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    I what another rifle. What Cal

    Hi Guy/Ladies

    i am going to be looking for another rifle.
    i want 2 rifles just in case something happens to one. so i have a back.

    i have .243 at the moment. i use it for everything in the UK. i think it is a great round.

    i still want something that will shoot a red but no point me having another .243

    what cal should i be looking at and why

    Cheers

    Alan

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    30-06
    because it a 30-06

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    I would go .308 - great caliber IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan413 View Post
    Hi Guy/Ladies

    i am going to be looking for another rifle.
    i want 2 rifles just in case something happens to one. so i have a back.

    i have .243 at the moment. i use it for everything in the UK. i think it is a great round.

    i still want something that will shoot a red but no point me having another .243

    what cal should i be looking at and why

    Cheers

    Alan

    why not? If its done you to date you clearly like them
    If you want bigger get bigger
    you will get 1000 answers to that question and no proof other than people have their own preferences

    if you can justify another rifle (as a back up won't wash with the FEO I imagine) then find one that fits, shoots the bullet weight you are after and can be fed a reliable source of ammo/bullets/components

    is it likely to just sit as a back up or will you be thinking of using it on anything in particular?
    Do you reload?

    personally I have smaller and larger than the .243
    small deer and fox -.222
    big deer - .270
    bigger deer and hoodie crows - 300wm

    they all do the job

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    Personally I’d go .30-’06 or 7x64
    "He who drags the deer has the last laugh (mainly because he has to get his breath back)"

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    After the recent thread about the 7x64 that or the 280 Remington might be a good idea although the 270 Winchester is never a bad choice in my humblle opinion.

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    I have 6.5x55mm and .308, so will promote both of those as a second rifle.
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    i do like the 243 it stops everthing in the uk in its tracks.
    but a change to something different does not do any harm

    i have the reloading kit all there and ready to go. just need to pull my finger out and learn.

    i have been told to have a look at a 280 AI

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