View Full Version : rossi trifecta .243 for whitetail and?

November 27, 2011, 09:43 PM
wondering how good this gun would be for hunting whitetails is central ny where i am.. you have to use slug guns in my county but when i go to my friends property in the next county over and thought this would work ok for when i head over there.. any opinions and accuracy reports would be nice :D

Brian Pfleuger
November 27, 2011, 10:11 PM
Yes, it would. So long as it's accurate. The 243 is a fine cartridge for deer. With proper ammo selection, to distances well beyond the capabilities of "most" shooters.

However, and no offense, since you're asking about accuracy I have to assume you haven't used the gun? Never hunt with an untested gun. Tested by YOU.

November 28, 2011, 12:11 AM
ya i havent tested it yet but i am.. i think pretty highly of my shooting capabilities ( i win quite a few local competitions) just hoping this gun will be accurate to 200 maybe 300 yards

Brian Pfleuger
November 28, 2011, 08:07 AM
Ah, ok. I don't see 200 yards being a problem for deer with virtually any modern rifle. I'd be surprised if it wasn't good enough for 300.
Shoot at 6" paper plates. Any range you can hit 10 out of 10 is good enough for deer.
Just make sure you don't pick a varmint bullet for deer.

November 28, 2011, 06:48 PM
ya thats for sure. i bet some idiot goes out with 55 grain v-max bullets and trys 2 kill a white tail somewhere :confused::mad:

Brian Pfleuger
November 28, 2011, 07:31 PM
That exact thing was recently reported in another thread.... 55gr 22-250 with handloads at starting load levels.:rolleyes:

Good luck with your hunt. I've been hunting all around Cornell, Cayuga Heights, Lansing areas and am not having a year with lots of deer. Got my biggest buck ever though, so I can't complain.

Between Hanshaw Rd and Forest Home Dr, If you're curious.:)


November 28, 2011, 08:33 PM
Nice one! glad to see somebody else on here that actually hunts the area that i do!! i hunt near nyseg on the north side of mount pleasant

Doug S
November 28, 2011, 09:23 PM
Used a 243 with 95gr Winchester BallisticSilvertips to kill an 8 point buck today. It went less than 15 yards after being shot. First time I've used a 243 to deer hunt, but I wasn't disappointed.

Doug S
December 9, 2011, 07:00 PM
Shot a decent doe this morning. Dressed out at 110lbs. Another one shot stop for the 243, and the 95gr Winchester Ballistic Tip.