyS2 or a great value is the Ruger American.

In that order unless you're interested in moving up to spending $1,000+ on just the gun.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:21 AM   #46
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Tikka placed in a B&C medalist for best bang for your buck. Love the action, trigger, and accuracy. Sako if your wanting a showpiece to pass down.

I sold a barrel load of ruger's, Remington's, savages, winchesters, and a Howa, and have moved to only Tikkas to suit my needs.
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