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Posted: 9/11/2010 9:06:44 AM EDT
I've been lurking for years now but never really have anything to contribute so I just observe and soak up info. But now I need some help

So I have had some good luck recently and am going to have a gift certificate to purchase a new gun, I need some advice.

Budget- up to $1500

I have 3 Ar-15's at the moment so I don't really want another one of those.

I have a Ruger Mk77 tactical in .243

I have an AK and an SKS also.

I also have a Sako .300H&H Magnum that my grandfather left me.

I was thinking about a Rem 700 in .308 but from all I've read my .243 is a flatter shooting cartridge anyway and I don't "need" another .30 caliber gun.

I'm Kind of limited in my choices due to the location that I'm working in.

Any thoughts?

The .243 can take deer with a heavier bullet and the H&H can take anything in North America. The .223 is what it is as well so as far as hunting goes my bases are pretty covered.

Any thoughts? I know its not much info on what I will be using it for but to tell you the truth I don't know, I just have this money to spend at the gun store and thought I'd ask for opinions.


Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:11:38 AM EDT
No shotgun?

Shotguns are fun as hell and since $1,500 is your budget, you can get anyone you want except for maybe some handmade over and under skeet/bird guns....

I bought a superblack eagle II about a month ago, I love it to death!
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:13:10 AM EDT
find yourself a good shotgun...Remington, Mosssberg, Beneli, etc...
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:18:49 AM EDT
Handguns?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:24:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chris0013:
find yourself a good shotgun...Remington, Mosssberg, Beneli, etc...


This. Don't forget the FN SLP line. You can get an nice home defense 870 and an FN SLP MKI for $1500 and have plenty of money left over for ammo and accessories.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:32:12 AM EDT
I was just thinking about a shotgun, I have a Hawthorne 20ga at my moms house, but another one might be a good idea. I have a kimber and a Glock 19 for handguns. I love to shoot birds but don't ever seem to get to go that much.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:33:35 AM EDT
There is alot you can do with a shotgun and it is relatively inexpensive to feed them/maintain them.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:38:55 AM EDT
243 is OK for deer in Texas out to about 250 yards,
IF you can put the bullet in the right place

<––- 152 yards standing dropped DRT

I limit myself to 200 since 95% of my shots will be in that range

308 can supply cheaer plinking ammo, mil sup
243 deer rounds are getting STUPID expensive
Mine are 30$ a box now up from 18 3 years ago

Shotgun is a big thing for a backup for what I saw as others have stated
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 10:17:37 AM EDT
Remington 700 in a 6mm or 6.5 caliber.

.243
6.5 creedmoor
.260
6.5 lapua
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 1:11:00 PM EDT
Get a benelli shotgun. They are lots of fun.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 1:23:04 PM EDT
Shotgun! Land a Mossberg 590 or 590A1!
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