texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cztim, arschmitz, Silver Elk Group, KGundrum, qazwsx
67072 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 103,795
bill oxner 71,316
stxranchman 56,249
SnakeWrangler 53,009
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,089
Gravytrain 38,149
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics432,544
Posts6,507,598
Members67,072
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Hornady .243 Custom Lite #7660987 11/13/19 08:19 PM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 337
S
soonersorlaters Offline OP
Bird Dog
OP Offline
Bird Dog
S
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 337
Anyone using this load for deer? Curious as to effectiveness of the 87 grain bullet under the lighter powder load.

I know it and the 30-06 125 grain are very fun shooting from the bench.

Last edited by soonersorlaters; 11/13/19 08:20 PM.
Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7660997 11/13/19 08:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 33,837
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 33,837
Ive used 110 grainers out of a 270 that worked very well.

When using reduced ammo I try to keep my shot distances 100 yards and in and like always try to keep the placement as perfect as possible.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7661123 11/13/19 10:17 PM
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 50
R
roushmanf150 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 50
My son has shot them and killed many hogs and a few deer with no issues, all 100yds or less tho. I also reload him some 'light' loads and no issues taking down game, but yes with good shot placement.


I'd rather be up a tree
Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7661366 11/14/19 02:15 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 22,631
S
Sneaky Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 22,631
We’ve used it a few times with no issues.

Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7661606 11/14/19 01:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,036
E
exoticbob Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
E
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,036
My wife killed a cull axis with that round at about 90 yards. Did not exit but dropped him and expired him quickly. Typical plastic tip internal damage. I see it as a good kid/wife round up to 200 yrds. Good for target shooting as well. Some of those youth or compact rifles can be pretty light weight.

Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7665310 11/18/19 01:56 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 17,969
J
Jasb Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 17,969
My son has killed several deer and hogs with them and no issues.

Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7668188 11/20/19 11:44 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 259
BigBucky2014 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 259
My son use the Hornady Lite loads in .270 for 7 years. Shot several deer and hogs. It always killed the animal and quickly, however, there's almost never much blood. Better make a good shot. I wouldn't hesitate to use the .243 Hornady Lite load, but I agree to keep it within 100 yards.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3