Dantankerous Posted March 19, 2020 Share Posted March 19, 2020 I'm not going to argue the merits of a .243 vs larger calibers on larger game but from my deer hunting experience the only deer I did not drop with one shot from my .243 were the deer I missed. And they dropped quickly. All dead before they hit the ground? I don't know. Couple of 'em sure seemed to be lights out asap though. Are there perhaps better calibers? Probably. Sure. Did the .243 work just fine for me? Sure seemed to. Put quite a few white tails and big muleys in the freezer. If I was to go hunt deer now I'd use a Marlin 30-30 and keep my shots closer than 150 yards. Why not the .243? Cause I no longer have it. Sold it to a friend so she could hunt deer. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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