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So what wrong with a .243 on Elk?

 
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:41 PM
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Re: So what wrong with a .243 on Elk?

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Well with the the opinions I have heard I still dont feel that a 300 Mag is the way to go...............To much recoil, should have a MB, better weigh 10+ lbs.........

A 6.5-06 would be a huge improvement over a .243 Just might be the way I will go.

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I could change your mind in 10 minutes or less from my yard. But hey, go with what you feel will work for you. I was shooting a 6.5 x 284 with 140's extensively last week. It was a Mod 52 Cooper. I can tell you the difference at 500 plus ain't small. I hate it when I have to pull an ear plug to hear steel ring. No need with a 300. By the way, the 6.5 with no brake had more recoil than my 300 with a 215 gr bullet.

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Old 08-06-2013, 02:49 PM
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Whats a pea shooter??

I would say a 243 for elk is a pee shooter ,,, from what I am reading. lol
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Re: So what wrong with a .243 on Elk?

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I could change your mind in 10 minutes or less from my yard. But hey, go with what you feel will work for you. I was shooting a 6.5 x 284 with 140's extensively last week. It was a Mod 52 Cooper. I can tell you the difference at 500 plus ain't small. I hate it when I have to pull an ear plug to hear steel ring. No need with a 300. By the way, the 6.5 with no brake had more recoil than my 300 with a 215 gr bullet.

Jeff
Broz, as you know---"you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."
I'm pretty sure you aren't gonna be able to convince anyone on this thread about the 300. But, hey, I'd just keep on keeping track of those totals................

Randy

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:57 PM
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Re: So what wrong with a .243 on Elk?

That would also include all of the 25cal ......................also. That might get you 75 ft. and the 6.5 might add on an additional 25 ft.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:28 PM
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Re: So what wrong with a .243 on Elk?

The peashooter is a toy version of the blowgun or blowpipe. It is usually a tube that that launches its projectiles via blowing. As the name suggests the normal ammunition is peas (usually dried), though other seeds, fruits, improvised darts, or wadded up paper can also be used. The P-26 was nicknamed the Peashooter because it has no visible armament (it had two machine guns on the floor of the cockpit shooting through the propeller). It did, however, have a long tube gunsight just forward of the windscreen that appeared to be its only armament.



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Old 08-06-2013, 06:33 PM
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Re: So what wrong with a .243 on Elk?

Reminds me of and looks like a 6.5 Creedmoor
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Re: So what wrong with a .243 on Elk?

Thank you westcliffe01, I've got time in with a peashooter, but I did not know that particular aircraft. I knew there were aircraft the guns were timed to fire through the props. More of technical challenge than I'd be up for.
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