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Will a .243 "drop" a deer quickly?

Old 09-21-2008, 01:44 AM
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A .243 will drop a doe right in her tracks.
A .243 will drop a small 4 point fork-horn right in his tracks.
A .243 will even drop a nice 6 pointer.
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But a .243 might drop a 250 lb monster 10 pointer where he stood, you'd just have to be real accurate with your shot.


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Old 09-21-2008, 07:01 AM
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A few years ago I looked for a gun that my young kids could shoot well (minimal recoil) and was adequate for whitetail. I ended up with a Remington in .243 with a youth stock.

Fantastic! It is light, compact, accurate, and fun to shoot.

I have used it exclusively myself for hunting whitetail the past 5 years. No complaints about effectiveness. It dropped in its tracks a "monster" 8-pointer.

Definitely does not look "macho" when standing next to the guys with the win and weatherby mags. But the results speak for themselves. Plus I don't complain about lugging around a heavy rifle all day like those guys do.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:12 AM
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A .243 will drop a doe right in her tracks.
A .243 will drop a small 4 point fork-horn right in his tracks.
A .243 will even drop a nice 6 pointer.
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But a .243 might drop a 250 lb monster 10 pointer where he stood, you'd just have to be real accurate with your shot.

I'll call BS on this...After over 150 deer and 5 black bears, two that were pushing 350 pounds I know better...

Of course, if you have more experience with the round than I, please feel free to correct me...
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:36 AM
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A .243 will drop a doe right in her tracks.
A .243 will drop a small 4 point fork-horn right in his tracks.
A .243 will even drop a nice 6 pointer.
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.
.
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But a .243 might drop a 250 lb monster 10 pointer where he stood, you'd just have to be real accurate with your shot.

I'll call BS on this...After over 150 deer and 5 black bears, two that were pushing 350 pounds I know better...

Of course, if you have more experience with the round than I, please feel free to correct me...
Of course a 243 will kill deer consistently, heck a 22 will kill a deer. Its all about shot placement.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:12 AM
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A .243 will drop a doe right in her tracks.
A .243 will drop a small 4 point fork-horn right in his tracks.
A .243 will even drop a nice 6 pointer.
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.
.
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But a .243 might drop a 250 lb monster 10 pointer where he stood, you'd just have to be real accurate with your shot.

What about a 220 pound 10 pointer? what will it do to that? I think I know the answer

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Old 09-21-2008, 12:37 PM
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in a heartbeat litterally
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:55 PM
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Just like any caliber, a deer hit in the right spot will go down, but the .243 is still a girly gun.That being said, I will stick with my .270.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:13 PM
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Rory/MO.... Nice buck!

Did the .243 literally drop that 10 pointer in his tracks, or did he run, say, 50 yards before he dropped?

Guys, I'm not bashing a .243 okay? It's a great rifle. I own a .308 which I love dearly. The .243 is just a necked down .308and is accurate as hell. But then the .308 will drop anything on this continent too, with proper shot placement.

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Old 09-21-2008, 07:17 PM
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Rory/MO.... Nice buck!

Did the .243 literally drop that 10 pointer in his tracks, or did he run, say, 50 yards before he dropped?

Guys, I'm not bashing a .243 okay? It's a great rifle. I own a .308 which I love dearly. The .243 is just a necked down .308and is accurate as hell. But then the .308 will drop anything on this continent too, with proper shot placement.
It's my brother's, and yes, straight down.
I actually moved up from a .243 to the .308 and am glad I switched, but I still wouldn't be afraid to pull out the old .243 either.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:43 PM
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was that your bro's first deer?
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