Alrighty guys, I'm dead set on getting a Tikka T3 for my next rifle. This will be my first high powered, and i won't really use it for much besides coyote and fox.
Here's the link to gun for specs and stuff, I would be getting the T3 Super Varmint.
However i'm torn over what cartridge i want for it. I'm currently considering .243, 6.5 Swede, or .260. I want something flat shooting that can also do considerably well out to about 500 yards, with occaisonal shots out to 700 yards. I also want something that wont destroy pelts too much. If i shoot the bigger 6.5 id prolly use FMJs just to save some damage.
I'm more familiar with the .243 since i shoot my dads R700 all the time and love it for coyote. I love how flat it shoots and can comfortably take a coyote at 500 yards with a 250 zero.
I havent heard much about the 6.5 swede except that its extremely touted in europe as an extremely accurate bullet, from what i hear out to 1300 yards.
I dont know much about the .260 either, but it sounds like it would be about the same as the Swede.