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    FORBES 243

    I'm about to drop some substantial coin on a Forbes 243 was looking at kimber but I'd already had a Kimber 260 which was a lemon so I looked at the forbes ,at 2800 it's up there , I like the sako but it's 400 Xtra plus rings . Anyone with a forbes out there

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    @Ginga has a good Kimber 243 ready to roll.
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    Could add some more and get a blaser????

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    A couple of the magazines did write ups on them a while ago. They got very good reviews.
    I think @Dr. Watson has had a crack with one.
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    I have a 308 forbes

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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Could add some more and get a blaser????
    Bad idea, he wants it this week, not 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by von tempsky fan View Post
    I'm about to drop some substantial coin on a Forbes 243 was looking at kimber but I'd already had a Kimber 260 which was a lemon so I looked at the forbes ,at 2800 it's up there , I like the sako but it's 400 Xtra plus rings . Anyone with a forbes out there
    Had a play with one before I ordered my finnlight 243, the $400 was well spent imo Rob the Forbes was rough as guts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B3RADS View Post
    Had a play with one before I ordered my finnlight 243, the $400 was well spent imo Rob the Forbes was rough as guts.
    Yeah mate, worked the bolt on a brand new forbes and its bolt was to be fair bloody rough ,we wacked some grease on the lugs and it smoothed up heaps but definitely not sako smooth.

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    It's not a dangerous game rifle, doesn't need to be smooth, it's super light and accurate enough for a hunting rifle. Most lightweights have sloppy binding bolts as a lot of the material/bearing surface has been machined away. It is what it is
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    Rob if we keep giving Brads enough shit about owning a 243 there will be a finnlite for sale soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    It's not a dangerous game rifle, doesn't need to be smooth, it's super light and accurate enough for a hunting rifle. Most lightweights have sloppy binding bolts as a lot of the material/bearing surface has been machined away. It is what it is
    For the price of a forbes I would be expecting the action to be smooth. And if being lightweight is at the cost of a smooth, reliable action then I don't want their version of lightweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Rob if we keep giving Brads enough shit about owning a 243 there will be a finnlite for sale soon
    How can you give someone shit about owning a 243? Every mention of the ultimate cartridge only makes it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    How can you give someone shit about owning a 243? Every mention of the ultimate cartridge only makes it better.
    So theres more of you......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie View Post
    For the price of a forbes I would be expecting the action to be smooth. And if being lightweight is at the cost of a smooth, reliable action then I don't want their version of lightweight.
    Fair enough, obviously it's not the rifle for you. Haven't heard of any reliability issues with them.

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    Every one should have at least one 243 in the safe
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