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    Next setup

    Hi guys just after some opinions. I have a .243 howa with ase mod and nikkon 3-9x50 just wondering what rifle would be my next step. I use howa for muntjac fox and roe. Next rifle will be for big deer. So would need a bigger round.
    Last edited by dan71; 13-12-2014 at 15:05.

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    The list is endless, but there are plenty of .308's about and a good choice of ammo to suit. If you don't reload, I'd go with a .308.
    MS
    James (Jager SA) has a couple of nice ones and is now residing in Suffolk mostly.
    Last edited by Monkey Spanker; 13-12-2014 at 15:21.

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    308 is kind of what i was thinking. I dont re-load as i dont do enough shooting at the mo but when i have a bit more time i will be out lots! my flo said about 6.5x55 but as im fairly new to bigger rifles im just after info.

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    Have killed all the big British deer with a 243, why do you need to step up, it's called bullet placement, there again I have a 270 now and use it for everything 110ballistic tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan71 View Post
    308 is kind of what i was thinking. I dont re-load as i dont do enough shooting at the mo but when i have a bit more time i will be out lots! my flo said about 6.5x55 but as im fairly new to bigger rifles im just after info.
    If you want a second rifle, I'd not bother with 6.5x55 and go straight to a .30cal.

    The alternative is to sell the .243, and go with one rifle to do all, in which case 6.5x55mm, 7mm-08 or a .30cal would do the job. One rifle with one round will mean less to think about!
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
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    Shot placement is key. And a .243 will do the job. Its just another bit of kit to have. Its a bit like havig a 17hmr & a .22 rimmy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    Have killed all the big British deer with a 243, why do you need to step up, it's called bullet placement, there again I have a 270 now and use it for everything 110ballistic tips.
    Kind of say`s it all.....
    Why do people feel the need to step up to a bigger calibre?
    It`s called using your common sense..

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    Keep the .243 and enjoy or sell it and get a 6.5 x 55 I find the 6.5 nice to shoot or atleast it's nicer than the .308

    6.5 is still good for fox whereas do you really want to use a .308 as a deer and foxing gun

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    Im keeping the .243.

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