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Your opinion of the .243AI

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Unread 06-09-2014, 12:25 PM
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Your opinion of the .243AI

In your opinion what would be your max range for deer shooting a .243 Ackley 26" Barrel shooting the 105gr Berger at close to 3300fps................???
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    Unread 06-09-2014, 01:02 PM
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    Re: Your opinion of the .243AI

    How far away can YOU hit the vitals.. That"s really all that matters.
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    Unread 06-09-2014, 01:13 PM
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    Re: Your opinion of the .243AI

    What is the minimum velocity and energy
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    Unread 06-09-2014, 02:02 PM
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    Re: Your opinion of the .243AI

    Meh, I wouldnt pull the trigger after 700yds to be honest with you. But thats in perfect conditions. Wind is hell on 6mm
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    Unread 06-09-2014, 02:18 PM
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    Re: Your opinion of the .243AI

    I've never owned a .243, but growing up my best buddy had one that he deer hunted with. Judging by velocities and reading about the caliber, I'd put it in the same category as my .25-06 AI, and I wouldn't really feel comfortable shooting deer past about 500 yards with it. But that is just my opinion, which is only worth as much weight as someone wants to put on it.
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    Unread 06-09-2014, 08:04 PM
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    Re: Your opinion of the .243AI

    I had a 591 Surgeon Action 243 ai with a Broughton barrel that would shoot 115 bergers at 3100 fps with a BC of .550 i would not be afraid to shot deer out to 800-1000 yards. The one i had was a 1/4 moa gun, but a friend offered me more money that i could turn down!
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    Unread 06-09-2014, 09:52 PM
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    Re: Your opinion of the .243AI

    Greg, 20 years ago I used a 243 with 100 grain sierra gamekings and killed half a dozen deer between 350-450. I think that load was around 2950 in my gun. I would think at 3300 you could go a ways out. My choice of bullets may differ from yours though. My son uses 105 a-maxes with a muzzle velocity of 2600. It has showed reliable expansion at 2200-2400 fps which equates to the ranges it has killed coyotes and deer. usually at those velocities we end up with very nice mushrooms on the off side hide.
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