About the same as a 357. Now don't get me wrong some can handle recoil fine but many have to much gun for there shooting experience. "The .243 Win. The .243 is an awesome varmint round. Otherwise 223 and buy a separate deer rifle sureshot006, Nov 27, 2018. sureshot006, Nov 27, 2018. I will fire a 100 gr bullet at almost 3000 fps at about 2000 ft lb of energy and is capable of taking deer out to 300 yds. Just looking for some "educated" opinions on these 3 calibers for next deer rifle....223 vs .243 vs 7mm-08 ??? I wouldn't pass on a 200 yard shot with the small whitetails around here, but with some of the bigger deer would probably limit my shots to 100 or less. and up something about me being lunch just doesn't set well with me . hey thanks alot for the help. Coyote Cartridges: .223 Rem. Remember that your right selection of caliber will only bring success to your hunting experience..223 caliber vs 22-250 caliber ... • .223 Remington vs. .22-250 Remington. Reload beast. In other words don't shoot deer much beyond 150 yards. IN THIS ARTICLE Effectively, it’s a 100 yard cartridge for hunting deer. It has plenty of velocity, energy, and penetration at moderate distances to take down deer. With the proper bullet the .223 Remington is more than adequate for deer. walt1980. The bullets used must be tough, as they move at such high velocities. If you going to target deer use something more suitable, 243 and up,no need to be a hero and gloat bout i use a 22, 222, or 223 on deer, no need for 7mm mags etc. I don't think I would recommend the 7.62x39 for bear but then the guys up north do go out for polar bears with a 223 each to their own . Thus, powder charge is the main difference between 5.56 vs .223 cartridges. This same velocity contributes to tissue damage. When it comes to the 223 vs 243 recoil, you may find that hunting with a 243 may tire you out after a long day, but the 223 Remington is a faithful and easy to handle companion you’ll be glad to have by your side. Therefore, 5.56mm NATO ammo isn’t safe for use in a rifle chambered for .223 Remington, but .223 is OK in 5.56. Messages: 18 Likes Received: 22. Vs. .22-250 Rem. It has also become almost the standard long range deer and antelope cartridge for beginning hunters. i was wondering what will be a better rifle a .243 or a .223 for whitetail deer . Less than an inch difference in drop and drift gives it the win. The .223 is not legal for deer hunting in many states. I have Remington AR 223 and a number of other rifles that I have or had for coyote hunting. LAHunter . The 243 is ok on deer. Both the bullets and the deer hunting rifles have gained some level of trust amongst hunters. I shot my biggest whitetail deer to date with a .243 Winchester in Texas—with, of all things, an 85-grain Federal Trophy Copper bullet—and have many friends who find it to be absolutely perfect for deer. “The .223 Remington is a suitable cartridge for hunting deer, within its limitation. This cartridge relies on velocity to drive the lightweight bullets deep. I like the 85gHPBT Sierra normally but I have had people shooting the 87g Berger Classic Hunter too. Contrary to popular belief, the .223 is a legal big-game cartridge in most states. Join Date: Oct 2007. Neither would be satisfactory for fox. Anyway, I used to use the .243, and it is a joke in comparison when it comes putting the bigger deer species down, it will never see the open hill again to be honest. the 223 is more suited as a varmint round. In addition, it doubles as an effective varmint cartridge. vs. .243 Win. I use the .243 for coyotes and groundhogs, and do the same with the .22-250. The .243 is also a great deer sized cartridge. The .22 Hornet or .223 Rem would work okay, but not for deer. I like to think of a 7.62x39 as a 30-30 with a better bullet design. Most of the problems I see with the 243 is people using bullets that don't expand reliably. 243 Winchester Overview. Many of the 100g bullets will pencil. The .243 has only two downsides 1. it burns barrels quicker than .223 rem 2. its harder to moderate. With good softpoint ammo a 223 will kill any deer. go with the 243 for sure. Very similar to ballistics on the 7.62×39, but lagging in power at 100-150 yards. I will take a well placed shot over knock down every single time. Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. It will shoot a 55 gr bullet almost 4000 fps while the .223 can barely break 3000 fps. It will either be a bolt action or an NEF Ultra single shot. The .243 Win is a necked down version of the .308 Win and was introduced to the shooting world in 1955. 