243 Winchester for smaller plains game?
Okay Gents - who here uses the 243 for plains game hunting? What do you hunt and what projectiles do you use?
I have not had much experience with the 243 in the field - other than using one in South Africa to dispatch a couple of Springbok for the pot on a friend's property. That it did without fuss using I think it was 90gn PMP factory rounds - and at a range of 300-350 metres.
I have just bought one and plan to load 80gn Barness TTSXs or possibly Nosler 90gn Accubonds. Here in Australia it should be ideal on pigs and fallow sized deer although I suspect that it would be adequate for red deer with good shot placement (isnt that always the case?) and premium projectiles.
I would be interested to hear what guys with experience have to say though.......