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Old 12-22-2008, 01:42 PM
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Handles
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Default RE: whitch is better a .243 or a 25-06?

From Hornady:

Caliber- Bullet-Velocity/EneryMuzzle 100 yd. 200 yd300 yd 400 yd 500 yd muzzle, 100,200,300, 400, 500

243 Win 100 gr. BTSP LM InterLock 3100/2133 2861/1817 2634/1541 2419/1299 2213/1087 2018/904 -1.5 1.4 0 -6.4 -18.8 -38.2

25-06 Rem 117gr. BTSP LM InterLock3110/2512 2862/2128 2627/1793 2405/1502 2193/1249 1992/1030 -1.5 1.4 0 -6.4 -18.9 -38.6

Identicle bullets (other than weight) energy at 200 and 300 yards is highlighted for both rounds.It has long been believed that 1200ftlbs of enery is the minimum needed to kill a deer with a modern rifle. I'll take the 25.06's extra 200ftlbs at 300 yards, and be able to kill at 400 over the .243.
As for those people that say a .243 is a flatter shooter... well .4 inches flatter at 500 yards isn't enough to brag about, neither gun should be shooting at anything but targetsor prairie dogs at that range.
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