Originally Posted by 112Savage
hey guys, I'm in need of some guidance
I am borrowing one of my father's Lone Eagle pistols. I picked the best trigger from all of the grips and then mated it to a 243 win barrel with muzzle break.
My quest is to use this for most of my groundhog hunting next spring/summer. I also would like to use the same load to hunt deer. I plan on eventually getting the burris 3-12 handgun scope with ballistiplex to mount on the pistol because right now it has a fixed 2X burris.
My question is what bullet/power would you use for groundhog/ deer combo and would you use shooting sticks or a harris bipod with barrel clamp attachment?
I have killed groundhogs with everything from 22lr subsonics to 264 win mags and know its all about shot placement, so I guess the major consideration for bullets lies with the deer.
I have a hunting buddy, who this year went to Berger's 87gr Match VDL hunting bullet for deer. He doesn't get very amped up about much, but he raved about the performance of this bullet, this year, in his .243 Win on mule deer.
I've decided too take his advice and start running them through my hunting 6XC for deer as well.