I would take the .243 over a .223 for hunting any day of the week. I am not a big fan of anything under .25 caliber for medium game, but the .243 in the hands of somebody who knows how to use it is fully capable of taking elk. Not ideal, mind you. But I will also go with Napalm on this, .223 is becoming a full-fledged hog and small deer cartridge. Using things like the Barnes copper TSX bullets, it is bumped up out of the varmint class. OTOH, a .243 with the same type of bullet becomes a very effective medium game rifle. That was always my biggest problem with the .243. The lightweight bullets didn't hold up as well as larger diameter bullets. Then that part is removed from the equation, it makes a big difference.
Originally Posted by aplinker
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