30-06 or 243 deer?

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by remington1990, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Dog Soldier

    Dog Soldier Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    The Great Desert
    It depends where you hunt. A hunter in the Rocky Mtn. west shooting across wind swept slopes at 9,000" would not choose a .243 WCF. The 7MM Remington and .300 Mags are a better choice for the big heavy Mtn. moss horns. The 7MM was developed for hunting in Northern Wyoming in the 1960s. There was a reason and it has not changed.;)


    Jan 29, 2012

  3. Which one do you shoot best? Which one would you rather carry for a couple of hours in heavy brush going up and down hills and crawling over large rocks. Deer will not care, won't notice the difference, dead is dead.
  4. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I like the 243 myself. I also have heard some good things about the 7mm-08
  5. tango1niner

    tango1niner Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    rural upstate NY
    I like the '06 but a .243 with 100 gr. Nosler partitions works very, very well.
  6. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I'm biased towards the good ole '06

    and like an old timer told me a few years ago, "3 quarters is better than no quarters!"

    The difference in damage I'd say is pretty small between those two with the same type of bullet. Velocity has quite a bit to do with damage in either of those calibers. Shot placement is what makes all the difference. A head shot with either one will take about anything on this continent and won't spoil any meat. (unless you eat brains, I do not :D)
  7. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Gotta agree with that and my thoughts exactly!
    We havent got a rifle season here for deer, but with all other hunting....
    NOTHING like a good head shot. :thumbsup:
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