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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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Thanks guys I really don't know a whole lot about the science of shooting and ballistics but from what I research I can't decide on what to choose. I'm sold on the 100atr, I just need some input on what would give the best accuracy at 100+ yards for hunting between 243 or 308, plain and simple, please give me your opinions
If you had to choose between the two rounds with cheap ammo to shoot a longer distance as accurate as possible, which would u choose?
to work my way up to shooting At least 200 or 300 yards, what would be the easiest or best choice between the two rounds?? I know that the 243 has flatter trajectory, but I didn't know if there are other factors that could benefit 308? I really don't know. Please educate me. Thanks
And yes sus scrofa i like where you are coming from, but I'm just in need of an easy shooter at a longer range than my other guns are cape able of for deer and coyote hunting, and I just want a gun that will give me the most accurate shot possible for cheap, and I'm not sure of the factors that each of these rounds have that will effect the accuracy
Thanks a ton everyone, its all very helpful. I think I have my mind made up now
Thanks everyone, I just picked up the night train in 308 and I love it. I can't wait to see what I'm capable of doing with it
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