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.243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

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Unread 07-11-2004, 07:11 AM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

The 85gr HPBT GameKing form Sierra is a GAME bullet as the name suggests. If you think 400 is to far for a 243 then I wouldn't read the threads on here about guys killing deer at 1000 with a 243 Ackley then.
However if I thoughts the shots were going to be long then I would use the 107 gr MatchKings for a little more downrange energy.
For what it's worth, I don't believe the old wife's tale of needing 1000 ft/lbs of energy to kill a deer. I believe in shot placement.
Chris Matthews
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Unread 07-11-2004, 09:47 AM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

I agree with Chris , asd long as you can hit and tear up a major organ the deer will die.
shot placement is the key and if you do make a bad hit leave the deer alone , he'll bed down close and expire.

I shot a large 6 point with my bow last year , the arrow hit a small vine that I diden't se and deflected the arrow , he was hit far back and quartering away. I knew it was a bad hit so I waited about two hrs then snuck out of my stand and came back in the morning , the deer was dead less that 100yds from where he was hit.
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Unread 07-14-2004, 05:03 PM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

I too believe shot placement is much more important the energy(to some point anyway). Our neighborlung shot a big doe at 30 yards with a 22lr while it was in his garden. She went a hundred or so yards and that was that. Shot placement is key.
BANG!,(3 seconds later) thwack!thats what its all about.
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Unread 07-15-2004, 06:19 AM
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Hello all,

I have data on this subject. I shoot a custom 6x284 with a 12" twist Hart barrel. I use this as my varmint rifle and my short range (less than 600 yards) deer gun.

I use RL22, 90 grain Ballistic tips at a little over 3700 FPS. It is very accurate and will do the job at 600 yards. However, that is my self imposed yardage limit since the deer went 20 yards and did not fall in their tracks.

Prior to the 90 grainers coming out, I used the 70 grainers at 4000FPS. They actually are more terminal, but drift more in the wind.

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Unread 07-17-2004, 08:31 PM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

if you want to use those long bullets, 105-110, you're gonna need a 9 and 8 twist barrel.a 10 will work with conventional 100 gr bullets.

[ 07-17-2004: Message edited by: no.1 whitetail ]
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Unread 04-19-2009, 08:56 AM
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Re: .243 bullet weight 100 or 110 gr.

My 6-284 will fling those 105/107's into a group about 1" at 300 yards but I hunt with a 95 gr Combined Technologies ballistic tip. I use it in my sons 243 and in my 6-284 cause it just slams the deer down. We hunt where our longer shots are 375 yds in the fields and in the woods 100 yards max. They are my choice over say a 95 gr nosler ballistic tip or a 100 grain Sierra. Both rifles are 1 in 10 twist.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 02:34 AM
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placement / 22 LR

I agree with all the "shot placement" comments. That said, whilst caliber is not a substitute for placement, it can afford you a bit more room for error. This is even moreso if a shot is taken from a less than perfect angle.

I'm never sure who reads the posts and I'm always cautious on this, so if you'll humour me...

To be clear to any new hunters or potential young hunters out there reading this, the 22 LR story was clearly an illustration. I certainly don't think anyone here either recommends or condones hunting for deer with a 22 rimfire. Certainly I don't and I've seen game killed (and some wounded) and steers and pigs killed with them - in those cases it was a perfect illustration of "placement" too.
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