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PostSubject: Re: 243 for elk   August 25th 2012, 10:33 am

Slitrik Bell used the .303Brit with the old 215gr cupro-nikkel bullets and he used the 7x57 with 174gr bullets as well . The rest of the ivory hunters used bigger .416 to .600 Express rifles.
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PostSubject: Re: 243 for elk   November 18th 2012, 6:28 pm

How about a 7x57 Mauser
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PostSubject: Re: 243 for elk   November 19th 2012, 7:40 am

7X57 is a good cartridge and although Bell used them on Elephant it is not advisable, we have a minimum energy rule this side of the pond when hunting ill tempered critters which starts with the .375 H&H Magnum.
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PostSubject: Re: 243 for elk   November 23rd 2012, 11:45 am

I wouldn't hesitate one bit using the .243 with a 100g bullet or the 85g Barnes TSX on Elk or Bear. My lowly single shot Mossberg SSI .243 with a 22inch barrel is Scary-Stupid Accurate and drops deer like a lightning bolt Smile

I think the real killing power is speed and sectional density of the bullet. That Barnes TSX is just as long as most 100grainers, and always punches thru--never recovered a bullet since I started using them.

Barnes TSX 85grain @ 3350fps = Smoked anything in its path Very Happy

My oldest daughter calls them "The Magic Bullets" Cool

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