Re: Very Low Recoil Deer Rifle
The 243 isn't a marginal deer round, it suffers from marginal bullets. If you do lung shots use the 95gr BT's. We have killed quite a few deer with them. They rock...
If you want to take shoulder shots or want enough penetration for sever quartering shots then the 85gr TSX is you friend. IMNSHO the TSX allows the 243 to be used for game that was simply not possible ten years ago.
A 243 with a heavy barrel and brake (vias), good stock that fits, w/sims recoil pad will do wonders, and do it alot farther than 400 yards.