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.243 for hogs?

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Old 05-06-2009, 01:55 PM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

Originally Posted by esshup View Post
I shipped it today, so it'll be there in plenty of time. It'll be interesting, they've had a bunch of rain down there last week, one county had 15" in 15 hrs.
I'm assuming that he lives in Montgomery/Harris County or East thereof? Lots of rain there last week, especially in those two counties. Good luck with thinning out their population.

Curious as to why you shipped it down there... I thought you could claim it as baggage if you were flying. No real problems down in our neck of the woods. How much did it cost you to ship it down here (and who did you ship it to?) Did you ship it to an FFL or what? I'm just full of curiosity... are you driving by chance? That would be simple to just drive obviously, but like I said, I'm curious... not point fingers or nothing. Good luck, and welcome to Tejas on the 8th... I'll be in Lubbock at that time.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:50 PM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

when you get to the place with all that rain, send some to deep south texas , we havent had any for over 6 months ,this sand is deep and dry, your 243 will work great on hogs, with a good bullet, i shoot hogs almost every day with a 243, its not what you use as much as where you put it good luck,kill all of them you can , as we need the help.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

$32.00 was the shipping with insurance. I'm flying down to San Antonio for a few days after I leave his place, and I didn't want to cart it thru 6 different airports and store it at the hotel in S.A. when that would be the only checked baggage. I can ship "from me to me" legally - no FFl required. 1100 miles one way is too far for me to drive for a 6 day vacation! Although it would be cheaper than flying, there are times when I'd rather spend the $$ and have more time to visit.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:10 AM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

Copy that... I didn't realize how much it would cost to ship to yourself (which I thought of that after I posted my comment... silly me). Thanks for the info, and safe trip.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:47 PM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

Almost shoot the 243 for everything and none of the critters said they weren't dead enough goin in the truck... Berger VLD 105 rocks on larger stuff (Deer, bear etc.) and Barnes 62gr VGs smoke the smaller stuff.. (Yotes and such)
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:21 PM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

Originally Posted by juliang View Post
I have shot 4 hogs with my 243 in the last 12 months. The largest was 260#. I use the Sierra 85gr and no hogs shot have not died. I actually shoot them roughly in the front leg, lower than a deer and it works just fine. I shot another with a 45-70 which also worked rather well!!
Glad to see this thread as I was going to post the same thing. I have a buddy coming to shoot hogs and he is recoil sensitive. My 243 is the softest shooter I own, but wasn't sure if it was enough for hogs.

juliang - Can we get your recipe for 85 gr SGKs?

Anyone have a good recipe for 95 or 100 gr Partitions?

I wish Nosler would make a .243 Accubond... a 100 gr (plus/minus 5 grains) would be perfect for hogs and mule deer.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:47 AM
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Re: .243 for hogs?

My load is:

Rem 9.5 LR primer, AA4350 43gr, SGK # 1530 and 2.66 COAL.

This load chronographs at just over 3100fps. This is about .5 MOA in my Tikka T3 Lite.
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