You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion >

.243 bullet weight and or style.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
Lifetime Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
robocop10mm's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 11,395
Liked 4136 Times on 2111 Posts
Likes Given: 523


Generally a boat tail is less reliable in game than a flat base. A flat base should retain weight better. For small whitetail, you are probably fine.
In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball
robocop10mm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
BlueTurf's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise,ID
Posts: 1,038
Liked 45 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 29


Like with any other round used for hunting, shot placement is the first consideration. It is not wise to try to make up for a poorly-placed shot with a heavier bullet. A good shot with a 100-grain bullet out of a .243 will stop a deer in its tracks.
BlueTurf is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
meplat vs bullet weight lonewolf101 Ammunition & Reloading 8 11-27-2011 02:34 PM
best bullet weight thomarbau General Rifle Discussion 6 11-25-2011 06:14 PM
9mm PD Bullet Weight Tackleberry1 Semi-Auto Handguns 1 04-16-2010 07:57 AM
What bullet weight would assumably be best dteed4094 General Rifle Discussion 6 12-07-2009 01:22 AM
optimal bullet weight matt g Ammunition & Reloading 15 11-05-2007 03:39 AM