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Old 08-15-2010, 12:19 PM
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Possibilities .243Win caliber hunting.

Possibilities .243Win caliber hunting.
Please share opportunities caliber .243Win on hunt, the minimum and maximum distance shots,
the minimum and maximum weight of the killed animal.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:48 PM
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Re: Possibilities .243Win caliber hunting.

The 243. winchester is a fantastic caliber for most game when people dont even realize it. It continues to surprise me. I have a few stories to share about a 243. win.

A few years back my old man and his best friend went way up to northern Quebec to hunt caribou and a lady and her husband just got married and did this trip as there honeymoon. She successfully took two bull caribou with antlers larger then 42". Both shots were within 80 yards but both caribou dropped where they stood.

My neighbor went down to Montana to hunt Mule deer with some of this close buddies and my neighbor borrowed a 243. instead of bringing his 308. He and his guide spotted one at 378 yards. My neighbor set up and dropped the Large 320 lbs, 170" mule deer in its tracks. He aimed high and hit it in the spine. The next year he went down and took a 230 lbs, 173 5/8" mule deer at just over 100 yards and it ran 15 yards and folded up.

My uncle bought a 243. win in a parker hale for ground hogs years and years bag. 10 years ago he bought a 223. rem in a Browning A-bolt Medallion and he put the 243. win away and never touched it since last year. He took it out, mounted an old scope on it. Fired a few rounds to sight in and took both the 223. and the 243. win out coyote hunting with his son. He took a 260 some odd yard shot with the 243. win and just hammered the yote.

I personally would like to purchase a 243. win for strictly coyote hunting but im in debate with just buying a 22-250 instead. Those are my stories.
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:01 PM
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Re: Possibilities .243Win caliber hunting.

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The 243. winchester is a fantastic caliber for most game when people dont even realize it. It continues to surprise me. I have a few stories to share about a 243. win.

A few years back my old man and his best friend went way up to northern Quebec to hunt caribou and a lady and her husband just got married and did this trip as there honeymoon. She successfully took two bull caribou with antlers larger then 42". Both shots were within 80 yards but both caribou dropped where they stood.

My neighbor went down to Montana to hunt Mule deer with some of this close buddies and my neighbor borrowed a 243. instead of bringing his 308. He and his guide spotted one at 378 yards. My neighbor set up and dropped the Large 320 lbs, 170" mule deer in its tracks. He aimed high and hit it in the spine. The next year he went down and took a 230 lbs, 173 5/8" mule deer at just over 100 yards and it ran 15 yards and folded up.

My uncle bought a 243. win in a parker hale for ground hogs years and years bag. 10 years ago he bought a 223. rem in a Browning A-bolt Medallion and he put the 243. win away and never touched it since last year. He took it out, mounted an old scope on it. Fired a few rounds to sight in and took both the 223. and the 243. win out coyote hunting with his son. He took a 260 some odd yard shot with the 243. win and just hammered the yote.

I personally would like to purchase a 243. win for strictly coyote hunting but im in debate with just buying a 22-250 instead. Those are my stories.
Hi matt_3479.
Interesting information.
Thank you.
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:32 PM
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Re: Possibilities .243Win caliber hunting.

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I personally would like to purchase a 243. win for strictly coyote hunting but im in debate with just buying a 22-250 instead. Those are my stories.
Within 400 yards the 22-250 is great. Once you start to get farther than that, the wind-drift is terrible. This is when the 243 with a heavier, higher BC bullets starts to take over. IMHO the 243 is the better Yote gun especially if you intend to shoot waaaay over there!
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:25 AM
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Re: Possibilities .243Win caliber hunting.

Interestingly me as will work on a black bear bullet
Hornady 6mm .243 100 gr InterLock BTSP and
6mm .243 100gr InterLock SP.

This information interesting about work of this bullet and on other animals, is distance, maximal weight of animal, opening of bullets on different distances.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:15 AM
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Re: Possibilities .243Win caliber hunting.

Watched a buddy lay the smack down on a 300 class bull elk with a 243 and a 105 Berger though the shoulder and spine, he hit the dirt so hard it broke his jaw at a couple hundred yards.
Excellent coyote gun as well, very versatile with good bullet selections!! You just need to load the right bullet and place it properly
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:26 AM
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Re: Possibilities .243Win caliber hunting.

while not my first choice for big game, it does work, with careful shot placement. I shot a 9" mountain goat last year at 305 yds. with one. through the shoulder and he went down as I was squeezing the trigger for the second shot. I sold that rifle to fund the Cooper .270 I am shooting now. today I took a marmot at 690 yds. with it. looking at buying another Cooper in .243. Sierra makes a 95 gr. Match King with a BC of .480, nearly identical to the .488 the 135 gr. MK's I'm shooting out of the 27, and they should be moving along just as fast. Lighter rifle, lighter recoil, same ballistics. Sounds good to me.
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