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How many of you have taken deer with a 243 Winchester? How many deer?

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  • flytier1010
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    when i was 12 i shot my first deer with one. dropped her in her tracks at 200 yards. the very next day i shot a spike at bout 25 yards and dropped him in his tracks to. both shots straight to the heart.

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  • steve182
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    Don't own one, but i've seen a few deer drop in their tracks shot with one. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one for my youngsters to hunt deer with.

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  • chuckles
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    Two, both went down within sight.

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  • RES1956
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    My first centerfire rifle was a 6mm Rem. and it accounted for ALOT of deer in Alabama. 95 gr Nosler Partition worked best for me and I forget how much H4831.
    I only recall 1 deer that was ever lost that was shot with this rifle. The only drawback to the .243/6mm was many times the blood trail was next to nonexistent, to rectify that, I simply started shooting them high in the shoulder and they dropped right there.
    Like treestand, my 'go to' rifle these days is a 7mm/08.

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  • Nebraskahunter18
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    Took me 9 shots over the length of a season(my first) but i got a doe on second to last day. Great great grandmas gun. Lever action.

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  • AK30.06Guy
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    Killed my first buck with grandpa's .243..think I took 2 after that, then it became my younger brother's rifle..he took a slew of deer with it..awesome

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  • fishhound331
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    A .243 is my deer rifle and have taken some with it.

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  • tneal1987
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    I like the .243 for hunting and have taken a few deer with it. My wife also uses a 243 for Elk and has shot three elk.

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  • jamesti
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    none. i have better options.

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  • Treestand
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    Love that 243W ! Killed a ton of deer with it,and 1/2 ton with my 7mm/08... it shoots a heaver bullit.
    I have 3..one M/70...M/100..Rem M/700.

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  • scratchgolf72
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    never seen anyone kill a deer with one, never had one in the house, never shot one....dont doubt it as a deer caliber though.

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  • slothman
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    ruger m77 243 was my first deer rifle! Killed several deer and countless hogs with it... I still take it out on stand with me quite ofter just because I love it so much! as a matter of fact i shot my Buck on opening day with it last year! Never failed me!

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  • deerhunterrick
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    WAM has the ultimate cartridge. I guess I have somewhere around 15 or so with the ,243/.244/6mm I used to grab whatever was closest at the time. Taken 3 with my G2 in 6 x.223 and have had not a single deer go over 25 yards after sqeezing the trigger. 87 gr bthp does the job for me.

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  • Phil1227
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    When I was young I killed around 5 deer with dads S&W model 1500 .243.

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  • tennesseedeerhunter
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    my first gun was a rossi 243. i killed 8 or 10 does and about 5 bucks

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