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Old 08-14-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Any good or bad to say about this gun. Just looking for a cheap gun to predator hunt, one I can cammo up etc. Where I hunt there are big power lines and fields where you can see forever.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...O%20BLK%20SYN/

After doing some ballistic test the 243 had some of the best results.

http://ballisticscalculator.winchester.com/
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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I had one years ago,it was a savage 110 Very good deer gun.I now have a 22-250 to play with,that chart you have seems to show great things for the lil 22
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If it's good enough for Pronghorns it should be fine for 'yotes .
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
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I've got 2 243s, a Remington and a bar. I love the Remington, can put 3-4 shots inside a quarter at 100yds. And there's no recoil!
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We killed 2 yotes last year with my .243 90 grain ballistic tip. Drops them on the spot if you don't gut shoot em like I did... I prefer that because they run off and die where I don't have to bury them.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
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The .243 Winchester caliber is a dog gone great coyote caliber bar-none! The wife shot one for several years on deer in our state, when she was recovering from Mr. C!!! She had to give up her .338/06 for awhile and elk hunting but the .243 cal. is one heck of a "song dog" caliber. She uses a 75 grn bullet and they don't take many steps afterwards. On whitetail deer she uses a 105 grn bullet and it works like a magic wond to put them down for the count. We both have model 70 Winchesters in that caliber.
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I've got 2 243s, a Remington and a bar. I love the Remington, can put 3-4 shots inside a quarter at 100yds. And there's no recoil!
No doubt. I've been shooting 95 gr SST with a hundred yard zero and tracking hasn't been a problem. From pigs to deer with an odd bobcat (neck shot). My Rem bolt is a meat getter.
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A 243 is a good choice, ammo will not take the fun out of shooting it
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Perfect rifle
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