Originally Posted by jack404
243 too small for deer ??
1x 22WMR ( it just walked out in front of me , i was chasing foxes , but 30 yards POP )
2x 223 60 yards and 130 (maybe a bit more but not that much )
1 x .17 Hmr ( never again ... got rid of it )
3x 5.56 nato all 100-140 yards ( ambush in a narrow pass from above )
the rest .308 and thats this year ... but as ya can see the listed ones are way under a .243's capabilities
wish i had a rifle today , on the train to the city today the biggest stag i ever saw here just watching over 3 ladies in a clearing 60 yards from the train line , not a care in the world
I deal with a lot of hunters who can not shoot paper, much less an animal when the adrenaline dump hits them. I like to ponder what the rifle they are equipped with will accomplish when less than ideal hits are the norm. I do not like the 6mm round for novice hunters. I like to figure in a pretty large forgiveness factor into the equation of round selection.