Well chuffed that my FAC will be here before the weekend, so I can go shopping at the Game Fair this weekend at Newark.
Few questions for you lot with a bit more knowledge than me,
I've put down for
I have my first Deer Stalk booked for next month and wanted to try and get a .243 for then, been looking around at a few. Do I get one second hand, seen a Browning A Bolt Hunter S/H, but also looked at new Savage Arms Edge, Howa 1500 Black and I really like the Browning X Bolt Stainless Fluted, but don't think I can stretch to that yet.
Can you guys give me any advice on these .243's or others that will fit the bill, do I go for it and try and get a nice gun, or get something cheap to use and then upgrade?
I was also planning on getting a .222 and a .17hmr and then later on the .22lr, but again not sure which? with the HMR I have been told to get a new one, as the rounds wear the barrels? If I was to look at a s/h one when looking down the barrels what do you look for, is it marks and pitting like in a shot guns, or harder to see spot because of the spirals?
Also what sounds mods for the above and scope would you put on what, if you could give me ideas of prices as well, that would be great.
Hope I haven't come across as a complete numpty on this subject but thought I'd ask for some real experience in the buying of rifles, I've got plenty of experience with shotguns, but new to rifles.