Originally Posted by Sniper03
Not the greatest caliber for deer hunting. And as some have stated State Laws also govern the rifle regarding capacity and etc. In addition a lot of states have laws concerning ammunition. Like no full metal jackets for example here in Tennessee! It obviously will work but not the best choice in calibers. We tested some 762X39s in Texas last year and had a lot of deer run some distance before dropping. Or multiple shots. And yes they were good hits that with a 243, 308, 30-06 and others would have dropped them DRT!
Yeah but any round can fail from time to times. I took a spike on the last night of regular season about 8 years ago with a .243 at no mor than about 40 yards.
Damn thing surprised me but I managed to get of a good shot to the vitals broadside as he spun to take off.
That deer ran about 150 years before going down and after skinning the deer I was amazed to find the round never penetrated the rib cage!
It had hit the very back of the right front leg muscle taking out a chunk the size of a quarter and left a perfect .243 cal side profile indent on one the ribs.
The inside of the rib cage was perfectly smooth and untouched!
To this day I'm still convinced that little bastard died of freight!