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.243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

 
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Old 07-10-2004, 02:58 PM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

My wife and a few others I reccomended this to use the Sierra 85 gr GameKing HPBT. Killed a bunch of big deer with that combo. Fast, flat and accurate with very moderate recoil.
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Old 07-10-2004, 05:19 PM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

100 grains will work just fine!
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Old 07-10-2004, 09:30 PM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

chris-
a guy at our hunting camp shoots a 6mm rem with 85 grainers. this past year he shot a yearling doe at 60 yards and the bullet didnt exit. It killed the deer but im not sure how that would work downrange.
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PA the bullet probably diden't exit due to it "blowing up" from the high velocity at such a close range. I've seen that alot with 165gr Balistic tips shot out of a 300Wby at 75yds it looks like a bomb went off in the deer , had to scrap both front shoulders and th bullet diden't hit either , but out at 300yds their was a nice half dollar size exit hole and both lungs pretty much destroyed.
Personaly i like the 105gr A-max for deer out of my 243Ai , the gun likes them launched at around 3000fps and they work great all the way out to 325 or so is the farthest I've killed deer with it. I have seen good results with the 95gr Ballistic tips also
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Old 07-10-2004, 10:36 PM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

Don't know, I have shot a bunch of big (200+) deer from 30 to 300 yards with it from a 243 Ackley and they all were one shot kills. All but one exited - he was shot head on, Found the bullet at the base of the tail.
Only one ran after the shot but he went 30 yards- heart shot from 50 yards.
Ain't ever had one blow up and we're pushing them pretty hard out of the 243 Ackley.
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

I have seen a small buck shot with an 85gn hollow point out of a .243. The hunter preferred 100gn bullets but didn’t have any loaded up. He used some he had loaded for jackrabbits. About 300yd. Took about 5 steps and never got up. I have shot several with 100gn Game Kings and never had a complaint. I shot one small buck with the 100gn at 25 yds through the chest. MV was about 2900fps. It had about a 3-inch exit wound and he didn't move out of his tracks. I wonder what an 85gn hollow point, that is basically a varmint bullet according to some manufacturers, would do through a shoulder. I would use the 100gn and would have no problem with the 110gn if your barrel will stabilize it. Interesting thread because I am usually arguing that the .243 with 100gn bullets is sufficient for deer and the rest of the world is freaking out about how it is inhumane to shoot a deer with such a light cartridge. I just noticed that you are talking 400yds. Way to far for the .243 in my opinion.

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Old 07-10-2004, 11:26 PM
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.243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

Should I go with 100 or 110 grain bullets for my .243 out to 400 yds for whitetails?
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