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    New rifle

    looking to get my first .243 and have had a bit of a look on guntrader etc, but am looking for some advice. i have around 600 - 650 to spend on a one. i was thinking a tikka t3 or a CZ550 american? any help appreciated.

    cheers

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    I would immediately rule out the CZ - it is a very nice rifle, but not in the 243. It has a long, heavy action that is well suited to long cartridges like the 30-06, but poorly suited to a cartridge like the 243. The T3 is also actually just a long action, but it has a much lighter and more compact action so is a better option. If you like the mauser-type action of the CZ (which i do) than Ruger Hawkeye and Winchester M70 are probably your best bet. The Hawkeye is an awful lot of gun for the money these days, and produces fine accuracy.

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    I have a T3 and love it - never any regrets buying it - my first rifle was a CZ and we never bonded.

    I assume the 600 - 650 is for the rifle only and you have >300 for glass?

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    thanks for the comments. yes that is for the rifle and i have the zeiss duralyt in mind for a scope.

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    As most folks on here will know all 3 of my rifles are CZ,s the 243 is very robust,has pretty wood and it shoots like a laser. Its great value for the money.
    Tusker.

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    Hi,

    I recently got a new Remington 700 .243. It is an excellent work rifle and cost 650. Cant go wrong.

    HH

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotguntom View Post
    looking to get my first .243 and have had a bit of a look on guntrader etc, but am looking for some advice. i have around 600 - 650 to spend on a one. i was thinking a tikka t3 or a CZ550 american? any help appreciated.

    cheers
    Get the tikka t3 best value gun around that price by a long shot mat loads of aftermarket upgrades available as well ,I've just ordered a left handed t3 myself can't wait...
    Last edited by MONGOOSE; 29-03-2012 at 21:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGOOSE View Post
    Get the tikka t3 best value gun around that price by a long shot mat loads of aftermarket upgrades available as well ,I've just ordered a left handed t3 myself can't wait...
    +1 ive a tikka 243 and love it,can't go wrong

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    tikka or sako

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotguntom View Post
    looking to get my first .243 and have had a bit of a look on guntrader etc, but am looking for some advice. i have around 600 - 650 to spend on a one. i was thinking a tikka t3 or a CZ550 american? any help appreciated.

    cheers
    Cheap tikka t3 .243 on gunstar bargain at 500 snap it up ASAP

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