Is a .243 a good caliber rifle to hunt with
Yes. A .243 is a good caliber rifle to hunt with. It does not have a huge recoil and you can place your shot accurately. It will not pass completely thru a hog, but with the damage it causes, that does not matter. It will also put a deer down in a heart beat. I have killed everything I have hit with my .243. It may not pass thru to leave a blood trail, but if you drop the animal in its tracks, that won't matter. I currently use and will use a .243 to hunt with.