Originally Posted by oh really
With info like that i can see why you would not enter into gun conversatoins. Really the only difference between a bull barell and a sporter is how fast it heats up. BBl length may make a few fps difference. Explain to me the really good ballistics on the .308. I am a .308 pimp but there are much better options if you are looking at ballistics only perspective. If some one cant kill a deer with a .243 they need to hang up the gun and call it quits. The main problem is people dont practice and shoot deer in the guts and blame the gun. It goes shot placement, bullet constucttion and head stamp as the least important
This kind of response is exactly why I don't normally get involved with gun conversation. All I did was share my experience with a .243. When you put 2 shots of a .243 right through both lungs of a whitetail standing broadside at 75 yards and the deer just stands there wondering what the noise is all about its time to hang up the .243. For the third shot I took him in the head. Even my son only hunted with his .243 one year as he had the same kind of experience.
PS: I have never crippled or lost a deer in 44 years of gun hunting.
Oh and did I mention that I really, really like my .308.