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    how do you fill abought a 243 for deer hunting

  • #2
    Feel great about it. Shot placement and bullet type and size are more important than with bigger calibers.

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    • #3
      It works great for me, I have taken many deer with little problem, including a 182 mule deer this past season. Also makes a great varmint gun, 70 grain nosler ballistic tips absolutely vaporize Columbian ground squirrels out of the .243. Mine is currently a Tikka T3 Lite, a great incredibly accurate rifle, but have never really owned a .243 that wasn't (Winchester's, Remington's, and an old Mossberg bolt action have all put meat on my table).

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      • #4
        I hear they are a great gun by the people that use them.

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        • #5
          I FEEL pretty good about a .243. REZ and Idaho summed it up nicely. Nothing to add.

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          • #6
            Until this post, I always thought they were strictly a varmint gun. See that's why I love this website, I'm always learning stuff!

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            • #7
              There is no doubt that a .243 will take a deer down, provided that the shoot does his part.

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              • #8
                243 is a necked down 308 Win or 7.62 NATO round. I’ve taken more Mullies and Whitetail with my 22-250 than all my rifles combined and just as dead as if used my 338 Win Mag. 243 shouldn’t be any problem what so ever! If I was going to buy a 243, I would step up to the 25-06, but the bottom line 243 will do just fine!

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                • #9
                  it would be the lowest caliber i would use. MUST HAVE GOOD SHOT!!!!

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                  • #10
                    i like others above, kill a couple of deer a year with one and have for many years. straight factory loads, 100 gr bullets. the mule deer here in MT drop real dead when hit correctly.

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                    • #11
                      the .243 will work great for deer hunting...I used a .243 to take my first buck and also a couple pronghorn..

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                      • #12
                        its a great gun!

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                        • #13
                          .243 is the official caliber of fun.

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                          • #14
                            .243=DEAD
                            .308=DEAD
                            .30-30=DEAD
                            .300 mag=DEAD + achy shoulder

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                            • #15
                              you'll like it, its a good gun my sister shoots one very deadly. It'll kill deer easily out to 250 or so.

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