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243 Win. 85 gr. or 100 gr.

 
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:41 AM
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Re: 243 Win. 85 gr. or 100 gr.

Thumbs-up on the Sierra GameKing 85gr. HPBT's...for 400 yards and less.
Good luck!
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:48 PM
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Re: 243 Win. 85 gr. or 100 gr.

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Thanks for all the info. I am headed for the gun shop now to get some shells.
Shells are for shotguns ....brass and bullets work much better in a 243
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:57 AM
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Re: 243 Win. 85 gr. or 100 gr.

Actually I am going to get both. I need shells and bullets. I had a coyote about run over me and he actually kicked dirt on me trying to get away. So I am going to get some SHELLS for my shotgun. Thanks for the correction. It has taken me a little time for my heart rate to come back down after that episode. Gotta love it though.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:06 AM
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Re: 243 Win. 85 gr. or 100 gr.

Good deal, glad you know I was just poking fun . Those close encounters with yotes really get your heart pumping. I've got some federal tactical from a law enforcement buddy that I take bird hunting for those situations. Hey said they train to 100 yards with it and has taken a yote on the run at 125 yds. Happy shootin!
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:23 PM
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Re: 243 Win. 85 gr. or 100 gr.

I would suggest that you buy a box of both 85gr. and 100gr. and let your rifle decide which one it likes. The differences in velocity, trajectory and killing power won't amount to much, especially after you learn how your rifle shoots. Good luck
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:03 PM
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Re: 243 Win. 85 gr. or 100 gr.

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I would suggest that you buy a box of both 85gr. and 100gr. and let your rifle decide which one it likes. The differences in velocity, trajectory and killing power won't amount to much, especially after you learn how your rifle shoots. Good luck
+1 for good advice. Soon you'll be like the rest of us, with a shelf full of bullets we never shoot cause our rifles found something "better".
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:54 PM
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Re: 243 Win. 85 gr. or 100 gr.

For me there is no question all when hunting deer is in the equation. Go with a 100gr bullet.

My personal choice is a Sierra 100gr SBT pushed to 3000 fps out of my Ruger #1 chambered in 6mm Rem (26"bbl).

My brother's daughter once took down a nice 3pt mule deer at 285 yds using a 18"bbl'd Rem M600 in 6mm Rem. He has had outstanding results using Rem 100gr PSP core-loc factory load, so much so that he does not bother to reload for the rifle.

Ashley is a great shot and she loves that beat up old 6mm. We have tried to get her to upgrade to a 257 WBY and she refuses to switch rifles. I even offer to paint the vangaurd's stock pink. She declined and responded, "how about painting the stock of the Mohawk?"

That girl is hell on wheels (for mulies) with that 6mm Rem and 100gr Rem factory loads.
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