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Old November 12, 2012, 03:58 PM   #12
ms6852
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For humane kills I would recommend the 243 for your intended purpose. Though my brother just killed a 9 point white tail using a 55 gr Monarch soft point, he was plain lucky. Deer was at 100 yds bullet took out both lungs. My brother is a great shot but in this case I still say he was lucky. The bullet never struck bone, it went between the rib cage. I believe had it struck bone the circumstance might have been different. I am a firm believer of behind the ear shots with such small calibers.
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