Here's a .243 from the Savage custom shop that was made for "ranges from 100-300 for yotes, varmints and maybe for deer."
24 inch "magnum weight" barrel, and one of Savage's thumb-hole stocks. The accutrigger is adjusted for 1.5 pounds.
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Five shots at 100 yards.
Load I found works best:
70 grn Nosler ballistic tip
47 grains H4350
3450 fps from the 24" barrel
Federal Brass, Winchester WLR primers
Fugly? - I don't think so.
- But that's just me.
It weighs ten pounds with the Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 side-focus BDC scope, so it would be a poor choice as a mountain rifle, or for shooting without a bipod or rest.
Shooting it while up on your hind legs is a real challenge, to say the least!
If you are laying down, in a stand, or on the bench though, it is a real pleasure to shoot.