7.62 vs .243
I've been in the market for another deer rifle, this time purely "mid-range". Now, I already own a .243, but I am picking up a Saiga 7.62 x39 in the next few days. Never mind accuracy, as I have both guns already (the first Saiga is purely tactical), and both can hit where I aim, but am I better off with a lighter, faster round in the .243, which I primarily coyote hunt with? Or, do I follow my gut and use the low and slow, heavier 7.62? I've killed game with both (varmints), deer with neither. Only experienced answers and opinions, not interested in consolation calibers. I don't care for 30-06, use .308 for primarily stand locations with 300+ yard shots, and 300 win mag for unknowns. These two will fill a niche, but only one is getting carried. Thanks fellas.