Re: Will the 243 take a big un?
I have burned out several 243 barrels, absolutely love shooting the cartridge. My 6MM Remington is still on it's first barrel put on it in 1981. This partly is because I hunt with it, don't treat it like a target cartridge like I will a 243 though it is a tackdriver but the sharper shoulder and long neck protects the throat better than the funnel shape shoulder and short neck of the 243. My next 243 barrel will be the 243 AI, hopefully this will provide a case with less trimming and more barrel life. But the truth is the 6MM and 243 have given quick kills on deer but are not my choice for night hunting feral hogs.
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