I have taken over 100 Texas whitetails with a 243. Most were inside of 150 yards. The 700 action is one of the favorites for the custom builders to base their rifles on, even the actions made currently. Though they have had some recalls in the past years, it is still a very good rifle for the caliber and the caliber will put a Texas whitetail in the freezer (or at least ready to be made into freezer meat) if you will do your part.
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