Originally Posted by Txhillbilly
Considering your location,You should find out what ammo will be easily available for you to purchase where you live.
It wouldn't do you any good to buy a caliber that ammo would be hard to get in Puerto Rico.
Since you say it will only be used for Target shooting,a 223 will probably be the most economical choice.It will shoot 250 yards easily,and with practice can shoot 500-600 yards.
A 243 or 7mm-08 would me my next choices.
Im considering the .223 but like you already said I will talk to the gun store to see what is more available. Usually I dont believe in sellers I had a bad experience, when I was starting was looking a scope for my Ruger 10/22 for30 to 50yrd and they show me a 8.5-25x50 and I considered it to much for my needs.
Hey axxe55 did your Marlin XS7VH in 223 was accurate out of the box?
A fellow recommend me a howa 1500, thats the first time a I hear about this rifle I cant find a lot of information about it in the internet, did someone have this rifle? and how good is?
I prefer a more comercially rifle with the intention of find pieces and modifications.