This is my first Remington, my previous have been Ruger M77, Browning A-bolt and a Styer Pro-Hunter. I chose the Rem. 700 SPS Buckmasters Edition "Young Bucks" in a .243. I have to say that this rifle has the best feel and comfort than my previos rifles. I mounted a Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40.
That's exactly why I chose a .243 for South Texas Whitetail. I wanted an everyday rifle to use, most shots will be about 100 yards or less. Later I want to get a .308 for long range target shooting, 300+ yards but I need lots of practice before I get to that level.
Lately I have been practicing with my Marlin 60 but have not had much success at 50 yards, I have been getting poor grouping thats if I even get close to the bullseye. I bought my used model 60 about 8 years ago and its an '83 model, I got it for a great price but I never thought to look inside the barrel to see what it looks like. I will be doing that soon cause I know I am not that bad of a shooter. I have tried different ammo but getting same results. I just recently bought a Rem. 597 from my brother-in-law for $100. It is only 2 months old and has had problems with it from day one. I found that it was missing the extractor and thats what was causing all of the FTE's. I will be calling Remington this week for replacement parts. If I can't group with this .22 then it has to be me not shooting correctly.
Yea I may start out with this one once i get the 100 yard down. My next to get is a Walther P22 then a Remington 870, after that I want to look into getting a custom rifle in a .308, nothing too fancy at first but something that I can customize.
We have killed feral hogs out to 340+ yards with the .243 and 100 gr. bullets. It is a great caliber. The recoil is light and the round is accurate. It has all you need in a deer hunting rifle with proper shot placement. With light weight bullets it also makes a great varmint round.