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Thread: How many .243's are Deer legal ?

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    How many .243's are Deer legal ?

    How many of you have checked if your .243 is Deer legal ?

    I have checked mine today and with a 87grn Hornady SP it is putting out 1401 Ft lb.
    Fine for muntjack which is what my .243 is for BUT illigal for bigger deer !

    How many .243 shooters are breaking the law through ignorance or blind faith ?

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    Perhaps they too soft for a proper gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splash View Post
    BUT illigal for bigger deer !

    How many .243 shooters are breaking the law through ignorance or blind faith ?
    I assume you are referring to England & Wales?

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    It was my understanding (and i'm willing to be corrected), that although possible, it is unlikely that you will reach the legal ft/lbs limit with ammunition much less than 100grn in weight. Therefore although there isn't a minimum legal weight of ammo in england, in reality it's not possible to go too light and stay legal. Subject to individual loads etc etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmaster View Post
    Perhaps they too soft for a proper gun.
    how many guys need a bigger calibre because they cant hit the right spot
    BARONY TRAINED NINJA

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    none of em, deer act wants a .240" rifle and bore dia on a .243 is .236". And yes , I've got one. Tin hat firmly on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salukiwhippet View Post
    none of em, deer act wants a .240" rifle and bore dia on a .243 is .236". And yes , I've got one. Tin hat firmly on!
    might just as well get the old .22lr out then

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    Has anyone ever been successfully prosecuted for not meeting the muzzle energy regs ?

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    Mine is totally legal, I checked it, although it is a WSSM

    ATB

    Tahr

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