Originally Posted by robertusa123
whats the average range you can expect to get for a winchecter 70 chambered in 243. i will be mounting a scope
I think you are asking, "What is the maximum effective range"......??? It depends on the animal. I have harvested a lot of bear and caribou with the .243 Win. out to 300 yards. But for moose I would keep it to about 150/175 yards.
I have had hunters harvest caribou at 100 yards and found the bullet had traveled through five feet of meat, from just under the chin to skin near the anal orifice.
With quality bullets the .243 Win. is a fine cartridge. After 34 years of professional hunting, I now use a Winchester Model 70 in .243 for everything but Brown Bear.