How much recoil does a 243 have?

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

What has more kick 308 or 243?

When compared to the 308 Winchester, the 243 has about 50% less felt recoil. Average recoil for a 308 comes in around 22 ft-lb of force compared to about 11 ft-lb of force for the 243 Win.

Is 243 good for beginners?

243 is the best choice for a beginner. It will certainly do the job on any deer that walks, and if some varminting is also in the cards, it remains one of the few cartridges that can do double-duty as a varmint and big game round.

How many foot pounds of kick does a 243 have?

of recoil energy, the . 243 produces only about 8 ft. -lbs.

Does a 270 kick harder than a 243?

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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.

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. Highly experienced hunters use the .

Can a 243 take down a deer?

243 is an excellent small to medium size game cartridge. It will take down anything from small predators or varmints on up to antelope or deer with authority.

Is a 243 a youth gun?

243 has lots of power to take deer well within the comfort zone for most youth hunters. With a 100-yard zero, the bullet only drops about 10 inches at 300 yards, which means hunters can hold on-target all the way out to 300 if the rifle is zeroed a few inches high at 100.

How old do you have to be to buy a 243?


Those states (California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, New York, Vermont, and Washington) all require you be at least 21 to purchase a long gun.

What is better a 30-30 or 243?

The 243 Win. starts with a bullet weighing 55 grains less than the 30-30, but its additional 750 fps muzzle velocity gives it 213 f-p more energy at the muzzle. This is because doubling a projectile’s weight doubles its kinetic energy, but doubling its velocity quadruples its kinetic energy. The joys of physics.