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Old 03-03-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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Which do you think is best for deer

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Old 03-03-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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in all reality, i think 243 is near teh minimum for a good sized white tail, but i just gotta take every chance i can to say how great i think the round is.

i vote 243

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Old 03-04-2010, 12:29 AM   #3
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They both do the same job, just the 270 will do it alittle farther out and the 243 with alittle less recoil.

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Ok thanks guys I own a 270win, but my father in law keeps trying to get me to get a 243win. I always thoght the where kind on the small side for deer, but I keep hearing alot of good things about them does anybody have any experince with the 243wssm, If I did go with one Ive thought about that one.

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Old 03-04-2010, 08:05 AM   #5
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The 243 wssm is not worth the effort unless you are a handloader and have some small niche for it. A standard .243 can do just as well and the cost/availabilty in factory ammunition further setbacks the wssm. I have owned both, got rid of the wssm.... its a good idea, but only seemingly so in larger calibers.


.243 has been my favorite caliber for white tail and moose all my short hunting life. I have taken over 50 NC/SC/VA whitetails with .243 and several moose.

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You said the 243win, will do as much as the 243wssm, do you reckin its the same for the 270win and the 270wsm?

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Im also looking into buying a magnum rifle just havent made up my mind, what I want yet.

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Old 03-04-2010, 12:14 PM   #8
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If you have a good 270 Win., you are capable of handling any game in north america, except the big bears in close quarters. The only reason I could see going bigger, is if you want to hunt grizzly bear on up. For that task, the 338Win. mag is an excellent choice. If you want only two rifles to hunt world wide, it would be hard to beat the 270Win. and the 375H&H mag.
That's my two cents, and probably worth a little less.

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Old 03-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #9
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Between the two you have listed, I would go with the 270.win. The 243wssm isn't worth the extra money you pay when buying bullets. I think a better all around cartridge for you would be 300 wsm ot 30-06

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Inside 300yrds its academic or a matter of personal preference either is and excellent hunting round shot place ment is, as always the key. A heart, lung/ shoulder shot with either will bring down anything on four legs on this continent short of a Griz or a Polar bear and I know both of them have been taken with both rounds.

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