Drop shot: greetings to you. I hunt in West Texas, on a palce where the shots don't get much over 150 yards, so I hunt with a .243 for the most part. Put the bullet in the right spot, you'll drop the deer. THat said, I've owned a 300 mag I used for longer shots on diff. ranches, but the one deer I killed at 250-260 yards had the other front shoulder blown off, so I got rid of the gun. (Those 300 mag shells have a little too much power for whitetails, IMHO. Don't like shooting past 200 yards anyways.) I've inherited my grandfather's 30-06, so I've got a gun that'll reach out if need be, but for the most part, it'll be that .243. Chips quoted a .270, a fine caliber as well. I've used a single shot .223 on a few varmits, and boy howdy, that's some fun hunting, a fun caliber, too.
Greetings TXVshooter,I like the 243,mine is a browning BLR and with hornady 100 gr spire point I shoot just under 2 inches for 3 shots at 100 yards.My daughter used it till she got married and it wears a leupold 3X9.It's a super antelope round,the two I shot with it dropped in there tracks.Under the heading of favorite calibers some one said 243,but you better hit what your aiming at,and I agree.I wasn't thinking when I first let my daughter use it and one got shot too far back and I hated it for her.We found the deer but I think it suffered.In well seasoned hands it's tops for deer and lopes,and such ,but not a beginners round.One year in montana we were getting 25.00 per coyote and I took 7 in 2 days and used 90 gr hornadys.Drop-Shot
TXVAshooter,if my back heals I'll be going this fall.The spring animals are not as nice as fall ones.I had back surgery in dec so I might be able to shoot this fall.I have not checked about prices yet but at worst there 15.00,I have seen 12.00 but I won't do it unless there paying 15.00 or better.Keep in touch.Drop-Shot
8pointduck I missed seeing your note that you just came over,Congrats and I've read some of your comments and you sound like a good hunter and a good hunter are mostly good people with little exception.Whats your favorite rifle and why?Drop-Shot
Hey Drop-shot, I would have to say my favorite would have to be my Browning A-Bolt .270 , then my custom Remington .300 mag. They are my most accurate rifles. I have others and use them all but those would be my goto guns.