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What's a good, dependable, and not too expensive 243. rifle? Do most of these rifles come with a good scope?

Question by AKSteveS. Uploaded on November 10, 2012

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

the majority of good quality rifles are not going to come with a good quality scope. they want you to have to buy that separately

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I purchased a CVA Scout chambered in .243 a few weeks back for my GF. To date, she had dropped 3 does with it, all with 1 shot kills. She LOVES IT! It retails for somewhere around $250, and if you put a Nikon Prostaff scope on it you're looking at another $130 or so...box of ammo another $20, and a sling another $15. When all is said and done, you should come out of the deal spending maybe around $450 and have a quality firearm!

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

You can buy a Stevens 200 made by Savage (my Son and Son-in-law both have one and they shoot great) and then put the new designed Nikon Prostaff scope on it and have a first rate deer or varmit rifle. There are much more expensive rifles and scopes but this setup will do you fine.

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from Gilltheman wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

New England Firearms "Handi Rifle". This is a single shot break down rifle with a shell ejector. They may have a scope if bought at a pawn shop.

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from AKSteveS wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Thanks Bioguy01!dumb question, but what is a CVA Scout? thanks again

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

no scope that comes with a rifle will be of any quality, thats just a fact. go out and purchase your scope separately. as far as rifles go, i havent been looking at any recently so i cant quote any prices, but anything like a rem 700 or a new winchester model 70 would be decent rifles. you can look at savage i suppose. they are cheap, and very accurate, but the accuracy is about all your gonna get out of wanna those. i have heard of some quality problems after you put a lot of rounds through one. so if you plan on just sighting it in before deer season and hunting with it and not shooting it all the time that may be a route you could go.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

AKSteveS - Here's the website: www.cva.com/Scout-Rifle-from-CVA.php

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from nrbw54 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Any of the Mossberg bolt action rifles are fantastic values. I have the ATR in .308 and will be buying one in .243 in the near future. I got the scoped version, but after fighting with the stock scope for one season I bought a Nikon, now I couldn't ask for a better rifle for right at or below $300.

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

HOWA 1500

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I purchased a CVA Scout chambered in .243 a few weeks back for my GF. To date, she had dropped 3 does with it, all with 1 shot kills. She LOVES IT! It retails for somewhere around $250, and if you put a Nikon Prostaff scope on it you're looking at another $130 or so...box of ammo another $20, and a sling another $15. When all is said and done, you should come out of the deal spending maybe around $450 and have a quality firearm!

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

You can buy a Stevens 200 made by Savage (my Son and Son-in-law both have one and they shoot great) and then put the new designed Nikon Prostaff scope on it and have a first rate deer or varmit rifle. There are much more expensive rifles and scopes but this setup will do you fine.

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from Gilltheman wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

New England Firearms "Handi Rifle". This is a single shot break down rifle with a shell ejector. They may have a scope if bought at a pawn shop.

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from nrbw54 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Any of the Mossberg bolt action rifles are fantastic values. I have the ATR in .308 and will be buying one in .243 in the near future. I got the scoped version, but after fighting with the stock scope for one season I bought a Nikon, now I couldn't ask for a better rifle for right at or below $300.

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

HOWA 1500

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

the majority of good quality rifles are not going to come with a good quality scope. they want you to have to buy that separately

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from AKSteveS wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Thanks Bioguy01!dumb question, but what is a CVA Scout? thanks again

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

no scope that comes with a rifle will be of any quality, thats just a fact. go out and purchase your scope separately. as far as rifles go, i havent been looking at any recently so i cant quote any prices, but anything like a rem 700 or a new winchester model 70 would be decent rifles. you can look at savage i suppose. they are cheap, and very accurate, but the accuracy is about all your gonna get out of wanna those. i have heard of some quality problems after you put a lot of rounds through one. so if you plan on just sighting it in before deer season and hunting with it and not shooting it all the time that may be a route you could go.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

AKSteveS - Here's the website: www.cva.com/Scout-Rifle-from-CVA.php

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