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.243 Caliber Best one to Go with
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/19/2018 | B Raleigh

Posted on 07/19/2018 4:40:49 AM PDT by w1n1

In the gun world we all like to talk about which gun or caliber is better than the other.
This goes the same in the hunting world as well.
Something that hunters and semi-seasoned hunters talk about is the best deer rifle/caliber. For the non-hunters most will only think of the 30-06 or 308.

All the old favorites are normally there, like the classic Marlin, Remington and Ruger rifles.
They go back and forth on what’s better between a .270 Winchester, a 308 Winchester and a 30-06 Springfield.
But, some experienced hunters will tell you go with the .243 caliber rifle.
This hunting rifle may be smaller than most, but it packs a pretty good punch on whitetail.

The .243 Winchester cartridge was initially designed as a target/varmint round, it may be used for animals such as coyotes, black tail deer, whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorns, and wild hogs.
This .243 is light, small and perfect for beginning deer hunters. However, this rifle caliber doesn't just stop there. Read the rest of the .243 caliber here.


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1 posted on 07/19/2018 4:40:49 AM PDT by w1n1
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To: w1n1

.270


2 posted on 07/19/2018 4:50:01 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: w1n1

my fave: 25/06. Same powder as 30/06 but smaller lead, flatter trajectory


3 posted on 07/19/2018 4:53:13 AM PDT by genetic homophobe (Trump: the only effective weapon we have to deal with the donor class.)
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To: w1n1

7.62 x 54R


4 posted on 07/19/2018 4:53:23 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: 2111USMC

I have a 243......want to buy it???


5 posted on 07/19/2018 5:03:57 AM PDT by mastertex
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To: w1n1

I would not call something as large, aggressive and dangerous as a wild hog, a “varmint”.


6 posted on 07/19/2018 5:06:36 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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To: w1n1

The ONLY time I’ve had to shoot a whitetail deer twice was with my .243. I sold the rifle shortly thereafter and went back to my .270.


7 posted on 07/19/2018 5:07:05 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: hitting center of mass)
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Although, truth be told, that .243 dropped a feral hog like a wet dishrag.


8 posted on 07/19/2018 5:08:48 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: hitting center of mass)
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To: 2111USMC

When you want to hunt the next county over ... from your front porch.


9 posted on 07/19/2018 5:15:55 AM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensational perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: w1n1

Click bait!!!

243 for hunting? It is barely legal in Colorado.


10 posted on 07/19/2018 5:22:53 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: w1n1

If you’re hunting in brushy country the 30-30 doesn’t deflect when it hits a twig.


11 posted on 07/19/2018 5:31:47 AM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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To sum up this article, some people like the .243 and have used it to kill a variety of animals and think it’s the best.


12 posted on 07/19/2018 5:37:09 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The first step in ending the war on white people is to recognize it exists.)
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13 posted on 07/19/2018 5:40:43 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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Other than recoil, why would anyone buy a .243 over a .308 for a deer rifle? When it comes to recoil, the .308 is not a brutal gun to shoot.


14 posted on 07/19/2018 5:54:50 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Hillary: A unique blend of arrogance, incompetence, and corruption.)
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It is if you’re a pussy.


15 posted on 07/19/2018 6:03:42 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Splodyhead is the only cure for MAGAphobia)
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.243 is not my choice for hunting large game; I prefer the .308. With that said, I like the .243. I took my first deer with one. It’s got decent ballistics out to about 200yds, then it falls off pretty quickly, and moves pretty fast. Shot placement becomes a much bigger issue with it .vs larger rounds. It’ll get the job done, though.


16 posted on 07/19/2018 6:09:31 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (To close with and destroy....)
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To: w1n1

Answer: 6.5 Creedmoor


17 posted on 07/19/2018 6:50:57 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Keepin' it analog.)
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I worked a “hunter sight in day” at the range I belong to several years ago. The most common caliber was .243. The second most common was 30-30. It looks to me like most people don’t like recoil.

Also, seeing the results of the sighting targets scared the hell out of me.


18 posted on 07/19/2018 7:26:53 AM PDT by jim_trent
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I took my first deer with a .243, but it’s not my go-to choice. For close-in situations, my go-to deer rifle is a Marlin 1895 in .45-70; big bullet, quick kill, limited damage (aside from the hole). For medium to longer ranges, i.e., all-around, a 6.5 mm/.260 is my choice. But, for REALLY long range shooting, hands down, a 7mm STW.


19 posted on 07/19/2018 7:50:54 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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We have a .243. We never shoot it but we just figure it will come in handy someday if the grid goes down. 😊
20 posted on 07/19/2018 8:49:03 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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