Is a .243 Winchester an Ethical Elk Gun???

Cow Elk 1 shot kill with .243

Sneek Freak, aka Jed Larson, uploaded this video this morning.

I want to hear your thoughts & experiences on shooting elk with a .243 Winchester.

My opinion, the kid was extremely comfortable with the gun and made a great shot.  I will take a light caliber, with a well placed shot, over a big caliber, with a poor placed shot.

The .243 Winchester is a good all around gun for youth hunters.  Obviously, shots must be kept to closer ranges and be well executed.  A .243 Winchester is not a gun you would recommend for high shoulder shots, so behind the shoulder is a must.  This is where practice and patience are critical!!!

Great job Davey!!!  

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