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I could be brain dead here. I thought I asked this before. I went through back posts and can not find where I did. Anyways I will be forced to hunt with a 243 this White Tail season. What is the best factory ammo for White Tails? I am maybe thinking 100 grain Hornady BTSP. Or maybe Remington Coreloks. Please let me know what you like. I am coming up on time to sight my rifle in on a deer ammo. Thanks in advance Dale.
 

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The only 243 round I will use is the Fusion 95gr. Very effective and always get a pass thru and have never lost a deer. I also stay away from the shoulder on whitetail as to not spoil any meat. If you haven't ever tried the Fusion give it a try. Totally awesome.
 

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Ok guy's you better sit down for this. Are you sitting? For one reason or another. Most times I never saw a buck. I have saw a few in my time in the woods but never got a good shot. There was one season I counted like 22 doe in one day and no bucks. I hope this is the year I finally get a buck. What ticks me off is I have been hunting many years. ( I did miss about 10 or 12 years of hunting though ) I have yet to get my first buck or doe for that matter. There is no reason whats so ever that if I see one I can kill it without a problem. I guesse I am jinxed. My brother also hunted many years and never got one. I nearly got one about 5 years ago. It was a 12 point by the time I pulled the rifle up he crested the hill. There were other hunters watching the field and they got him when he ran into it. I feel like I am wasting my time but I will get one before I die. I really don't care what the rack is like anymore. Dale
 

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This is your year Dale, I somehow know that. Walk slow and quiet and look around a lot. And do not wait for a big one, get the first legal one you see and can shoot and the others will come....<><....:)
 

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This is your year Dale, I somehow know that. Walk slow and quiet and and look around a lot. And do not wait for a big one, get the first legal one you see and can shoot and the others will come....<><....:)
Boy I hope you are right. I have done what you have said for years and all I have seen was does. The thing is I am set up for long range. I have a Mueller 8.5x25x44 scope on my rifle now. It would be a bad set up in the woods even turned down to the lowest power. That is why I am thinking I need to hunt the same fields I have all summer for Groundhogs. I have saw many deer through out the summer in these fields. I know the ranges and if I see one I do know just the hold over. Dale
 

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You'll break the ice this year Dale. Good luck and shoot straight
 

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No like an idiot I did not apply for doe tags this year. Dale
 

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I'm not sure if anyone has made anyhting better than Remington core loct. If they shoot in your rifle use em. And deer aren't that tough of a critter a .243 is plenty.
 

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Dale,
You need to drive down US Highway 290 from Austin to Fredricksburg, Tx. I guarantee you will get a deer of some sort on your front bumper.
One of my brother's neighbors got 4 on a trip to Sanderson. He shot 2 near Sanderson and got one going each way with the front of his Suburban. ;D
 

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That is another thing that blows my mind. If you were to take a ride down I 70 during deer season. You would see a dead one every mile or so on the side of the hi way. Dale
 

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OK Dale, check out what ironduke has posted and apply...shoot that doe and enjoy good eating....<><....:)
 

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Dale, there is a buck out there with your name on it!


Sorry, but this one (Blacktail) is on the West side of the Island, outside my window yesterday...

Bill
 

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That is a great picture and must be nice to see outside your window OR-E-Gun Bill, thanks for sharing.

Dale now the only question is where to shoot him. I always like a neck shot but I would think right between the D and A in "DALE" and drop about 4" and you would have a wall hanger for Pennsylvania and some meat on the table as well...keep this picture in your mind but shoot the first legal deer you see that offers you a good positive killing shot....<><....:)
 
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