Re: 30-06 or 243 deer?
+1 on the .243 as a deer round. Three deer currently in our freezers were taken by a friend with a .243. As a point of interest perhaps, I once read a pre-WW1 American Rifleman article, or perhaps it was an opinion page, in which the writer expressed his thoughts that the recently adopted Springfield M1903 in 30'06 might be overkill for deer. My, how times have changed.