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.243 taking down big deer?

Old 12-12-2005, 01:14 AM
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Just for your guy's opinions. Is a .243 a good big whitetail, muley rifle? How far does the gun go? I have a 30.06 and can't stand the kick anymore. I'm wanting to get a Savage .243
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:19 AM
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I have no problem with either a .243 or 6mm for deer, even larger deer. However, my preference would be for a .25 caliber, like a .257 Roberts ora .25-06. Both are capable of shooting 120 grain bullets accurately, yet recoil is still mild. These calibers (both .243 and .25) are capable of taking a deer at nearly any range you are comfortable shooting.
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:30 AM
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Sounds good. I love the .243's, it's a good women's gun IMO
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:34 AM
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I wouldent hessatate to take white tail with it I dont know about mulies
there a little bit bigger, but other than that its a pretty capable cartridge
for medium sized deer.
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:54 AM
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Sounds good. I love the .243's, it's a good women's gun IMO

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Old 12-12-2005, 06:01 AM
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Consider a 7mm08 ...not as much recoil as the 06 but about the same muzzle velocity

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Old 12-12-2005, 06:05 AM
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Consider a 7mm08 ...not as much recoil as the 06 but about the same muzzle velocity

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Old 12-12-2005, 06:08 AM
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I prefer the (1.) 6.5mmSwede, (2.) 7mm-08, (3.) .243
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:12 AM
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Depends on how dead you want him. Seriously a .243 will take any deer you want to shoot as long as you do your job with shot placement. A friend of mine says they use to shoot elk in Idaho with a .243.
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:47 AM
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I have killed more deer with a .243 then any other gun. If you can shot its a dead deer. If you can't shot then get a bigger gun....its what most people do.....

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