.243 or .308?

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by BlackEagle, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Finally decided, and it arrived today.
    Browning BLR in .243. It came with a Redfield 9-16 scope and extra mag. I'm happy; eager to try it out.

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  2. CCHolderinMaine

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    Gratz!
  3. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    nice lookin gun!
  4. Plinked

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    Congrats
    Be sure to post up your shooting results
  5. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Active Member

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    Beautiful gun. Should be a perfect combo with that 16x scope. .243 is a pretty versatile round. Great for varmints/small game with the lighter bullets, fine deer rifle with heavier rounds, and you can shoot all day without damaging your shoulder.
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    Beautiful gun. Always had a soft spot for lever actions. Never a bad day when you can add one to the family...Congrats.
  7. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, guys;

    Range report when I can get out to sight it in and shoot it.
  8. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Got out to the range finally; was able to sight in my new (to me) BLR.

    After that, precision...

    This is using factory Sako 90 gr Speedhead at 100 yards

    First string of 4:
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    Second:
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    Third. Barrel is warming up; group scattering--that's my theory, anyway.
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    I'm reasonably happy with the results; once I get my die set and other bits I'll start developing loads.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2012