Re: 243 single shot pistol help needed
I don't load for a 243 pistol but I do shoot a wildcat 6mm - 225 Win in a 14 inch barrel Contender. If you want to deer hunt with with your pistol I would suggest you go with a different bullet. The v-max is a varmint bullet that will explode on impact. I use the 80 gr. Sierra single shot pistol bullet on deer and it does a great job. I am pushing it 2650 fps with Varget powder. The Nosler 85 gr Partition or the 90 gr ballistic tip would also be good bullets for deer in your pistol. I would check out you Indiana regulations really well. Most states that don't allow rifle hunting for deer only allow pistol calibers that use straight wall cases like 357, 44 mag etc.
My Sierra manual and Hornady manual list loads for the 15" T/C Encore in 243 Win. It looks like from the Sierra manual that Vith N135 powder is the ticket. That is what they list as the accuracy and hunting loads with 80 to 90 gr bullets.
With 80 to 85 gr bullets Viht N-135 start 35.1 max 38.6
Accuracy load 37.9 Viht -N135, 2900 fps, Hunting load 38.6 grs Vhit-N135, 2950 fps.
90 gr bullet. start Viht-N135, 33.0 Max 36.6 Hunting load is 36.6, 2800 fps.
Hope this helps.