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Old 03-15-2004, 11:41 AM
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the 243 is the ideal long range gun. it is heavy enough that the wind won't move, yet it is fast enough that you are not sacrificing knock down power. does anyone disagree with me?
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:35 PM
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Re: 243

I don't know what bullet you are shooting out of your 243 that the wind won't move it. The wind was keeping me off a 21" wide steel plate at 710 last weekend. And that was shooting a 115 grain X bullet at 3400fps. The boys with the big toys wasn't having as much problem, but their bullets weighed 200-300 grains and was going nearly as fast. But it was still a lot of fun to dig some holes in the ground! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:46 PM
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Re: 243

I have a 243 "Gumby" that I shoot fairly regular. I use the 107 Sierra or the 105 Ballistic Tip. It works well to considerable distances, I've had some "bang-flop" deer kills with it at over 400 yards (furthest I've shot deer with it). I'd use it on groundhogs but someone killed them all in the places I shoot [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img].
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Old 03-16-2004, 12:03 AM
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Re: 243

What are you shooting with it? Im thinking coyotes?

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Old 03-16-2004, 11:01 AM
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Re: 243

I shoot my 243 mostly for coyotes it is an exellent varmint gun. I shoot 90 grain nosler ballistic tip. using hodgden powder. it is fairly fast.
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:20 PM
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Re: 243

I've got three 243 and I do not consider them an ideal long range rifle. I started back in 1965 with a 243 and that rifle is on it's 5 barrel. I kind of consider them just varmit rifles now. Just my .02 worth
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Old 03-17-2004, 10:36 AM
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Re: 243

Actually I totally agree with coyote runner the 243 is a great gun for many reasons not only is it a long range rifle but it is ideal for a whitetail hunter and a varmint hunter. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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