243 and a shoulder surgery...

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by jcooper1389, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. jcooper1389

    jcooper1389 Member

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    ive beeen shooting tmy .300 win mag alot lately..but my hard labor job had torn my labral cratilage and i was forced to but a rem 700 in SA 243..how far with what load can i shoot my 700 accurately with a killshot on what animal...please..any advice is appreciated
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    does it have a krieger barrel??
     

  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    what scope?? do you reload??
     
  4. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    I had shoulder surgery 5 yrs. ago. I put a Vias Brake on my 7WSM. Best 275.00 i ever spent. Still shooting it today, Recoils at or less than my 243.
     
  5. sendero72

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    I reload with the 105 A-max w/Superformance with a MV of 2970 out of a 22" tube. My longest shot is only 300 yds on a deer, but the numbers say it should be effective out to 500-600 yds on the whitetail. I think with a 26" tube you can reach out there to the 700 yds range with no trouble and no recoil!! Just got a 6.5-20x50 Vortex to mount on the Savage this weekend. I would find friends with different calibers and shoot their rifles to see what feels comfortable to your shoulder. You just don't need monster magnums for deer for medium range shooting. Good luck!!
     
  6. Sully2

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    All questions and not one answer....LOL

    Factory rifle...with the right ammo....400 yards on deer sized animals and thats mainly because of the Foot lbs of power at 400. Light bullets and ground hogs...as far as you can hold tight on.
     
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    As far as you can shoot and have the bullet expand reliably, with enough energy to cause a bit of shock. I wouldnt shoot a .243win for deer, but thats becasue there are better options for me. for yourself I would keep it under 400yards like Sully 2 said. Unless you are very proficient with your rifle, then you could probably step up to 500-550. If you want to shoot farther than 400 yards (on deer) I would go bigger and put a muzzle brake on it. The .264 dia and up are goin to do alot better with little recoil, especially if you break it.

    .260 Rem unbraked would do the trick and get you out there farther.
    I would do for something like a .280 rem around 12lbs and brake it, it would be a pussy cat. 6.5-.284 would be sweet in the same 12lbs'er.

    I use my .243 alot and love it, for coyotes. Shot some rocks at 780 yards the other day and had a blast, but rocks and coyotes are diffrent than deer. Its a great round as long as you keep it short'ish range (for deer).

    some guys rant about the best of the west guys killing elk at crazy distances with a .243win... video editing is a beatiful thing in the marketing word.
     
  8. adnick

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    You have a few answers about hunting with it...So let me address things I have done to help me shoot. But first a little background....

    In an ambush in Iraq I dislocated both shoulders, damaged my upper and lower spine, TBI ,(that[s not all but you get the picture) and have to shoot out of a wheelchair.

    Here are things I have done:

    Worked on how I hold my weapons

    Added high end recoil pads

    Custom made muzzle brakes for all my "big guns" (called and explained why/what I needed)

    Purchased a form fitting shooting shirt that has a high end pad insert

    Use a sled when testing ammo at the range

    Now I shoot all of my rifles again, including: Lazzeroni Warbird, 338 Lapua, and 375 Weatherby

    Best of Luck,
    Andy
     
  9. jcooper1389

    jcooper1389 Member

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    Its a Rem 700 24 or 26"heavy barrel not a krieger and yes i reload...

    its my coyote rifle and and ive gotten 2 problem yotes from a sheep farm but that was between 150 and 250...wasnt sure how far i could knock em out from...but ill have to check the shirt with the pad insert out...and also the brake is a good idea...didnt think of that for some reason lol thanks guys