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Hornady .243 Custom Lite #7660987 11/13/19 08:19 PM
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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.

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Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7660997 11/13/19 08:30 PM
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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.


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Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7661123 11/13/19 10:17 PM
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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.


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We’ve used it a few times with no issues.


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Re: Hornady .243 Custom Lite [Re: soonersorlaters] #7661606 11/14/19 01:30 PM
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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.

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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
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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.

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