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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:16 am 
Hunter
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Location: Alabama, in the bend of the Tennessee River
I've never found the .243 inadequate for anything I've pointed it at. I like Nosler partitions in either 95 or 100 grain.

Nice hog!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:04 pm 
Hunter

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Congrats on a great porker. Great photo as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:58 pm 
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Mike Armstrong wrote:
Great pic! I've fund that the humble and much criticized .243 does very well on most big game smaller than elk. Needs a good bullet and a good shot. (But you tend to BE a better shot with it because you aren't flinching....).

Let me see. Hmmm, the .243 is an .308 necked down. How does that equate to less flinching? I actually found the .243 harder to shoot than the .308. It gave me whiplash! Good shot, I am glad you enjoy the .243.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:31 pm 
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Because it's 100 grain bullets vs 150-165 grain bullets. WAY less recoil impulse to transmit to the shooter.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:48 am 
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6GUNSONLY wrote:
Because it's 100 grain bullets vs 150-165 grain bullets. WAY less recoil impulse to transmit to the shooter.

Hmm maybe. A friend had a .243 and a 30/06 both Remington, both bolt guns, topped with the same scope. He gave me five rounds of each caliber. The 06 rolled me back. The .243 had a sharp short impulse that I couldn’t tolerate. I returned 3 rounds of the .243. I bought a .308. We buy what works for us. I have heard of a lot of game taken with the .243.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:24 am 
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Nice! I want to try that here in WI. someday.


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