In a place like that, I would just as soon drop'm in their tracks. Ta heck with blood trail'n through brushy tangled up messes...did enough of that the year Mini Blasters were, "the only way to go"...if i am hunting really bad brushy areas i like a pass threw ,leaves a better blood trail.thats about the only good reason you get out of a pass threw shot.
I would not recomend shooting any remington ammo.....its dirty and not very consistant....also heard some bad stories from a local gun shop about remington ammo.....like my guns to much to take the chance.......also since i started shooting win and federal groups are much betterPlain remmy corelokt 100gr
Remington corelokt 100 grain.........But sounds more like a shot placement issue to me. I have killed with a 243, 270, and 30-30 NONE of them ever made it past 10 yards. Most of them never moved out of their tracks. If you put it where it counts they don't go far.....
Another vote for 100 gr. corelokt. Dont let anyone fool ya, a .243 will down a whitetail no problem. I have shot several brands of ammo thru my ruger .270, and the corelokt will group better than ANY factory ammo I have tried....and they are half the money.
In a place like that, I would just as soon drop'm in their tracks. Ta heck with blood trail'n through brushy tangled up messes...did enough of that the year Mini Blasters were, "the only way to go"...
Love the Remington Core-Loct 100 gr. for my kids' .243 Handi Rifle. Drives tacks and puts the smack down on em.I need to find out what kind of ammo will help my wife shoot through deer and get a good exit hole for trailing deer. She is a great shot and has alot of confidence but we cant get an exit hole and was wondering if anyone has any ideas. Thanks for your help.
You do realize that a 243 doesnt just magically not pass through like say a 270 would. A certain amount of energy is lost on the deer and when that energy matches available energy there is no pass through. Where as a 270 uses the same energy on the deer and since there is extra energy over that needed it passes through the deer. If anything a non pass through shot tells you that more energy could have been used. That being said a 243 with the right load is a very capable deer round.
Why would you want a pass through? It says to me that for deer it's a perfect amount of energy. I don't know about you, but I don't like tracking deer.
So actually you agreed with me then you contradicted yourself. I'm lost. Point is I've never thought I needed a bigger rifle, I've never had to track a deer I shot with the .243, they've all been within a few yards and most dropped in their tracks. I did not have the same results with bigger calibers. Yes it killed the deer but I had to track them up to 100 yds on a well placed shot, I felt it was because I was blowing through the deer. Maybe my feeling is wrong, but you'll never convince me that a store bought .270 round is better within say 200yds than a store bought .243, for downing a deer the quickest time and time again. I shot one for many years. Only explanation, to me, is that it is a better matched round to the game being shot! If I was elk hunting or moose or elephant for that matter then yes I need a bigger caliber, but for whitetail deer I've found what works best for me! So for the record I do know it's not magic.