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Old 01-15-2013, 11:29 AM
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Default 223 or 243

I want to buy a rifle for my daughter. Hunting deer and boar, which would be the better rifle?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:35 AM
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:37 AM
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Try the centerfire section, this is rimfire section You will get better answers there.
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.243! you might actually be able to find ammo for it now too.
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Old 01-15-2013, 3:39 PM
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.243! you might actually be able to find ammo for it now too.
.243 is a better hunting round.
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Old 01-15-2013, 4:46 PM
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Look at the game regs where you intend to hunt. Many states do not allow the .223/5.56 to be used for hunting deer and other game

If the .223 is not allowed this will help with your selection.

The .243 is a great round. If you reload you might also look at the .270

Load it down and use a lighter bullet. As your child gets older, you can load heavier bullets and closer to max loads.
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