Going to use a .243 as a multi purpose gun:
Decided to use a bullet around 85-90 grains that will kill a deer humanely, not rip a coyote in half, and shoot accurately for groundhogs. Most shots will be around 250 yards. Will go with some type of hollow point or soft point. Is it just a matter of picking the below bullet with the best ballistic coefficeint. What am I missing? The Speer and Hornady looks like my top choices. Help me with your input to confirm my thoughts or disprove my thinking.
Have not been impressed with Berger VLD bullets on deer so although they seem to have a great ballistic coefficient...kinda biased against them.
6mm .243 85 gr InterBond®
Bonded design for deep penetration and 90%+ weight retention.
Streamlined design delivers ultra-flat trajectories.
Devastating terminal performance across a wide velocity range.
Unequaled accuracy and terminal performance for long-range shots.
Item Number 24539
Weight 1.42 lbs
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) 0.395
Sectional Density 0.206
6mm .243 87 gr BTHP
Streamlined design for ultra flat trajectories.
Match grade jacket design provides maximum accuracy at all ranges.
Explosive expansion, even at low velocities.
Item Number 2442
Weight 1.31 lbs
Ballistic Coefficient (G1) 0.376
Sectional Density 0.210
90 Grain Accubond Spitzer Ballistic Coefficient .376
85 Grain Partition .315
90 Grain Ballistic Tip .365
85 Grain Spitzer BTSP 0.404
87 gr Match Grade VLD Hunting
· 6 mm TSX 85 Grains .333
.243 dia. (6mm) 85 gr. HPBT
.311@ 1800 fps and above
.304 between 1500 and 1800 fps
.285 @ 1500 fps and below