223 is great for smaller game but isn't really the ideal cartridge for anything bigger than a man. By contrast, .223 Remington tends to produce lower chamber pressures between 52,000 and 55,000 psi, going by SAAMI specs. Here’s a look at three of the best What this cartridge offered was a long range hunting round that was able to take lighter bullets that were more suitable for target shooting and varmint hunting. dean 913 is offline Quote Quick Reply. JMHO. Re: 223 vs 243 vs 270 by duncan61 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:05 pm Ive never shot a 270 but I have shot the 30/06.The ballistics are nearly at 7mm rem so Its got some go Advertisement . Just about any centerfire is going to be hard on small fur bearers. (granted, a well placed shot is effective on deer), but the 243 with 100gr. If you really want to use it for deer go 243. In most cases, the .223 will work best with a barrel length of twenty-two inches or slightly higher. The design features play a big role in the general performance of the bullets. The 25-06, 30-06, 308, 7mm-mag, 270 and 50 BMG are'nt listed because I'm focusing on the top 3 for various reasons....Deer and maybe Varmint gun (coyote) Thanks ! Here are the specifications for a much better deer and general purpose CXP2 game cartridge, in this case the 6.5x55mm shooting the economical Federal Power-Shok pointed soft point factory load: Bullet diameter: .264" Bullet weight: 140 grains; Sectional density: .287 The 223 ammo is indeed a radical design. The key to using a .223 Remington on deer is to keep impact velocities high. I cannot see any logic in getting the .223 for deer and fox, its unlikely you will never want to shoot English Roe or larger deer. I own an AR15 in .223, a singe shot .243 Winchester, and a Weatherby Vanguard in a .22-250 Remington. It has better expansion for deer sized game and is a better hunting cartridge out to about 250 yards. The ideal coyote hunting cartridge is flat shooting, highly accurate, and won’t ruin pelts. I would prefer the .270 for deer over the .243. projectile is a great starter gun for young hunters. Whitetail Deer Cartridge Shoot-Out: .30-30 Win. (Ever seen a camo-clad wanna-be deer hunter with a .223 AR carbine?) Way to devastating for fur. Ammunition is available nearly everywhere, and bolt-actions, lever guns, single shots, and semi-autos are all available in this caliber. Just looking for some "educated" opinions ::; on these 3 calibers for next deer rifle....223 vs .243 vs 7mm-08 ??? 6.5 Creedmoor vs 223 Inside the gun community there are always talks about which is the better caliber, such as .308 vs the .243 or 9mm against the .45 ACP. Nov 29, 2018 #15 . Posts: 28 That seems like a question that answers itself. will cycle through almost any short action rifle, whether bolt, lever, pump, or semi-auto. If you can accept the limitations of the .223 caliber for hunting a deer, you are most welcome to use the type of rifle. and if you get into handloading, Hornady makes a 58gr V-Max bullet for the 243 … post #2 of 15 Old 11-04-2007, 06:48 PM. While the .223 has many advantages in range and ballistics, it is through reloading that the true potential can be achieved. Then of course there’s the long range rock star competitive round 6.5 Creedmoor against the .223/5.56 combat load issue of the military and well known among recreational shooters. What you want to avoid are light-for-caliber bullets that are made for either match or varmint shooting. The .243 is marginal for deer except for experienced riflemen. AKG. Wait. Not sure for handloading, but in factory loads, the .243 has better performance in deer bullets than the .257 according to both winchester and remingtons sites John, and is considerably flatter shooting over longer distances. The mild kick of the .243 makes it perfect for kids, and yet it is powerful enough to take down the largest deer. Vs. .243 Win. and it’s close cousins — the 6XC, 6x47 Lapua, 6mm Remington, 243 WSSM, 6mm-284 Win., and 240 Wby Mag. Having witnessed the impact of dozens of .243 bullets of many styles and construction on dozens of whitetails, pronghorns, feral hogs, coyotes, bobcats and even one zebra stallion, I’m convinced the 243 Win. It generates a bit more energy at the muzzle than 223 and uses sane speeds, so I think it’d be a better close range deer cartridge than the 223… I doubt many hunters -- big, little, veteran, or novice -- are capable of determining if they or the bullet missed by an inch at 300 yards. 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