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    Which rifle is better.

    Hi i currently use a 243 for both deer shooting and foxing mostly for roe deer but i am looking to put a variation on my licence as have got some fallow shooting in suffolk. I was going to go for a 6.5x55 or a 30-06 not sure which one to go for any opinions?

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    why the variation the 243 will do the job just the same

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    It`s where you put the bullet that counts.
    "He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basil View Post
    It`s where you put the bullet that counts.
    Very true but its fun having another calibre

    Atb Steve

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    Based upon simple logic I would go to the 30-06 just because the 6.5 is 0.264 and so not a lot bigger than your 243 so it might be nice to go for something significantly different.

    On the other hand the 6.5 gets a great reputation.

    Being sensible I would consider local ammo availability or if you reload then component availability. Buy something that you can get a reliable and consistent local supply of ammo or components as it is practical stuff like this that can make a rifle a real pain, or a pleasure, to live with.

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    As stated the 243 will do the job on fallow. I cannot see the point in getting a 6.5X55 when you have a 243. I would advise getting a 30.06 if you wish to increase your armoury, I prefer a 30.06 on fallow to a 243 as it is a slower round. I have had one for over 20 years; it will also cope with Reds and Boar. I was told and it appears correct that the 30.06 is the most common calibre in the world and if a broad you can get ammunition at most gun shops. The first thing I shot with a 30.06 was a fox, used a 220grn round nose. I was after boar in Checz. Very humane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    On the other hand the 6.5 gets a great reputation.
    For dropping like a grannies tits?
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

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    I've shot fallow with .243 and .308 and there's no question that the .30 is better at knocking them over. Like above the 30-06 is ideal for the piggies if you can get into Europe for a play.

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    Basil is right its not the calibre that counts as much as the calibre of the person behind it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    For dropping like a grannies tits?
    ouch... that's a bit harsh, a bit like my .308 on rabbits

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