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CaseyChadwell 11-19-2009 04:25 PM

.243 75 grain v-max
I just bought my 8 year old a Mossberg .243 bolt action rifle for his ninth birthday. I was looking to buy him some bulk ammo too and seen that I can get 75 grain V-Max $1.14 a round from Cabelas. My question is should I get him these for him to hunt deer with? I have always thought of the .243 as the best deer round for where I live at in Kentucky because they dump all their energy into the animal under 100 yards. But, I have never hunted with that round with anything less than 85 grain bullet, it works well.

Thanks for the input, let the suggestions begin.

Dcomf 11-19-2009 05:29 PM

Stick with the 100 grain bullets for deer. The "don't use anything less than 300mag 180grainers" will be along here shortly to tell you how inadequately your kid is armed. :D

jpattersonnh 11-19-2009 06:32 PM

I agree w/ 100gr! Check out this site, VG pricing. Winchester Power Point 100gr, .84 ea.
.243 : Ammunition To Go

cpttango30 11-19-2009 06:34 PM

V-Max bullets are not for big game. They are for VARMINTS.

I would say I agree with the other guys 100 gr + If you wanted to use 85gr Barns or other premium bullets you may get away with them.

CaseyChadwell 11-22-2009 01:27 AM

I used his rifle the other day to a doe. I was using 85 grain Interlocks, they messed that deer up! It is the worst damage I have ever seen a bullet do to a deer in all my years hunting. I think I will get him a couple of boxes of those and let him have at 'em.

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