Jump to content


.243 or 7-08 for Youth Cow

Recommended Posts

7mm08 in my opinion. Ive seen deer lung shot with .243 go and go. Either one will work with correct shot placement.

That is the key, shot placement. I meant a local on the western slope in Colorado while hunting and that was his elk rifle a 7/08. He just chukled and shook his head at the thought of using a bigger gun.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



So many underestimate a well placed 243. Nice shooting!
I wonder if that shot would be different exactly the same but at 200 yards. Pretty impressive to see a cow drop like that with a 243. Makes me think it was the perfect distance for proper expansion for that bullet.


I have killed muleys at many different distances with a 243 either 100 or 80 grain bullet. Usually just 1 bullet hole.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now