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.243 for Whitetail

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Unread 04-12-2014, 10:56 AM
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Re: .243 for Whitetail

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Originally Posted by iknowftbll View Post
Here's a pic of the Savage I ordered. It arrived just this past week. I haven't had a chance to fire it yet, but that's okay because I've been taking the time to read the manuals. I think I'll get out to the range this week.
you already have patience...youll be sucessful and have a lot of fun with that rifle. find what shoots most accurate in that rifle. bullet placement is more important than bullet weight.
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    Unread 04-15-2014, 05:02 PM
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    Re: .243 for Whitetail

    Good choice, the 243 is a good deer rifle for her. I`ve been involved with numerous big bucks and big hogs shot with this caliber . And the guys and gals used 100gr Remington Core-lokt factory ammo also.Re-loading will give you some pretty outstanding choices for the 243 as well. Good luck and its always extra sweet when the wife is a part of all this for sure. Gary
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    Unread 06-06-2014, 02:58 AM
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    Re: .243 for Whitetail

    My last buck just fell over, bang-flop. The .243 exit wound was about 2" in diameter. He didn't even try to get up. This was with the cheapest Federal factory ammo. 100gr. I have faith in my .243, even on a bigger animal.
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    Unread 12-16-2014, 06:16 PM
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    Re: .243 for Whitetail

    THERES TWO THINGS THAT'S A MUST FOR A 243 ONE IS H-414 AND THE OTHER IS 85 GR BTHP GAMEKING SIERRA THAT IS A DEADLY COMBO IN 6 243 THAT'S PAST THOURGH MY SHOP
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    Unread 12-16-2014, 08:15 PM
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    Re: .243 for Whitetail

    I shot a doe with the .243 with 80 grain gmx this year. worked like a charm
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    Unread 12-17-2014, 06:37 PM
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    Re: .243 for Whitetail

    Here's a update. My wife got 4 this year. Longest shot was 300 yds. All went down within 30 yds. Nuf said.
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    Unread 12-24-2014, 02:04 AM
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    Re: .243 for Whitetail

    I use a 243 loaded with 95 gr Nosler ballistic tips at 3050 fps, and on regular basis account for blesbuck (more or less the size of whitetails), at distances of 300 to 400 meters. After the shot, they never go further than 50 meters before pulling up the handbrake !
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