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So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

 
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:38 AM
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Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

Not one thing. If my Daughter can drop a Deer at 200 yards with no problem, who can say one bad thing about the calibre.
David G Tubb used a .243 for a long time making some of his greatest shots with a .243.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

.243 is a good deer rifle. Just whack 'em and stack 'em gentlemen.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:16 PM
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Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

I have yet to kill a Deer with my .243AI My hunting load this fall will be the 100gr Sierra Pro Hunter 44.5gr of H4350 @3115FPS Groups avg. .306

I have killed Black-Taill Bucks when I lived in Calif using the standard .243 and When I put the bullet right behind the shoulder they never went more than 50yds. I used the Remington Core-lock bullets befor I started reloading.

I will also be hunting for Cow Elk this winter and That's what I will be using..................Shot placement

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Old 09-04-2013, 01:55 PM
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Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

I have killed the majority of the deer that I have taken with a 243 Win. Some dropped right there, some ran 60 yards or so, but I have recovered every single one of them. The 243 is plenty of gun to take a deer with.

Discussions like this are funny to me. I went to Texas to help cull some whitetail does off of a ranch once, and all I had at that time was my 30-06, so that is what I took. All I did was catch hell about bringing an overkill gun to camp. Everyone at that camp shot 22-250's, 223's, and 243's, so it just depends on where you are and who you are hunting with. You could catch grief for anything!

As long as you are confident with your gun and are confident with making a kill out to a certain distance, then the 243 is an awesome choice for deer.

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Old 09-04-2013, 05:52 PM
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Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

So true ....................no matter the subject no matter your opinion someone is going to disagree with you, might be some that will just disagree for the sake of disagreeing.


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Old 09-10-2013, 12:27 AM
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Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

Sierra 85 grain gamekings and IMR 4831. Switching to barnes since i would like to go to spine or head shots and get as much meat as possible off the deer.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:53 AM
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Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

im only 26 years old but ive been lucky enough to kill more deer in my life then people 10-15 years older than me. i have used recurves, compounds, muzzle loadrers, .223, .243, .270, 30-30 30-06 7mm 12 ga slug and many more. I do know one thing if you hit a deer in the vitals it is going to die. a 243 is an awesome deer sized round. all these people claiming their deer has never taken over a couple steps with large caliber rifles i would ask how many deer they have honestly shot. deer can run and run with a perfect placed shot no matter the caliber. unless you take out his legs, back, neck, or head chances are he is going to run a little bit. i have double lunged or heart shot most of my deer and they almost always run more then a couple of steps regardless of what they are shot with.


.243 = AWESOME DEER CALIBER
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