243 WINCHESTER BARRELS
The 243 Winchester (6.2x52mm) is a necked-down 308 Winchester introduced in 1955 for small- to medium-game hunting. It is the smallest caliber legal for dear hunting in 10 US states. 243 Winchester, with a muzzle velocity of 3900 fps, is highly accurate at 300 yards. With its low recoil, it can be more accurate for inexperienced shooters.