Originally Posted by WildRose
For deer sized game 400yds is about it.
My first "deer rifle" was a remington .243. I thought it was the greatest thing on earth at the time.
Then I grew up.
Good answer WildRose, that made me laugh. I hunted for a lot of years & killed a good bit of game with the little pipsqueak known also as the .243Win. It was the only rifle I had (gift from the grand dad) & the only one I needed
. That was 14 yrs ago, I still have that action, now chambered in 6mm AI.. with the proper bullet & a good amount of practice
, I would have no problem smacking another Wy Mulie anywhere inside 500yds.
It is a great round for kids & ladies who may not care for recoil... it allows for more rounds down range, with which comes confidence & understanding of what it will & won't do.. but that's beside the point.
I have also grown up to bigger & vastly more powerful chamberings, but I still have at least 3- 6mm bores in the safe...
Remember, a solid hit with a lesser caliber is better than a poor miss from a big one!