Thanks for all the info. I'm gonna take our 243 out tomorrow morning and see if I can have better luck than last weekend. I'd really like to get a chance to try it out. All we got last weekend was shot at by idiots on the road.
Good luck. I think the .243 is a great round for deer. It is also good for coyotes and varmints. It does a nice job of taking down a deer without too much wasted meat. It also is very flat shooting compared to other rounds with the approximate same energy such as the 30-30.
i shot a savage model 11 and my first time sighting it in at 100 yards i put a three group about the size of penny (it could just be luck too). and you can use it for many other small game animals and i buy whatever ammo is cheepest a fleet farm
I still think its the best rifle to use. I still have my .270 and I used to have a 30.06 but sold it. Killed lot more deer with the .243 and its easier to carry I hate lugging my .270 around I swear it feels like an old BAR. Just make sure you get a good scope.