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Old 12-02-2011, 04:44 PM
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Re: .243 win

I am surprised no one has thrown the 25-06 out there. I think it fits the bill a little better for a varmint/deer rig vs. a .243 only because of killing energy for the deer, but still allows the shooter some lighter bullet choices for yotes and other vermin.

If it was to be a deer only rig the .260 is hard to beat.

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Old 12-02-2011, 05:13 PM
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Re: .243 win

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WildRose

I actually have an AR in .243 lol... although is does more dust collecting than anything
Bring it over to my house with a few hundred in rounds and I'll work the dust off for you at no charge.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:20 PM
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Re: .243 win

Hmm.. something doesn't sound right here...

Would you really do that for me? & for free!!

I've had that thing for 2 or 3 years, I think i've put a whopping 40rounds through it... almost got it warm.... once.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:36 PM
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Re: .243 win

I'm going to defend the "baby" cartridge, the was a video on here about 9 or 10 months ago of an 11 year old girl dropping a whitetail in its tracks at 720 yards with 115 bergers at somewhere around 2800fps from a 6x47 lapua, so a 243 or 243ai with 105 bergers at 3050 or 3200 or the same with 115 bergers at 2900 or 3100 is actually pretty shocking what they are capable of. I'm not recommending that anyone try this just for grins but a 243ai with 115 bergers is capable of dropping a 200# whitetail at 1000yrds energy and velocity wise. So start the bashing, I can't wait!
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:47 PM
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Re: .243 win

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. I'm not recommending that anyone try this just for grins but a 243ai with 115 bergers is capable of dropping a 200# whitetail at 1000yrds energy and velocity wise. So start the bashing, I can't wait!
In all honesty there is no reason for anyone to bash. The .243 can take a deer at 1k. Most LR shooters would agree however its not a good idea. There is the exception of "that guy with the .243". by "that guy" I mean a person that is dead nuts accurate with his rifle and knows for sure that bullet is going into the pocket, so much so that he doesnt even see the need for margin for error (AKA bigger bullet). But that being said the OP is asking advise on max. effective range for the caliber, meaning that he probably isnt a long time LR shooter, at least not yet...
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: .243 win

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I'm going to defend the "baby" cartridge, the was a video on here about 9 or 10 months ago of an 11 year old girl dropping a whitetail in its tracks at 720 yards with 115 bergers at somewhere around 2800fps from a 6x47 lapua, so a 243 or 243ai with 105 bergers at 3050 or 3200 or the same with 115 bergers at 2900 or 3100 is actually pretty shocking what they are capable of. I'm not recommending that anyone try this just for grins but a 243ai with 115 bergers is capable of dropping a 200# whitetail at 1000yrds energy and velocity wise. So start the bashing, I can't wait!
Not seeing it and having shot deer at that distance with a BR, I would have to believe it was a CNS shot. Other than that you wont see DRT shot at 700+ with a 6br starting out at 2850.

Just my .02 from experience not speculation.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:06 PM
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Re: .243 win

Thanks for the info. I do not consider my self a longrange shooter but hope to be one. Just looking for the right caliber to do it with.
Thanks again you guys are a wealth of information

what about the 308?
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