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Old 12-23-2008, 07:31 AM
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Default RE: whitch is better a .243 or a 25-06?

ORIGINAL: Handles

It has long been believed that 1200ftlbs of enery is the minimum needed to kill a deer with a modern rifle.
Not sure where this "long belief" comes from exactly. I've read 1200 ft lbs minimum for elk. I've read 800-900 ft lbs. for deer. I suspect that it could be done efficiently and humanely with a lot less than that if you're careful about where you put your bullet. I know deer get harvested here in Texasquite regularly using a .223, which only has about 900 ft lbs at 100 yards...

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