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Old February 20, 2013, 12:28 PM   #89
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[I'll disagree with the .243. While yes, it is a suitable deer caliber it can also be a deer wounder in the hands of an inexperienced hunter.]

So can anything else.
I have killed deer with a .243, .270, .300 Wby, and 7MM Rem Mag.
The .243 has as high percentage of in the track kills as the other cartridges. I have killed 2 antelope with it at slightly over 500 yards without any difficulty.

Of the OP I would go with the .243.

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14  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
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