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Old 06-17-2010, 11:56 PM   #11
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The .243 win is better than the .270 win in my opinion.. Ive owned plenty of them and the .243 win is superior. So if u are looking to buy a gun for whitetail, moose, fox, wolf or anything like that then go with the .243 win and also i only like the winchester dont go with that piece of crap wssm
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:13 AM   #12
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I have a 6mmRem (twin of the .243) and a .270. If your shot will, positively, be under 100 yards, either will work fine. If you may have a few shots over 250 yds, the .270 is hands down the best. 100 to 250, I like the extra pi-zaz from the .270.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:39 AM   #13
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.243 is more of a varmint gun,bare minimum deer killer,and the choice of women hunters.A .270win is extremely powerful,especially with some of the new loads pushing about 3,000ft lbs of muzzle energy.
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.243 is more of a varmint gun,bare minimum deer killer,and the choice of women hunters.A .270win is extremely powerful,especially with some of the new loads pushing about 3,000ft lbs of muzzle energy.
i think you me 3000 ft at the muzzle not energy im sorry i miss spoke ninjatoth i did the math you were right.......... Here in western WY many bought 243 for there wives to hunt deer and elk with mainly be cause they wanted another rifle to hunt varnints

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i think you me 3000 ft at the muzzle not energy im sorry i miss spoke ninjatoth i did the math you were right.......... Here in western WY many bought 243 for there wives to hunt deer and elk with mainly be cause they wanted another rifle to hunt varnints
Wyoming? .243 for Elk? .270 is a good round, I don't care for it it. .223 is a varmint round. .308, 8x57, 6.5x55, 9.3x57 are whitetail and add 7mmRM for Elk. All within there effective distances.
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i shot a 270 for many years and i loved it. the 270 will have alot more knock down power also.

i vote 270!
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Wyoming? .243 for Elk? .270 is a good round, I don't care for it it. .223 is a varmint round. .308, 8x57, 6.5x55, 9.3x57 are whitetail and add 7mmRM for Elk. All within there effective distances.
i dont like the 243 for elk but like i said they bought for there wives so they could have i another gun. Most wives dont hunt much and when they do shoot its at a 100 yards broad side and husband is there with his rifle of choice. my choice is a 338 mag for 25 years be for that i shot a 270 pre 64 Winchester. i have a buddy who has hunted elk his whole life with a 243 he dose not shoot until he know for sure its going to be a good shot, and he is one.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:35 PM   #18
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I'd sure like to know how in the world you think the .243 is "superior" to the .270?? You need to think again because the .270 whups the .243 badly in regards to energy and killing power. I've had both too and the .270 is still going strong when the .243 conks out on energy out at about 450-500 yards.




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The .243 win is better than the .270 win in my opinion.. Ive owned plenty of them and the .243 win is superior. So if u are looking to buy a gun for whitetail, moose, fox, wolf or anything like that then go with the .243 win and also i only like the winchester dont go with that piece of crap wssm
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I'm going to state ballistics facts comparing Hornady ammo,the hottest variation of the two calibers they offer and let you decide.Their SST superperformance 95gr .243 is 3,185fps@muzzle for a muzzle energy of 2,139ft lbs energy,and at 300 yards that .243 is going 2,402fps for an energy of 1,217ft lbs energy.Now for the .270,their 140 grn SST superperformance is 3,090 fpsand 2,968ft lbs energy@ muzzle and 2,526fps and 1,983 ft lbs energy at 300 yards..The .270 at 300 yards is darn near what a .243 is at muzzle.
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The .270 is much more forgiving of slight errors in aiming. With the .243, you'd better hit dead on or you'll have a tracking job with not much blood trail. Friend of my Dad's used a .243, and he often had to track his, whereas the deer shot with the .270's and the ought-sixes generally dropped within sight.
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