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.243 520 yards? YUUUUUUP!

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Unread 10-19-2013, 09:53 AM
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Re: .243 520 yards? YUUUUUUP!

I am not generally a proponent of long shots on game, but that was really a great shot and perfectly placed.

I met an old man from Montana that killed a big mulie near Turner, Montana at 539 yards using a .243 loaded with 90-grain Speer bullets. He had a Shepherd scope and a range finder.

Many people do not like the 6mm and say it is too light for deer. I have a 6mm that I used to kill over a hundred deer in three years doing damage control for a neighbor. I use Hornady 100-grain bullets at 3000 fps. I shot those deer from up close out to over 300 yards and never had any more problems than if I had been using a 7 mag.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:00 PM
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Re: .243 520 yards? YUUUUUUP!

Was that mulie shot in eastern wash? Very nice buck.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:39 PM
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Re: .243 520 yards? YUUUUUUP!

Let me be the first to bash............

My head against the wall for not having my .243 ready this year.
I love the round, great deer cartridge.

Guess I'll use my STW or 300 WM, if not got to lug my 6.5 CM out there.

A well built .243 can be light, no recoil, great ballistics, easy to learn, and very accurate. It's got the juice to kill at distance. So why not?

Congrats to both yall!!!
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:49 AM
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Re: .243 520 yards? YUUUUUUP!

Originally Posted by clemens View Post
Was that mulie shot in eastern wash? Very nice buck.
Yes it was an eastern wa deer.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 01:43 PM
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Re: .243 520 yards? YUUUUUUP!

Darn these Girls are getting good. GREAT
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