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So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

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Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

Im having my .243AI rebarreled as my old barrel was a learning experience and the smith used a old reamer that was over 35 years old. It could not shoot boat tails. Well it will be wearing a 26" Brouton sp 1x8 for shooting the 105 Berger.

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and close to 3300 fps.........................that's an honest 600 yard deer rifle and it will also be my elk rifle next year in Idaho.

Like everyone says its all about bullet placement.......................with that in mind......................there is no questions to ask there is no arguments the .243 is a classic Deer round. The only time its not is when you don't own one.
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    My oldest friend went to a .243 (SAVAGE) after he had Heart surgery because of the recoil
    every deer he shot they
    never went ovet 25 yards, they droped right there. I guess it is the fact of the shot placement. I woud not have any problem with this calibre.
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    Re: So whats wrong with the .243 on Deer?

    Anyone ever try hybrid 100V powder in their .243?
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    I probably wouldnt shoot it past 250yards but a .243 under this distance is plenty for deer. BUT as others have said...why not have a bigger caliber unless felt recoil is a HUGE factor which I do know a few people who flinch like crazy so a smaller caliber is better, however, one could buy a 270 or 3006 and put a break on it and make it as soft as the .243.
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    Anyone ever try hybrid 100V powder in their .243?
    I've used Hybrid 100V with great success out a .243. It sends progjectiles at great speeds. Real good accuracy in one rifle but not so hot on 2 others. H4350 is still my go to.
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    The .243 with the 105 berger is a great deer cartridge WAY past 250 yards If its only good out to 250 then so is the 270 on Elk............................This whole thing is similar to when we were in High School and there were always the guys that had to have the car with the most Horse Power, Some how you could always justify more horse power..........................Kind of like now, guys just get all excited when it has a belt or when the word Ultra appears.........................

    Personally, I think its more about our ego's than anything else.
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    The .243 with the 105 berger is a great deer cartridge WAY past 250 yards If its only good out to 250 then so is the 270 on Elk............................This whole thing is similar to when we were in High School and there were always the guys that had to have the car with the most Horse Power, Some how you could always justify more horse power..........................Kind of like now, guys just get all excited when it has a belt or when the word Ultra appears.........................

    Personally, I think its more about our ego's than anything else.
    I'm right there with you. It's ego or lack of knowledge/experience.
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