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.223 Or .243

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Hi all. As some of you may know I'm about to get a CF for fox and was thinking .223. However I do intend on going deer stalking in the future. Do I ask for .243 to start with for fox and deer or go for .223 for fox and then get a .243 closer to the time I intend on stalking? Oh and this is first centrefire rifle

 

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This is exactly what I've done sdan as my mate reloads for .223 and I wanna stalk once or twice a year closer to home (s.wales) instead of travelling over the bridge where most of the deer are, my feo liked my suggestion of going for a .243 for fox as a main priority and then deer as apposed to the .223 as I would be limited to species.

Spoken to a lot of people and .243 is cracking for fox and an entry level alround deer cartridge so this is what I'm aiming for mate.

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This is exactly what I've done sdan as my mate reloads for .223 and I wanna stalk once or twice a year closer to home (s.wales) instead of travelling over the bridge where most of the deer are, my feo liked my suggestion of going for a .243 for fox as a main priority and then deer as apposed to the .223 as I would be limited to species.

Spoken to a lot of people and .243 is cracking for fox and an entry level alround deer cartridge so this is what I'm aiming for mate.

:thumbs: you won't be disappointed

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Ill have a chat with feo and see if he's happy for me to have .243 straight off

 

Cheers boys

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Yeh the farmer I spoke to last week said he's come down from 30cal to .243 because its so versatile so I think that speaks for itself and I think it'll do all you and I will need within reason mate.

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I've been told not to bother with 2nd hand but unless you know what's gone through it and who's used it...up to the person I guess mate but it now seems you and I will be in the same boat now mate, will be interesting to see which force responds more accordingly.lol

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Hi all. As some of you may know I'm about to get a CF for fox and was thinking .223. However I do intend on going deer stalking in the future. Do I ask for .243 to start with for fox and deer or go for .223 for fox and then get a .243 closer to the time I intend on stalking? Oh and this is first centrefire rifle

 

Advice appreciated

I Would get the 223 if its your first center fire rifle Get to know how to use it , you can use for foxing and start off your deer stalking with muntjac or chinese water deer in England or roe deer in Scotland get some experience you will Also be earning Browne points with your local firearms department , ready to step up to 243 or whatever you fancy I Owen rifles 1,7 hmr up to 3006 but the ,270 gets used most , but Everyones different regards Eric

shot with a 243 but shot placement needs to be bang on and takes lots a time and practise and more practise , and 223 ammunition is far less costly then 243 ,

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I can only suggest to say what I did and that you'll be using it for fox and will be using it for deer on a few occassions or state any lawful quarry.. Ring basc up or whoever your insurance is for advice...your feo might not be as understanding or lenient as mine but it depends if you've been stalking as that is what may sway them.

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If you have the reason to have it, apply for it.

 

The .243 is listed in the Home Office guidance as suitable for Fox and Deer. Simples :thumbs:

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if your going to shoot deer in the future I would go for the .243. it might be a little more pricy to run but if its going to be a hunting rifle you wont be putting round after round through it plus when you start shooting deer you will know the gun like the back of your hand.

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Cheers guys. I've never been stalking before but definitely do intend on it in the next year or 2. I'll have a chat with feo and see what he suggests.

 

If I ask for aolq will that then cover me for deer species or does it have to state deer fox etc. Thanks again lads

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got my 243 first for fox and deer but just put in for a 223 for fox too (night time use as the 243 is just too much power even with a 55g when you cant see far enough behind the target)

FLO came out on monday and agreed so just waiting for the paperwork to come back

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