Just got to try the 243 out on the last fallow of the season.
for various reason the 243 has been mainly in the cabinet or on the zero range this season and I have not been able to use it much, in fact I should qualify this post by saying I have killed exactly three fallow deer with the calibre, all with 90 grain privi factory ammo.
it seems to leave a smaller exit with much less bleeding than the 3006, but they have (admittedly from a sample of three) not run as far, bizarrely.
These are are prickets and fawns we are talking about, not much of a challenge for either calibre, but it did get me wondering if the smaller faster bullet kills quicker ( once in and amongst the vitals) than the bigger slower calibre that prima facia, seems to do more damage?
any thoughts chaps?