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  • #31
    Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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    • #32
      If you want a dead deer,.243.If you want a dead deer + hurt shoulder,.300 win mag.Obvious choice:.243

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      • #33
        Why is it that people who hunt for sport believe they have to shoot deer in the vitals to kill them humanely? Here in Labrador we hunt caribou for subsistance and if we miss we are in the country, 400 kms from the nearest community in -40c weather with no deer to bring home to our tables, yet we have no problem making effortless one shot head and neck kills from 50-250 yards. With the price of shells,fuel and food being as high as it is in the north we take as few chances as possible when out on the land and taking a head or neck shot is always the safest, cleanest shot.

        Practice makes perfect!

        243 all the way!

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        • #34
          The best caliber for white tails in open country! Quality ammunition and good shot placement are crucial, but that should be a serious concern no matter what caliber rifle you choose. So many people criticize the use of 243s because "if a bad shot is made, they just wound deer". If accuracy is your concern, spend a little more time at the range. Carrying a large caliber rifle doesn't make up for bad marksmanship. I've killed 11 deer dead in their tracks with a 243, one shot each. I've also spent countless hours tracking deer shot by others on various hunts most shot with rifles in the 30 caliber family. It's not the size of your gun it's how you use it, right?

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          • #35
            If you are not in a hurry, this precise little 6mm will lay'em down. No doubt about it with the quality of bullets out there and shoot'em close.

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            • #36
              I killed almost all my animals with a .243 all exept an oryx I use .243. it wasent a good gun choice but i shot nd brought down a cow elk with 2 well placed shots. Relly that is all that matters is propper shot placement

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              • #37
                The last deer rifle I bought was a low recoil option (a Remington 700 ADL in.243.). Why??

                1. With modern day ammunition, there is not a reason to feel uncomfortable with a 100 gr hunting round.

                2. Every deer I shoot is less than 125 yds. Seriously, I shot 2 deer from outside of 200y, and I didn't think it was a hit until I found the deer. Since then I just don't find it to be ethical to limit out my weapons or even limit out my capabilities, which are far less. Any body else?

                3. Deer size in Texas is usually less than 150 lb. For medium sized deer, this sized round will kill a deer out to 200 yds.

                4. Elk?? Mule Deer?? I do not hunt elk or mule deer unless it's a hunt of a lifetime. Saying that though, coyotes and feral hogs are fun and the 243 is a great hog and varmint round.

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