I hope I am not out of line with posting a link to a discussion on another forum, but I highly value the practical experience on this forum. Indecisive. .260 or .243 - Sniper's Hide Forums I am on the side that the .243 is a great general use caliber in my native state of Texas since the deer are small and it is sufficient on most things besides certain imported exotics, the larger mule deer might be questionable, and maybe or maybe not antelope. However, for long range hunting, I'm partial to the .30-06, .308, and planning to build a .260 after all the great things I have researched about it. I found it odd that on the other forum, the .243 was so highly regarded and there were some bold statements made about its superiority to the .260.