Originally Posted by JimRau
Correct you are. If you have the discipline and patients to wait for the PERFECT shot it is ok. But why not get a 7-08 and do it right. Save the 243 for the varmints, where it belongs!!!
Well Jim, the way I hunt, I would wait for a good clean shot even if I was hunting with a .338 LaPua. There's nothing wrong with bigger guns, but I don't want to put up with unnecessary recoil. I hunt everything today with a .30-06 and 150 grain Speer BTSP bullets at ~3000 FPS.
Folks tell me that it's too much gun for deer and antelope, and too little for elk and moose. Maybe.
But it's been many years since I had to shoot twice. Two moose and a bunch of elk in the last 10 years have gone down with one shot.
But, to each his own. I've used a 243 for deer and antelope in the past, and never lost one.