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Deer hunting at 500 yards with a .243?

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Unread 11-30-2012, 07:07 PM
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Re: Deer hunting at 500 yards with a .243?

Originally Posted by TacBlade View Post
This is some Great info for me and I agree. The model 7 does have a short barrell and I cannot for the life of me, get the groups to come together at 500 yards. It is just a factory rifle and about as light as a barrel as you would ever want. So, I might throw a better barrel on with a little more heft to it and see what it can do? Thanks!
I think you answered your own question, good decision. The 105 A-max will do what you are asking + some if you are careful. I've taken many deer past 500 with a 6br and 107 SMK's
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Unread 12-02-2012, 01:05 AM
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Re: Deer hunting at 500 yards with a .243?

A longer barrel would be a good thing, but I would expect an accurizing job to make a big improvement, even without a new barrel. One good place to talk to would be Hill Country Rifle.
As far as the .243 at 500 yards, I is up to the task. Just need to put bullets where they need to go.
I would suggest a minimum standard of 1 MOA for deer at 500.
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