As the title says, I'd like to hear your .243 hunting stories. Include as much detail as you can about bullet selection and performance, blood trails, etc. I want to to hear it all, good and bad.
For the record, I have a .243 now, and I've shot a few deer and pronghorn with it. I'm considering just using it for my main rifle at this point. I have had to thin the stable, and I don't have much to work with any more.
So please, let fly! Thanks guys.
My favorite Jack O'Conner story is about the Wyoming Guide, Les Bowman, keeping a couple of .243 standard weight Winchester M-70s in camp. They were offered to people who were afraid of, or unable to shoot, their new "magnum." Bowman said that those two .243s shot more Elk than all the other rifles in camp. And were used by a couple of "big name" gun writers testing new Rem-chest-rby magnums rifles for magazine articles..
Bet they could tell some tails. Killed a lot of BIG elk.