Originally Posted by Old_Crow
The OP originally stated he likes a 30/06. Why should he settle for a woman's rifle to make you happy? I own 30/06 BARs I know what pain he is feeling. I would go nut's if I lost my BAR's. To be frank for hunting in thick woods a well made slug gun is 10x better than a 243. Broom straw grass will send a 243 five feet off target. This is one time you are so far off base you lost a lot of credibility with me.
You killed a deer so that make you an expert. .
Did i claim to be an expert? No. Then sit down and stop bragging.
Yes he said he likes the 30-06. It is a fantastic round. I own a rifle in -06 and not 243.
A 243 hitting a straw of grasss goes 5ft off target? Really? No it does not.
A 243 is not a woman's rifle. Elk have been taken with the 243. It is a great hunting round.
For under 150 yards like the op is talking about. A 30-06 is simply unnecessary. A 30-06 will not go through a bush and all of it's 1/8in twigs. 1/8 twig will deflect a 30-06 enough to screw up your shot. Will an -06 hit harder? Of course it will. But it is not needed. The op actually just said he always wanted a 243. And that he wanted a handi rifle. I suggested them to reaffirm his decision.
I have read some your other stuff and you never earned any credibility. All of your posts are degrading and "my way is the only way".
I hope you have a nice day mister crow