Bah humbug; the 243 is a satisfactory deer gun, but why go minimal? I use a standard caliber, even considered large by some... a 300win. It anchored five out of six deer I took this year, the fourth deer, an adult doe, did manage eighty yards. Shots varied from 20 yards to 440 yards. I also use a 30-30 on occasion, retired are the 30'06, and .270.
Bah, Humbug.... Why use a miminal or maximum round (.300 Win.)..
I use a .270 with 130gr. handloads and all but one of my deer have been DRT except one that didn't know he was dead and walked about 10 steps and dropped..
Why be doubtful or get beat to death... LONG LIVE JACK O'CONNOR'S .270 WINCHESTER....
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