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knitepoet wrote: »
The thing I find most entertaining are the folks who champion the 243 and pooh pooh the 223. I guess that 0.020" (yep 2/100ths) of an inch make ALL the difference.
A GOOD hit with a properly constructed bullet from either will kill a deer quite nicely, and a poor hit from either (OR anything larger for that matter) won't, plain and simple.
(And for the record, never been a fan of the 243, nothing wrong with it I guess, just doesn't warm the cockles of my heart)
Cheetoh734 wrote: »
According to the Hornady website a 95gr .243 SST has roughly twice the energy of the 60gr .223 Interlock American Whitetail out to 200 yards...both are hunting loads not mil spec or plinking stuff.
And the 139gr 7mm-08 SST (my personal choice for a beginner) has more than twice the energy out to 200 yards.
And for the record, I wouldn't buy a .243 either, doesn't do much for me. The 7mm-08 or .308 is the lightest big game cartridge I personally would/have buy/bought at this time, but have less than 10 hunting rifles....so far.
Zee wrote: »
I'm enjoying this argument.
Wambli Ska wrote: »
The deer in my current neck of the woods are so tiny you could snuff their light with a well placed slingshot hit. :roll:
bisley wrote: »
I taught my grandsons to wait for a right-angle broadside and aim at the crease at the back side of the shoulder, 1/3 to 1/2 of the way up from the bottom of the chest. If they miss a little low, they will still destroy the heart. If they miss a little high, they still wreck the major arteries between heart and lungs, and probably hit both lungs. A head or neck shot is DRT, but also much more likely to be a moving target, so there's a better margin of error for a kill shot to shoot for the heart-lung shot, on a true broadside, and then you just have to be still for a few minutes and the deer will be nearby.
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