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    Posted: 22 March 2021 at 10:42
A little back ground.
My Daughter, when she was 18 bought a Savage 243 package for under $200 that came with a 3X9 Bushnell. She used it for a few years and shot plenty of game but did not continue much after her first child, and never got back into it. SO I used it for years before my 6mm Rem. We developed two out standing loads for it, One for Varmints and one for deer. Varmint was varget and 75gr tsx, fast.
Think a catsup filled football. The Deer is a 85 gr speer and varget, respectable speed. We killed scads of deer and varmints with it. Her first daughter shot one then never hunted much after that. He second daughter AKA Little GD does not care for it much, it is to long and heave for her, but that's why we had reduced loads. Never worked well. 
But she was using it yesterday on gophers and P dogs.
So today I re-zeroed Daughters savage 243. Yesterday we were shooting very reduced loads for little GD, and I had it zeroed for them. Almost one complete turn up for 100 yards.
Anyway, I put it back for her deer loads, 85 gr speer. 
GD shoots her Uncle's 7.69x39 CZ till we get her Howa 6.5 Grendel going.
I went out today, with just my pack and range finder. 4 shots and I had it about 1/2 in high at 100.
Here is a target after zero. I set it up at what turned out to be 213 yards. 
Not too bad for an old guy fat laying down in the dirt over a pack in a breeze.



Off a bench and with a better scope this gun is very capable  to put 5 bullets in all most the same hole.
 Back in the safe ready should the reason ever arise.Big smileClap


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That's a great group. It will be hard to leave it in the safe through hunting season. 

Has your GD held a Howa? I'm not sure about how long it would be but Howas are pretty heavy. 

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We are getting a Howa mini action barreled action with a 22" sportier barrel.
 I ordered a factory take off composite Howa youth stock.
should be as compact as the CZ she uses now I hope.
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Sounds good.

Exceppt  "olde fat guys can't "   shoot "flat laying down".   always a hill under the gut!!! 
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It's like balancing on a beach ball..Cry
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That should be the perfect gun and caliber. 

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