I don't know about caliber restrictions, but I do know that in my experience a 243 is only adequate for whitetail hunting. I can think of 6 deer that I have helped track or shot myself that were hit with a 243. All 6 were hit exactly behind the shoulder but none left more than speckles of blood here and there. Thankfully all 6 were recovered but upon closer inspection there was only one deer that had an exit wound, the others had the bullit fragment upon impact which did a good deal of damage to the heart and lungs, but left no exit hole and had a rather small impact hole leaving little if any blood to follow. I would personally use a 270 for deer hunting.
i was out the other day on land i have got written permission for deer stalking and my way home i got stop by the local police the asked me wat i have been doin so i told them that have been deer stalkin he told me that i needed a biger cal like a 270 or so and i did not judge him with ee been the law but i aplied for my licence and put down wat i needed each rifle for i said 243 for stalking deer i got my licence so i thought i was in the right to use a 243 with a 100 grain bullit i am asking was i in the right by using the rifle with that grain can any one help by replyin to that question cheers
... he told me that i needed a biger cal like a 270 or so....
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