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Old 05-25-2013, 11:04 PM
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243 how far on deer

How far out would a 243 95 gr Berger still be afactive on a deer tc single shoot barrel shooting 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:07 AM
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Re: 243 how far on deer

How fast do they leave the barrel? The effective killing range really depends on the velocity.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:37 PM
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Re: 243 how far on deer

For deer I like to have 1K ft/lb of energy.You need to see when you reach that at what distance.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:18 PM
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Re: 243 how far on deer

Thanx for input guys Iam working up a load at the moment haven't set up crono yet
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:03 PM
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Re: 243 how far on deer

My 243 AI with the 95 gr berger VLD maintains 1000ftlb out to 600+ yards. For deer sized game, 800ftlb seems to be a more commonly accepted bullet energy target. Colorado Parks and Wildlife however concur on the 1000ftlb for whitetail and 1500 (min) for elk.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:05 PM
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Re: 243 how far on deer

I bet that a more important number is whatever minimum velocity you have for bullet expansion.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:57 PM
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Re: 243 how far on deer

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I bet that a more important number is whatever minimum velocity you have for bullet expansion.
How exactly does one determine that?
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