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    Why the 243 is ideal for the elderly

    Now let get one thing straight, I am deliberately trying to start an arguement here

    The 22 250 is know as a barrel burner, but not much is said of the 243.
    The 243 is an over bore cartridge that has a barrel life ,maybe 1500-2000 rds, same as the 22 250.
    People who buy a 243 usually expect it to last forever, it won't.
    The 243 , in my opinion, should have been strangled at birth, it should have never taken off.
    The only reason it did was because Remington never pushed the 6mm enough.

    It's fucken hopeless, A 100 gr bullet in the real world barely makes 2800.
    To make it accurate out to 500yrds plus,you have rebarrel.
    To make it accurate at 200 you have to use lighter bullets.
    It doesn't do anything a decent Varmint rifle won't do and it doesn't do anything a decent Rifle will do.


    I will add other things as I think about them.
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    They have great 'wounding' ability on deer and pig
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Now let get one thing straight, I am deliberately trying to start an arguement here

    The 22 250 is know as a barrel burner, but not much is said of the 243.
    The 243 is an over bore cartridge that has a barrel life ,maybe 1500-2000 rds, same as the 22 250.
    People who buy a 243 usually expect it to last forever, it won't.
    The 243 , in my opinion, should have been strangled at birth, it should have never taken off.
    The only reason it did was because Remington never pushed the 6mm enough.

    It's fucken hopeless, A 100 gr bullet in the real world barely makes 2800.
    To make it accurate out to 500yrds plus,you have rebarrel.
    To make it accurate at 200 you have to use lighter bullets.
    It doesn't do anything a decent Varmint rifle won't do and it doesn't do anything a decent Rifle will do.


    I will add other things as I think about them.

    my 18" still gets 2900 fps with a 105gr an shoots sub moa to 1000m, was 3085fps when was 24"

    i wont rebarrel 243 again but its good as any other in my opinion, i have lost few pigs with it but they where to big for it an shot placement wasnt that flash.


    you have bad run?

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    There was a chap over at the other place shooting Tahr with one at quite long ranges, and didn't Gimp do ok with one too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tui_man2 View Post
    i wont rebarrel 243 again but its good as any other in my opinion, i have lost few pigs with it but they where to big for it an shot placement wasnt that flash.


    you have bad run?
    Well there you go, and you spook.
    243 sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Now let get one thing straight, I am deliberately trying to start an arguement here

    The 22 250 is know as a barrel burner, but not much is said of the 243.
    The 243 is an over bore cartridge that has a barrel life ,maybe 1500-2000 rds, same as the 22 250.
    People who buy a 243 usually expect it to last forever, it won't.
    The 243 , in my opinion, should have been strangled at birth, it should have never taken off.
    The only reason it did was because Remington never pushed the 6mm enough.

    It's fucken hopeless, A 100 gr bullet in the real world barely makes 2800.
    To make it accurate out to 500yrds plus,you have rebarrel.
    To make it accurate at 200 you have to use lighter bullets.
    It doesn't do anything a decent Varmint rifle won't do and it doesn't do anything a decent Rifle will do.


    I will add other things as I think about them.


    I concur, after using one for years & being wiser now, apparently, you are right on the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    There was a chap over at the other place shooting Tahr with one at quite long ranges, and didn't Gimp do ok with one too?
    Gimp shot goats at range with the 243, not so sure about Tahr.

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    Plenty of deer, pig and goats have been shot "at" with 243
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Plenty of deer, pig and goats have been shot "at" with 243
    I've lost count of how many animals I've taken with a .243over the last 30 years, including all the animals listed above that Spook has shot "At"

    IMO the .243 is superbly accurate in the hands of a competent marksman and is well suited to hunting conditions in New Zealand.

    I rate it highly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Plenty of deer, pig and goats have been shot "at" with 243
    Exactly, personally I think everyone with a 243 sould be made to trade on decent Rifle.
    Greendog, I welcome your coments.

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    What do the letters in EBERG stand for? Something-a-rather about been a Rat Gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Exactly, personally I think everyone with a 243 sould be made to trade on decent Rifle.
    Greendog, I welcome your coments.
    .243 is a calibre not a Rifle.

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    I got all excited when I saw the title of this thread! 243 its almost as bad as 7mm08 (ducking for cover)
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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Jakewire, you are struggling under the illusion that an increase in diameter from .243 to .264 or.30 will compensate for your piss poor shooting. It won't. You are better off shooting a 243 well than something larger, poorly.
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    Thats the best damn comment I've had so far. But,It still doesn't mean the 243 isn't shite.
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