One of the reasons the 243 is not on my list of ideal medium game rifles is the range of factory ammo thats found on the shelfs in most big box stores.
You can grab yourself a box of 50 grain accutips and head out to the deer woods. But you should know better, right?
Is the 243 a great deer rifle? It can be about perfect with the right choice of ammo and the ability to make good shots.