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243 or 308?

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I am going to buy a Mossberg 100atr from bass pro, but I can't decide if I want a 243 or 308 for decently long range shooting, probably max of 600-800 yards. I don't hand load and don't like to spend a lot on high end ammo, but I just want to know which round is best for shooting at least 2" groups beyond 100yards for a budget shooter.
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You don't mention if you want this for hunting or target but I'm going to assume that it's target because of the range & 2" pattern that you are looking for. Not sure if that is the best rifle choice for what you want. The .308 has a history of accuracy (sniper use) and I think better suited to the longer ranges. You can also get different loads for varmint, deer, black bear, etc.
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