that will add up to another Â£1000 quid with it dressed and the rest. Better to have more and not use it,than to want more and not have it available. It is plenty big enough for muntjack with a well done bullet. Bad experience can come from wounding an animal with to smaller caliber aswell that may put her off for life. Velocity. 243 all the way - i use it for both and the occasional rabbit B) , like others have said its an ideal round - 55grn - 75grn ballistic tips for foxing and 80grn - 100+ grn soft nose for deer ( i've knocked quite a few fallow over with mine ). × Hot factory ammo through 243 isn't really "plink all day funzone", especially if the rifle is on the lighter side. A quick video showcasing the 223 and 243 cartridges against my fake deer target. From a cost effective standpoint for yotes and paper the .223 slaps the .243 in the face. 1. The best .223 rifle will be a versatile and capable firearm that will allow you to legitimately use it for plinking, target shooting, hunting and even for home defense if you are inclined to use a small caliber high powered rifle for home defense (see our notes about that a little lower in the article).. As John Galway says, people on here are not trying to sell yo anything. 8 8. comments. I got my variation through the post last week (I was expecting a visit from my FLO with lots of questions) but they just sent it out with everything I asked for B) .223 for vermin & fox & .243 for fox & deer. The 22-250 is a great round as is the 243, the 223 just doesn't do it for me. So for practice ammo, the 223 is in the clear lead, while it’s essentially the same on hunting ammo. report. I have never shot that light of a bullet in my 223. However depending on the rifle's rate of twist the 243 will probably prefer a … im looking for a ligt recoil heavy barreled rifle that will get out to 400-600 yards! The scopes ara a little. I own both a .223 rem (AR-15) and a .243 win (NEF handi-rifle), I have taken plenty of varmints with both as well as a few deer with the .243 win. theres the dilema and a half. Your previous content has been restored. Having said all that, it'd pick the 223. that will add up to another Â£1000 quid with it dressed and the rest. Generally riles for the .223 caliber bullet rifles are comfortable to use and it enables you to shoot from a suitable angle. The 5.56 is simply the military designation for the 223! .223 is plenty for coyote, and kills paper just as dead as anything else. Soldiers with 223’s aren’t concerned with recovery of critically wounded targets. Several of these experimenters necked up the .223 Remington to 6mm as the .243 inches (6.17 mm) caliber bullets provided better external ballistic performance over .224 inches (5.69 mm) caliber bullets. I would go for the .243 if I had to choose. Stealth Stalker, produces about half the felt recoil of the .243 Win. Every bit as good. As long as you use the correct bullet type (i.e. 600yds doesn't seem like much of a problem for .223 on yotes. Close. I went out last night to learn some gun safety and had the opportunity to fire at some targets with a 223, 220 and 270, now the .223 just felt really nice to shoot with and it has me wondering if i should change my application form from a 243 to a 223. Seemed like 223 would be the way to go. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. He had a vast armoury of stock & there was a nice new Titan 3 what are these like any good? Want to shoot 243? You can post now and register later. For longer range applications, the .243 is ballistically superior. The choice is obvious. #best accuracy with the longest range? The Long Ranger Wildlife Edition.223 Rem/5.56 NATO, .243 Win, .308 Win A Premium Grade Version Of The Long Ranger With Special Engraving Our three Wildlife Long Ranger editions use the same foundation as our more basic Long Ranger and dress it up with unique engraving and 24K gold highlights in tribute to the game that captures the heart and soul of hunters all across the country. will blow up a groundhog and drop a coyote in its tracks. 223 vs 243 Winchester - Size Comparison. Close. Not a varmint bullet) you will be fine. The 243 round was much louder (out in the field with no ear protection), it could reach out a little further, and with accurate hits it was instant (fall over) death to the varmint. Go with the 223. Clear editor. .243 is a better deer round than the .223. 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