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Unread 03-20-2013, 09:09 AM
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243 for whitetails

In the past I have always used a 30-06 for deer. Recently I picked up a ruger american in 243 and decided to try it on deer since i had been hearing so much about hunting with this caliber. I chose to shoot barnes 85gf. triple shock bullets. Well let me tell you I never expected the results I got. I shot 2 deer with this bullet this year . Both were hit in the forward lung area, one at 80yds and the other at about 125. When I went to field dress them I saw the same results in both. They both dropped right in thier tracks and when I gutted them both were bloodshot all the way back into the lower intestine area, thats a lot of shock. Looks like I have a new caliber for deer now.
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    Unread 03-20-2013, 02:48 PM
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    Re: 243 for whitetails

    What was your load for these bullets. I have some ordered to try in mine next deer season.
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    Unread 03-20-2013, 05:37 PM
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    Re: 243 for whitetails

    45 grains of imr 4831 with a remington 9 1/2 primer. These are very accurate, 1 in. at 200 yards
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    Unread 03-20-2013, 11:11 PM
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    Re: 243 for whitetails

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    45 grains of imr 4831 with a remington 9 1/2 primer. These are very accurate, 1 in. at 200 yards

    Thanks for the info will try it in my daughter in laws gun
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    Unread 03-21-2013, 05:29 AM
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    Re: 243 for whitetails

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    45 grains of imr 4831 with a remington 9 1/2 primer. These are very accurate, 1 in. at 200 yards
    Thanks. Do you know what kind of velocity you are getting.
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    Unread 03-21-2013, 06:01 AM
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    Re: 243 for whitetails

    I got my first deer with the 243 this year as well, at about 100m I thought I missed the way it took off. went about 80 yards
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    Unread 03-21-2013, 06:10 AM
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    Re: 243 for whitetails

    My chronograph says 3150. I only have a 22 inch barrel.
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