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Where does the .243 win fit in?

 
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:38 AM
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Where does the .243 win fit in?

Is the .243 a good deer cartridge? Range?

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:16 AM
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Re: Where does the .243 win fit in?

good deer gun to 300 yards. alot of guys will say 600 yards based on enegry/momentum levels, but i feel for deer at longer ranges a 6.5 or 7mm is better.
there was just a post on here about a young lady taking an elk at over 600 yards with a .243 win. some say good for her aothers say that the shot shouldnt have been taken.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:42 PM
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Re: Where does the .243 win fit in?

A lot of people feel 1000 pounds of energy is a good rule of thumb for a deer round. So figure what your load can do and go from there. with a 95 berger at 6000 feet I would say mine is good to 600 yards. It all comes down to shot placement. Thats with any cartridge.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:48 PM
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Re: Where does the .243 win fit in?

Yes the 243 is a good deer cartridge with good bullets. I've shot lot of deer with my 6mm Remington and never had any issues. I also took one spike bull with it.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:34 PM
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Re: Where does the .243 win fit in?

.243 Win + .243 AI Cartridge Guide

I LOVE the 243, especially in the Ackley form.

Specifically, Savage 112 BVSS with a 1:7 twist barrel chambered in 243AI in a Manners T-2 stocked topped with a Premier Reticles Light Tactical scope shooting 117g Matrix Ballistics bullets. That could be a fun gun.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:28 PM
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Re: Where does the .243 win fit in?

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A lot of people feel 1000 pounds of energy is a good rule of thumb for a deer round. So figure what your load can do and go from there. with a 95 berger at 6000 feet I would say mine is good to 600 yards. It all comes down to shot placement. Thats with any cartridge.


I hate energy calculations. If 1000ft-lbs is min, then 44mag revolvers can't play. That's BS. Impact velocity needs to be high enough for the bullet design you're shooting, period. If the bullet hits fast enough to open it up or do what it's supposed to, it'll do work.

For all those who say a shot shouldn't have been taken, after reading a success story, about an animal being killed; I lump you in with the guys who look at pictures of bullets pulled from dead animals, and say the bullet failed. Your hindsight needs glasses.

*Disclaimer- I'm just using your post as a starting point for my rant, not calling you out midwesthunter. I think your estimate for the 95s is about right.*
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:31 PM
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Re: Where does the .243 win fit in?

The 243 is adequate for coyotes and fox
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