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Old November 30th, 2016, 04:47 PM   #1
 
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Talking Been looking for a Bolt Action .243 Win.

Hey guys I came across a very nice Interarms Mark X I think or mark 4 Bolt Action .243 Win. has a very nice walnut stock Monte Carlo design with a mild cheek piece. It has a brand new Nikon Pro-Staff 3-9x40 scope on it. Before looking at this rifle I made up a dummy .243 shell no primer or powder but full length resized and trimmed and I seated a 100 grain bullet. I met the seller and looked his rifle over I have found that Christmas season is a really great time to pick up nice used firearms because the sellers need the cash for Xmas etc. Well all looked great on this rifle I chambered my dummy round with no problems the action and barrel looks great as well. The asking price was $400.00 I sent the seller a text last night and he sent me a reply at 3:00 am! Well I was able to talk the seller down to $300.00 for this rifle. I must say that I am thrilled with this beauty it looks to have a 24 inch barrel beautiful bluing and it has a steel trigger guard and hinged floor plate a basic Mauser 98 design. I cleaned it all up when I got it home first thing I did was take off the cheap Weaver style scope rings and install a original Steel Weaver Scope rings back on it. I got the scope all mounted and bore sighted it tonight in my back yard using my Cabela's Bore sighter. So I will get some pictures posted now I need to go out and sight this rifle in!!



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Congrats on your new purchase.
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I guess I'm kind of a Mauser nut.
My favorite rifle is a 243 built on an commercial FN Mauser action. The Mark X were always a bargain. You just can't go wrong with a 98.

Good luck with one of the best bolt actions ever built.

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Tested & accepted since 1898. Battle tested but real nice sporter compliant.

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I remember those JC Higgins Mauser action bolt rifles being really nice rifles top quality. Kicking myself for selling my first bolt action .270 years ago a Parker Hale very beautiful rifle! Right now been thinking of changing the Nikon Pro/Staff scope out for another Nikon Pro/Staff but one with the BDC rectical on it to use for the long range targets. I probably would have just used my pre 64 Win. mod. 70 .270 instead but my son in law wanted to try a .243! Our bullet order came in from Midway USA. So we are working at it!!!
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Tested & accepted since 1898. Battle tested but real nice sporter compliant.

Just a FYI;
The trigger mechanism/trigger guard is different on the Sears guns, compared to the regular FN commercial or military actions.

Another great source is Firearms International Mausers.
FN actions Sako triggers.
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Congrats on your 243 purchase. That is my favorite caliber (mine being a Savage Mod 10). Some write about the puny ballistics of the 243 but mine has a total of 6 deer and one feral hog all one shot DRTs using Rem/Fed/Win 100gr soft point. Shoots so good with factory that even though I am setup to reload for it, I just never have. I think you will find that the 243 is really underrated.. Could be though that our critters around here haven't discovered Kevalar.
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I have hunted with a .243 for years, my Remington Model 760 pump action .243 was a beautiful rifle. But injuries to my left arm & shoulder made it hard for me to cycle the action. Nothing wrong with the rifle but my Remington Model 7600 .270 totally a different! Must be the 4 locking lugs vs 9 in the 760. A much simpler, stronger design & smoother. I don't have this problem with my Remington 7600 .270!! So my Remington 760 is in Pa. I really lucked out with the Intetarms Mark X got it for $300.00. I had to buy a set of Weaver offset scope rings for it. I had to move the scope back a tad to get the eye relief that I need. The trigger pull was ok I bought a nice leather slip on lace up recoil pad my Marlin 30-30 also has the same recoil pad they tame the recoil great. Already have some Hornady 100 grain interlock bullets reloaded with IMR 4831 powder. Plus the son in law had some steel targets & a device called the lead sled. So the long range shooting is getting closer. Tomorrow I am getting a really good deal on H 4831 powder!!!
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Do love the .243, in fact after sighting in a buddy of mine's .243 after installing a scope with Leopold mounts on a 98, I just had to buy one myself. Got a Savage Model 10, and using reloads with Sierra 80grn. SBT was able to shoot 5 shot groups MOA with 3 rounds touching first time out.
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I am also a member of the .243 club. I have had one since the mid '60s, a model 70 and just got a No.1V . Killed a number of deer and a few Antelope with the .243 100 gr. Nosler partition ( the old machined bullets) on top of some H4831.
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I have been using lately both IMR & H 4831 both powders seem to work very well. All of my deer loads of the past have been with a hornady 100 grain SPBT Interlock bullet with 43 grains of H-4831 good load!!!
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I'm running IMR 4166 in my 243 now with a 90 gr Speer Hot Core.
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technoman I just traded some .270 bullets for some Speer 90 grain "Deep Curl" Spitzer bullets. I built up a few reloads with again my favorite either IMR or H 4831 I have had good results with either powder.
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