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  • footballdude2k3

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    Alright, so I have shot a lot of pistols before, but I really want to start doing rifles and work my way up to 1000+yards.

    I wanted to start with 100-300, so I was thinking a marlin 60 .22lr, but everybody I know says that ammo can still be pretty hard to find and overpriced. So I thought I would come to you guys and try to get a ballpark of the prices for ammo right now.

    Also, what are some decent guns that can be accurate at longer ranges where the ammo is not going to break the bank?

    Thanks
     

    Dawico

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    Get a Savage with an accutrigger and heavy barrel in .223. That will get you to 600 accurately. If you need more then go with a .308.
     

    Vaquero

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    I'm gonna recommend a .243 Win.
    Savage would be a good choice.
    It'll hunt well too, for native game.
    Get good with it, then go .308 and lob some lead.
     

    Dawico

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    I'm gonna recommend a .243 Win.
    Savage would be a good choice.
    It'll hunt well too, for native game.
    Get good with it, then go .308 and lob some lead.

    I don't see the need to go from .243 to .308. Many competition shooters actually move the other direction.

    I just recommended .223 for cheap ammo and low recoil for a beginner.
     

    robertc1024

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    I like my .243. It's damn accurate. I know people who shoot them a lot burn out barrels - not my problem. Never put my paws on a .308.
     
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