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Old 08-19-2012, 02:20 PM
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Re: .243 Bullets for Mule Deer

Not trying to be argumentative (this time). I tried a "high shoulder" a couple years ago and was disgusted with the waste of the front shoulders. I understand being conservative with the kids but boiler room shots work better for me. P.S. My daughter is still angry that for two years she has bean licensed but can't go hunting because she has not put in the necessary practice to achieve "sure thing" marksmanship. If your not sure you can hit it where you mean to: you probably should not be shooting it as dad hates tracking.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:51 PM
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Re: .243 Bullets for Mule Deer

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a few other brand bullets only made a flesh wound .
I've been shooting .243's for years and have over a hundred deer with them, I've shot most every brand of factory ammo and loaded most of the "specialty" stuff. I've used everything from 58 grains up to 105's. The round you speak of that only left a "flesh wound" in the shoulder, I would love to know what it was.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:51 PM
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Re: .243 Bullets for Mule Deer

speer bullets were the worst I tried .
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:43 AM
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Re: .243 Bullets for Mule Deer

Have had excellent results from the 95 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip - it's the single most accurate bullet my son and I have tried from his 6mm Remington, and is a lot tougher than many would think. Typically get an exit with it, even shattered the bone of the off-side leg after passing through the chest on one deer at nearly 300 yards. It has become our favorite 6mm bullet.

That said - I don't recall ever using a "bad" bullet from the little 6mm Rem.

Regards, Guy
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:25 AM
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Re: .243 Bullets for Mule Deer

Another vote for the Hornady 100 grain BTSP. It shoots under 1/2 MOA all day long n my Sako and the expansion/penetration is perfect.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:25 PM
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Re: .243 Bullets for Mule Deer

I've only been shooting the 243 for two years and I love the 105 Amax.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:26 PM
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I've only been shooting the 243 for two years and I love the 105 Amax.
The 105 Amax is the only bullet my daughters .243 would shoot accurately.
For my .243 Berger 87gn vld.
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