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Is it cheaper to buy a .243 WIN Rifle or to build one? I don't care about how much work it takes.

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  • DakotaMan
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    You can buy a good used rifle for what a gunsmith will charge to install a barrel or do any stock work.Hhack's prices look better than most to me so you might have to spend even more. cddn has a nice Howa 1500 for $330 and there is no way you will build such an accurate rifle for that. Building a rifle is still the way to go if you are interested in special chamberings or competitive accuracy. A used Savage is something to consider because you can easily install the barrel yourself.

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  • 357
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    doessn't get mu cheaper then a used savage.

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  • hhack
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    I have built a quite few rifles and had some built for me so I will run you through the cheapest estimate I can. Donor action-(used mauser already converted to a sporter)$250- barrel short chambered in 243 win Adams&Bennet or brownells-$100-Boyds laminated stock $70-barrel vise &action wrench rental $75 blue and stock finish $50 reamer rental $40, timney trigger $50. total of $635 and that would be you doing all the work yourself. You can buy alot of nice rifles in that price range that will probably be more accurate than what you just built.

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  • gator fan 2017
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    thank you

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  • Brock Holloway
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    some walmarts have the ruger american rifle for around
    $375.00 or you could get a remington m700 for around $430.

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  • Treestand
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    gatorFan2007: look for a New England Handy-Rifle in 243Win-Single Shot Rifle,New Under $375.00..Used $225.00
    or Rossi, Single Shot Rifle, $238.00(New) $170.00(Used)...Check out Gun Shows or Pawn Shops We have A Ton of Pawn Shops in Central Fla. You will need your Mom or Dad to buy it, and Go a "Background Check" at a $5.00 Cost.....Safe Shopping...Good Luck

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  • Treestand
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    Cheaper then buying one!Is for some one giving you one!

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  • Greenhead
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    With all of the good, bargain priced rifles on the market now, I can't imagine being able to build one cheaper. I would look at those, or the used rack.

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  • Is it cheaper to buy a .243 WIN Rifle or to build one? I don't care about how much work it takes.

    Is it cheaper to buy a .243 WIN Rifle or to build one? I don't care about how much work it takes.

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