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Old 01-09-2010, 02:31 PM
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I just purchased a pre 64 mod 70 win 243 and I was wondering what you guys thought of a 243 as a whitetail deer round> Thank you
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:41 PM
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we use 223..dont see why a 243 wouldnt
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:57 PM
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It's the only centerfire I've owned since 1980 and I have killed close to 200 deer with mine...It works just fine...
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:22 PM
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This same topic gets posted about every three weeks, if you would do a search, you will find tons of responses to this.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:21 PM
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I think it's "Dead on" !!!



http://www.gunnersden.com/index.htm.243winchester.html



http://www.reloadbench.com/cartridges/243.html
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:40 PM
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Absolutely nothing wrong with a 243 as a deer round. They get the job done.
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:08 AM
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Thank you guys!!!
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:24 AM
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I love the .243, especially with the 100 grain bullets. My favorite is the Speer 100gr. Grand Slam. A bit more spendy, but I like heavy bullets. Deer (mule and whitetail), dall sheep, mt. goat; it does all this on down. I have never heard (from my hunting buddies) any horror stories about game getting away given fair distances and well placed shots. Now, I have heard of people shooting moose and bears with this round and them not having a instantaneous kill. Duh! As long as you don't expect to shoot a black bear in the paw and expect lighting bolts from the heavens, you will do fine. Enjoy!
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:32 AM
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I inherited a mid-late 70s model 70 in 243 last summer and killed one of my biggest bucks with it this year. My advice is cherish it because they don't make em like they used to
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:34 AM
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My stepfather killed a lot of deer with the 243, in Rem. 742 and Browning BLR. I inherited the BLR last year when he passed away, and he wanted my kids to use it, but since they are not really ready for it, I have used it some this year. I wouldn't hesitate to go into the deer woods with this rifle.
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