Originally Posted by Gatoragn
Since a 243 is a necked down 308, I would find a lighter rifle in 308. If you could swing a Browning X Bolt in 308 or even 7mm08, you would not regret it.
I, too, prefer the .308. But there's nothing wrong with the .243.
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