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Unread 09-10-2012, 10:58 AM
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.243 starting point

Needing some advice on where to start, I'll be shooting it fro
A 26" 9 1/8" twist bull barrel in a model 700. Just wondering what weight bullets to try and run in it what powders others have had luck with etc.. Thanks
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    Re: .243 starting point

    I have had great results with H4350, BR-2 primers, and the Sierra 85HPBT and the same with Nosler 95gr. Ballistic Tips. I guess it depends on what you want to shoot at or hunt?
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    Re: .243 starting point

    80gn and up and i like varget and cci primers

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    Re: .243 starting point

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    I have had great results with H4350, BR-2 primers, and the Sierra 85HPBT and the same with Nosler 95gr. Ballistic Tips. I guess it depends on what you want to shoot at or hunt?
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    Re: .243 starting point

    Yotes, hogs, whitetails you name it. Originally bought it to be a predator gun but have since acquired a bull barrel AR which will be what I carry if I want pelts.
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    Re: .243 starting point

    I've had great luck with 85gn SGK's, 75gn V-Max, and 95gn Nosler BT. All shot 1moa with Varget, IMR4350, and H4350. So far the .243 has been my leask finicky and easiest to load gun. Ruger 77 mark II Sporter barrel
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    Re: .243 starting point

    The 85gHPBT Sierra is a pretty good bullet. It works great on deer.

    I have been shooting a few of the 62g Barnes Varmageddon bullets that fragment and they shoot pretty well for varmints-yotes.
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