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post #27 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 09:07 PM
Scrub Buck
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 4
I also like the .243 but...

I started out one of my sons on a light .243 and he did very well with it.

For my daughters and my other son, I went with the .308 on a Browning Safari.

I had them use the Remington Reduced recoil loads. This is a much lighter recoil than the .243 I own but the killing power is better. At ranges of up to 150 yards I could not tell a difference between the reduced loads and the .308 full power or 30/06 full power with 165 grain.

These were shots on mule and whitetail deer.

For a young shooter I very highly recommend the reduced loads.

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