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.243 taking down big deer?

Old 12-12-2005, 04:41 PM
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hmmmmmmm....lets see...I'm about 5'1, maybe 5'2 with shoes...weigh about 110 points (probably more now due to darn college....nuttin better to do but eat), but gots lots of muscle . I'm not saying I can't handle the 30.06, (unless I'm sighting the darn thing in, then it's a bruiser), but last year I missed one because I jumped to the right when it shot...this year I used my boyfriend's .243 (lol, go ahead and laugh), and I shot one (with one shot)and went down at 150 yards.
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:37 PM
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whitetail...We don't waste any of the deer we kill...I am from a big family and have alot of cousins/nephews/in-laws/friends...Growing up in the country you know everbody and we have several families that are glad to see us drive up with a deer for them...

Using a .243 doesn't have a thing to do with your size...I'm 6ft 5 inches and weigh 235...I've heard that "stuff" all my life from my 2 brothers...I just tell them that they aren't good enough to hunt with a .243...In the '70s I actually useda 22-250.

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Old 12-12-2005, 05:43 PM
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I know this is getting small, but I've seen people kill a deer with a .223! shot placement
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:21 PM
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I know this is getting small, but I've seen people kill a deer with a .223! shot placement


And many with .22-250!
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:50 PM
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Like others said, they can be killed with a 22 rimfire and in some states they are legal. I like a 25 caliber minimum but thats just me.
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:17 PM
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its go-to-jail-for-long-time here if you shoot a deer with anything smaller than a 243. I tried to have a guy arrested for shooting a doe from his truck with a .22 but there wasn't enough proof, just my word against his. I met him at the local gas station a few weeks later and gave him some "good" advice/GW-won't-be-called-the-next -time-around"about what could happen to him the next time I seen him do that. I've never seen him since.
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:22 PM
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I agree. However there are some states that allow 22 Rimfire. That makes them Legal but it don't make them deer rifles. In our state the 223and up are legal deer rifles.
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:28 PM
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I think MO is .243 & up, maybe a 223...don't quote me on that though.
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:31 PM
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I agree. However there are some states that allow 22 Rimfire. That makes them Legal but it don't make them deer rifles. In our state the 223and up are legal deer rifles.


James, Florida says center fire.....I quess we can use .17 Rem.
Smallest I have used is .243....
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:39 PM
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Whitetaildeer,


Try installing a Sims Limbsaver recoil pad on your '06. Those things really tame down recoil.
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