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Unread 11-19-2009, 01:20 AM
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Re: 243 max range

cool, the point of the post was to get others to tell me what they considered their max ranges and what they are shooting, loads and kills...thx guys
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Unread 11-19-2009, 12:40 PM
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Re: 243 max range

I'm pushin it a little faster then you could out of a 243 but I have enough energy to get me out to 800yd with my 6-284 shootin 115vld's.

We have killed chucks out to 900 with this combo...I realize that's not a deer but anyways.
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Unread 11-19-2009, 06:12 PM
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Re: 243 max range

This past weekend was the opener in Nebraska for deer. We were hunting by Chadron in the national forest. I shot 4 deer with my 243 win one was 330 one was 610 and the other was 727. It was probly the only day in nebraska I would try a shot like that. There was no wind what so ever... Not even enough to move the long stems of grass!

The load I was using is 44.5 grains of H414 with a 87 grain Hornady V-max that load out of my rife shoots about 3300 fps.

I have shot over 20 deer with this rifle and load and 8 of them were at or over between 300 and 425 yards. The longest I have ever had to track a deer is 30 yards. From the typical sprint of death! The reason I choose this bullet is it transfers all the energy into the animal!

But like others have said it is not what you are shooting its where you put the bullet. My uncle has used nothing but a 22 hornet for the last few years keeps his shots under 200 yards and shoots them in the lungs or white of the neck and its a done deal! So practice practice practice!

Also never hold and hope on your target Range it, dial it in with the scope and take your time! Dry fire a few times to be dang sure everything is going to happen as planed!

My rifle is was build by bryant custom, 23 inch lilja barrel, with a fully blueprinted action and bedded in an HS precision stock with a jewel trigger set at 1 pound of pull.

God Bless,
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