I went looking for a rifle, one my grown daughter could shoot, looking for something in .243 caliber.
Found a Remington Model 700 ADL in .243 at the local Wally World. It has a black synthetic stock, a Rem 3-9x40 variable scope, and the only thing I had to purchase was the swivels and sling. Cost - $418 + tax.
Was that a good deal? Talked to a local gun shop who said to take it - - -
Oh, BTW, zeroed on a range in the back yard. Took 9 rounds to march the point of impact from in the dirt to the center of the target. Changed targets and put three rounds touching and pulled a fourth an inch to the left using Winchester 100 grain soft points.
Sounds good to me.I'm a big fan of .243's for deer.Low recoil equals more practice and they put 'em down.I'm taking a Win. model 70 and a Ruger M77 in .243 to the range today.Our Buck season opens Monday after thanksgiving.I was picked in a lottery for a flintlock hunt for deer on a waterfowl management area.I've carried it for two seasons,have yet to take a deer with it.In the .243's I like the remington core-lokts
sounds like a very good deal to me. Great caliber choice for your daughter too. :thumbup:
You did well. Congrats. Hopefully the daughter has many years of success.
Thanks guys for the response. Thought that pricetag was too good to pass up.
Taking it out this afternoon to see if it does what it's supposed to -- put meat in the freezer.
The Rem 700 ADL and SPS are fine rifles
The scope that they bundle in with the rifle is garbage but the rifle is a good one. The Rem 710 and 770 models are not something you want to pay money for. Any of the Rem 700 versions are worth the price of admition. I would try to replace the scope next year with either a Redfield or a Nikon. The rifle will last a lifetime it deserves a quality scope on it.
I have a couple 243s but my favorite is my old remington 760 gamemaster pump 243. I love it. I put the new redfield revenge 3x9x40 on it last year and I dropped my 300lb mulie dead in his tracks with it. I also just bought that 700adl in 308 and changed to scope and i love the gun. alot of bang for the buck!
That's a superb price for a Remington 700. Yea, stay away from the cheapo-lineup of 710's, etc. Glad you grabbed that one!
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