## Whats better for deer 243 or 308?

308 cartridge is considered overkill for game smaller than a deer. It’s an excellent deer cartridge, and bullets around 165 grains can take out deer even at 500 yards. The . 243 is ideal for hunting small to medium game, and should not be used for anything larger than a deer.

### Does a .243 have a lot of recoil?

243 with a 100-grain bullet produces about 9 pounds of recoil using a 7.5-pound gun.

**How does a 243 compare to a 308?**

243 Winchester has less recoil and a flatter trajectory at typical hunting ranges. On the other hand, the heavier and larger diameter . 308 Winchester bullets have more frontal surface area, more resistance to wind drift, and carry more energy down range.

**Is 243 just necked down 308?**

The . 243 is a necked down version of the . 308 which allows it to take the smaller diameter bullet, the . 243.

## How much bigger is a 308 than a 243?

The 243 Winchester is, on average, a flatter shooting projectile. At 500 yards, it drops almost ten inches less than the 308. This can vary on bullet weight and powder loading, but it’s undoubtedly a flat shooting round.

### How much drop does a 243 have at 500 yards?

243 Winchester ~ 70 Grain ~ Trajectory Chart

Range (Yards) | Velocity (Ft/Sec) | Bullet Path (inches) |
---|---|---|

200 | 2781.6 | 0 |

300 | 2478.2 | -5.58 |

400 | 2187.8 | -16.85 |

500 | 1908.6 | -35.44 |

**Do 308 kick hard?**

Recoil: Recoil is far less in a 308 than a 300 win mag. Recoil in a 308 is usually around 12 or 13 ft-lbs, while it’s 20+ ft-lbs in a 300 win mag. That’s more recoil than most new hunters should be starting with. Weight: The 308 is in a short action AND it works fine with a shorter barrel.

**Which caliber has least recoil?**

The . 25-06 is the flattest shooting, hardest hitting, lowest recoiling cartridge available.

## What has more recoil 243 or 30 30?

243 is a quick, smaller round, that is very popular for deer hunters of all ages. Typically lower recoil, and greater accuracy at longer ranges. . 243 will offer more variety of gun types such as bolt or single shot, when compared to a 30-30.

### How hard does 308 KICK?

**Does a 6.5 Creedmoor kick more than 243?**

243 Winchester has significantly less recoil than the 6.5 Creedmoor. In this case, the 6.5 Creedmoor has nearly 50% more free recoil energy than the . 243 Winchester. That’s really saying something too because the 6.5 Creedmoor is known for pretty mild recoil itself.

**How far can a 243 shoot accurately?**

The cartridge can be extremely accurate to 300 yards (270 m) and beyond, but may not retain enough terminal energy to reliably drop medium game at that distance.

## What rifle kicks the hardest?

375 H&H, which maxes out most shooters, comes in at 40.

- 700 H&H. The . 700 Nitro Express or H&H Magnum.
- 600 Nitro Express. A . 600 Nitro Express cartridge.
- 475 A&M Magnum. A . 475 A&M Magnum cartridge.
- 577 Tyrannosaur. Two .
- 460 Weatherby. The .
- 454 Casull. Many regular-frame handguns are offered in the hard-kicking .

### What has more recoil 243 or 270?

Average Recoil (ft.lb)

270 Win rounds are producing a much greater amount of recoil energy than the . 243 Win, on average. With a little over 8ft. lbs of recoil energy, you will definitely be able to tell a difference when shooting these two cartridges.

**What caliber has the least recoil?**

25-06 is the flattest shooting, hardest hitting, lowest recoiling cartridge available.

**Does a 270 or 308 have more recoil?**

Assuming that the rifle weight is consistent between the two cartridges, the 270 Winchester will have less recoil for almost every factory load when compared to the 308. This is primarily due to the heavier bullet weight of the 308. Simply put, lighter bullets recoil less.

## What is the flattest shooting rifle caliber?

The Flattest Shooting Common Hunting Cartridges

- 300 win mag.
- 7mm rem mag.
- 30-06.
- 270.
- 25-06.
- 308.
- 243.

### What is the flattest shooting caliber?

The flattest-shooting popular rifle cartridge at 1,000 yards is the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum, followed by the . 26 Nosler, the . 28 Nosler, the . 22 Creedmoor, and the 6.5 Weatherby RPM.

**What is the hardest kicking rifle?**

The T-Rex shoots 750-grain bullets at 2,400 fps and churns up over 10,000 foot-pounds of energy.

**Is a 243 A good long range gun?**

243 is a top performer at long distances. In fact, in terms of Wind Drift, a . 243 running 115s at 3150 fps beats both the . 260 Rem (2850 fps) and the 6.5-284 (2950 fps) running 142 MatchKings.

## What caliber goes the farthest?

257 Weatherby Magnum, the flattest shooting hunting cartridge period, Next the 6.5-. 300 Weatherby Magnum, it outperforms any other 6.5 period, The . 30-378 Weatherby holds 120 grains of water and outperforms any other . 30 caliber cartridge and has the longest point blank range of any .

### How far can you shoot with a 243?

The cartridge can be extremely accurate to 300 yards (270 m) and beyond, but may not retain enough terminal energy to reliably drop medium game at that distance. Highly experienced hunters use the .

**What is the straightest shooting rifle?**

The Flattest-Shooting Rifle Cartridges: A handy table

Cartridge | 500 yd Drop (inches) | Muzzle Velocity (fps) |
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6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum | -32.4 | 3325 |

.26 Nosler | -33.95 | 3312 |

.28 Nosler | -36.65 | 3152 |

.22 Creedmoor | -34.4 | 3500 |

**What caliber did Chris Kyle use?**

Both Kyle and Littlefield were armed with . 45-caliber 1911-style pistols when they were killed, but neither gun had been unholstered or fired, and the safety catches were still on. Kyle was killed with a . 45-caliber pistol, while Littlefield was shot with a 9 mm SIG Sauer pistol.

## What is the flattest caliber?

Of course, the . 270 Win was developed in 1925 when 1000 yard shots were effectively unheard of. This is not just a product of the . 27 caliber bullet and its ballistic coefficient numbers.

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Cartridge | .270 Winchester |
---|---|

500 Yard Drop | 46″ |

1000 Yard Drop | 314″ |

500 Yard Energy | 1407 ft/lbs |

1000 Yard Energy | 625 ft/lbs |