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Old November 17, 2011, 10:11 AM   #1
Yankee Doodle
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Join Date: December 5, 2004
Location: NY state
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Perhaps a stupid question

Over the years, I have hunted whitetail deer with numerous calibers. Mostly in a revolver. I have taken deer out to 75 yards (most were much closer)with the following;
.44 Spl.
.44 Mag
.45 Colt
.45 ACP
.454 Casull
.357 Mag.
.38 Spl. (one time only)
I have just acquired a .243 rifle that I am going to be using this year. I have been reading that the .243 is "barely adequate" for deer, and a more powerful caliber should be used.
Am I missing something here? None of the calibers I have used in the past are even close to the energy and penetration of the .243. What gives?
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