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my new gun 243.

Post by big game bowhunter » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:05 am

it is not big, but is mostly for coyote. And i plan to kill my fist cow elk with it at 12years old this year
here is a picture of the gun sorry it is so blurry
the gun is a 243.
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Post by m gardner » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:01 pm

Nice rifle. Glad to hear you'll be joining all of us hunting big game this year. Take lots of photos!
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Post by jerseyelknut » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:29 pm

Congrats and good luck. I recently inherited a 243 Remington Pump. My father killed a lot of whitetails with that gun.

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Post by David W » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:47 pm

The .243 will certainly kill an elk. Use a good bullet and shoot them right behind the shoulder in the heart and lungs region. I've killed elk with my 6mm Remington, which has almost the exact same ballistics as the .243. Good luck on your elk this year. My son hunted for the first time last year and used his 6mm to take 3 antelope.

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Post by waynedevore » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:17 am

That a nice gun. When are you going to try for a coyote? The 243 will work well for you on elk to. Get a good broadside shot aim just behind the shoulder.

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Post by wingmaster36 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:28 pm

Is that a Tikka?
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Post by dreaming big » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:16 pm

Thats a nice gun, it should serve you well. I shot a .243 for years in my younger days. Congrats
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Post by silvertip-co » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:46 am

COngrats on the new rifle, and good luck hunting big game. You've made a good choice.
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Post by CodeRED » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:32 pm

Thats a great gun. I used one to take my first Muley and I'm sure you can still knock down an elk. Cant go wrong with a .243 really, they shoot REALLY flat and fast.
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