Originally Posted by Zane71464
By more meat in the freezer, I was just more-so suggesting that the .243 with, say, 100gr. SP will do less damage with a well placed shot, versa the .06 with a heavier load and differnt style bullet.
I've seen feller's with .30-06 calibers go "wackco" on what they are trying to take down (after falling short of a well-placed shot) and do alot of damage to the body of an animal.
The right set-up, bullet and powder grains and shot placement can do as well, but the .243 cal. has alot less recoil and can over-all, help with proper shot placement.
ahh.. my misunderstanding.. yes.. I agree in that sense.. a 243 while taking the game may do less meat damage than a 3006 taking the same game ( both equaly capable to TAKE sm-med game.. just one doing so with more finesse ).
I actually experienced that I think. i took a hog recently and .. well.. he turned and I blew his side out. wasted a shoulder and ribs on that side.
can't say a 243 wouldn't have done that either.. but it was what it was. he turned rigth as I was fireing and it made a bad angle shot.
he didn't run any though.. I'd rather they drop than track a blood trail thru the woods..