win 243

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by deadend, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. deadend

    deadend Active Member

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    I tried to do a search so I wouldn't have to bother yall but no luck. I just traded a tika t3 270 for a pre 64 win mod 70 243. It has been lapped and steel bedded. His load is 40.5 grs of 4350 under the 95 gr nosler bal tip. It shoots almost one hole groups at 100 yds. I have not had the chance yet but plan in the next couple of weeks to shoot it at 150, 200, 300 and 400yds to see how much it drops.. Any comment on this rifle being a 400yd deer killer or not? Thank you in advance
     
  2. Gene Jr.

    Gene Jr. Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a similiar load in my 243 win, same bullet and powder. I consider mine a 400 yard deer gun, with good conditions. If you can place the bullet at 400 it will have enough velocity to make it work.

    Shoot it over a chrony and run the numbers, you'll be fine.
     

  3. deadend

    deadend Active Member

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    Any idea Sir what the drop will be at 3 and 4 hundred yds?
     
  4. 338 LEGEND

    338 LEGEND Well-Known Member

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    You are going to end up with around 960 ft-lb of bullet energy. and inpact 26" low (6.25 moa ) with a 100yrd zero..
     
  5. 338 LEGEND

    338 LEGEND Well-Known Member

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    300 yrds looks like 11.5" low 3.5 moa 1150 ft-lb energy
     
  6. 338 LEGEND

    338 LEGEND Well-Known Member

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    This is if you are getting 3050 fps out of you load.
     
  7. deadend

    deadend Active Member

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    Thank you very much.
     
  8. cs1973

    cs1973 Active Member

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    My wifes 243 is a very capable rifle at 400 yards for deer, provided the shooter does his/her job. Her deer load is currently imr4831 powder pushing a 85gr barnes tsx. very good accuracy. this is the absolut max I allow her to shoot at deer sized animals. Coyotes etc get the dose out to as far as she is willing to go. longest yote was over 700yards.
     
  9. Faster Daddy!

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    been using 43.5 to 44.0 gr of IMR 4350 with an 85gr Sierra HPBT. This has been an awesome deer/antelope round.
     
  10. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get to try it out yet this year in killing anything. I load 37.5 grains of IMR4064 with 95grn SST's. It's a pretty hot load, so work up to it. Bug whole groups at 100yrds and 1.5" at 200yrds.

    Tank