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Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: Erny] #8072035 12/01/20 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Erny
100 grain Winchester Power Points.


Same here. Great success with them from hogs, yotes, and deer.

Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: J.G.] #8072122 12/01/20 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by 603Country
This has been an interesting read, but I do wonder why the interest in what bullets are being used in the 243.


People need ammo. I'm going to make some.

Worked on load testing 7mm-08 and 154 gr SST yesterday for the same reason. Not a bullet I will use, but other people do, and I have quite a few.

How did the 154 SST load work out? I just picked up 100 pieces of Lapua brass and 100 of those, going to try to work up a load. Also picked up a few 139 SST. Looking for a good load to pig/deer hunt with. Trying a 9 twist T/C Encore.

Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8072146 12/01/20 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Fast Stout little bullets leave big holes


80gr ttsx

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Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: jlsbassman] #8072233 12/02/20 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by jlsbassman
Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by 603Country
This has been an interesting read, but I do wonder why the interest in what bullets are being used in the 243.


People need ammo. I'm going to make some.

Worked on load testing 7mm-08 and 154 gr SST yesterday for the same reason. Not a bullet I will use, but other people do, and I have quite a few.

How did the 154 SST load work out? I just picked up 100 pieces of Lapua brass and 100 of those, going to try to work up a load. Also picked up a few 139 SST. Looking for a good load to pig/deer hunt with. Trying a 9 twist T/C Encore.


Ladder tested it at 300 yards. Only shot one group, right before dark. It was 2" at 300 yards. Going to try another charge or two. I have not, and probably will not, exceed published max. Just to be damn sure it is safe ammo. Hornady and Sierra bullets are typically easy to make shoot, and do a good job on animals.


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Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: J.G.] #8072356 12/02/20 01:26 AM
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Currently shooting a 95 grain ballistic tip with IMR4350 pushing it 2996FPS. It has done the job on a few pigs, yote and big body buck this year. Had the gun almost 20 years and have used 100 grain partition, and the 100 grain Hornady whitetail. All have performed great but I liked the partitions the most. Could not find any last year to load so I went with the BT since they were on clearance.

Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: skinnerback] #8072363 12/02/20 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by skinnerback

If you ever load up any 300 Blackout subs I’ll buy some. Need them for close range back yard deer.



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Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: J.G.] #8072368 12/02/20 01:38 AM
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85 grain Sierra Gamekings over 40 grains of H-4350 is as good a combo for 243 you can find IMO. I carry a DPMS LR 243 daily and kill several pigs a week with that combination no issues. My nephew shot a doe at 125 yards last weekend blew through both shoulders she dropped where she stood.

Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: BigPig] #8072418 12/02/20 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by BigPig
Originally Posted by skinnerback

If you ever load up any 300 Blackout subs I’ll buy some. Need them for close range back yard deer.



A real man would just rope the deer and slit its throat popcorn



LOL. I've never roped a deer, but I have cut a few deer's throats.

Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: J.G.] #8073765 12/03/20 02:11 AM
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85 grain Sierra Gamekings over 40 grains of H-4350 is as good a combo for 243 you can find IMO


I like that bullet too, loaded quite a few with a stiff charge of 45.0 of H4350. Good all around load for slow twist rifles.

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100 grain Core-lokts get the job done every time. Deadliest mushroom in the woods.


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85gr SGK

Re: Your favorite .243 Win bullet weight? [Re: TXHOGSLAYER] #8073906 12/03/20 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TXHOGSLAYER
100 grain Core-lokts get the job done every time. Deadliest mushroom in the woods.


There is some truth to this. I used them long before I loaded my kid's guns with them.

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100 SGK for deer
87 VMAX for coyotes (Which incidentally work pretty good on deer and pigs as well.)

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