hey, i've been doing a lot of shooting with my .243 win this summer. getting pretty comfortable out to 500 meters, and i'm going to try to stretch it out some more. i was wanting to know what is the max effective range of the .243 win on whitetails? i'm shooting 100gr sierra game king boat tails. is there a better long range hunting bullet for this setup? im shooting a savage, 22 in bbl 9.25" twist. the 100gr sierra game king boat tails are shooting plenty accurate for deer at that range i think. so how far can i effectively kill deer with it? thanks!
I would say about 600 yards with that particular bullet. Should kill deer pretty easily. Now a big buck on the other hand is a different story. I'd want a little more caliber and bullet. But for the average size buck or doe, you should be fine to about 600. I used the 100g SBT in my .243 as well and was getting awesome groups at 500 yards with it as well. Never did use it for deer hutning as I use my 25-06 or 7 RM for LR deer hunting.