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dog1 09-16-2008 01:42 PM

RE: Advise on a .243
I also have a savage in 243. I honestly believe, if you can see it, the 243 can kill it. I load my on loads and am partial to the Sierra Game Kings in 100 area. I have also taken wild hogs with it with no problem. dog1

timbercruiser 09-16-2008 01:49 PM

RE: Advise on a .243
I had a friend that lived in Montana for several years and he said he and his friends used the .243 on big mule deer and elk all the time. Shot placement.

Indiana SmokePole 09-16-2008 01:52 PM

RE: Advise on a .243

Nope Nope not a goog cal. at all you won't like it at all , so you can just send it to me for hunting ground squirrls LOL.

All joking aside IMO the 243 is one of the best short or long range Rifles around . I had 2 Rem 788 in 243 back years ago and like a dummy sold them. It will kill an animal farther than you will ever want to shoot at one trust me . I used a 100gr Winchester JSP right off thestore shelves and it did fantastic. Blew right threw shoulders like cutting hot butter.

CMURPHY 09-16-2008 02:09 PM

RE: Advise on a .243
So it sounds like everyone thinks this is a pretty sweet cal. I cant wait to send some rounds down range and I hope i get a chance this season to see how it performs.. Thanks for all the info guys..

Hurricanespg 09-16-2008 04:49 PM

RE: Advise on a .243
You will have fun shooting it, it is a nice recoil friendly round that will give you more than enough power to kill deer. I have used a lot of different loads, but I probably like the Hornady 100gr BTSP, and 100gr Winchester Super X's best.

A11en 09-16-2008 06:27 PM

RE: Advise on a .243
I bought a youth model .243 for my boys.It was a pleasure to shoot and after seeing how it performed on deer I went out and bought one for me. A Rem 700 SS Mountain rifle with a zeiss conquest 4.5x14x4mm. I'm comfortable taking deer out to 300 yards easy. I believe it is adequate for 400 yards , I just don't practice enough.

I shoot remington core lock when hunting in NC. I will use Federal premium tripple shock when I head to CO for mule deer

maritime363 09-16-2008 06:32 PM

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federal vital shok, 100 gr NP-- great load for bigger deer-- Also consistently usethe 95 NBT for deer, antelope-- my son took his buck at about 275 yards--great gun, flat and fast.

jkm03003 09-17-2008 07:43 PM

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I use the 95 grain Winchester Silvertip and they work great. I have killed several nice bucks with it andhavent had a deer run over 25 yds after a shot. From ranges of 150yds to as close as 35yds. Good bullet and good caliber

Bocajnala 09-17-2008 08:04 PM

RE: Advise on a .243
You will like it as a deer rifle. Shoot several types and weights through it and find what works best. As said several times, it's range will probably be farther than your range!
Good luck!

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