80grn lost river .243 long range bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jacack, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. jacack

    jacack Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to know if anyone had used them and if so what type of loads seem to work.My wife wants to shoot a deer this year and cant handle much recoil so i thought I would give them a try,any info would be a big help

    thanks
    Jared
     
  2. MontanaMarine

    MontanaMarine Well-Known Member

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    A 75gr Barnes X bullet or a Nosler 85gr partition mught be a good, well known option.

    MM
     
  3. Mike Schlegel

    Mike Schlegel Member

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    Try some Sierra 85 gr. BTHP Gamekings they shoot well and the terminal performance on Whitetail size game is great. They have enough penatration on deer but you will not find an exit hole, just a dead deer where it had been standing. Bob McKee wrote a good piece on these in American Hunter about 15 years ago. He killed about 3000 deer with it on depradation hunts with a .243, they couldn't publish that tid bit because of the anti-hunting fall out. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    I have taken a large number of deer with the Nosler 95 grain partition. This is a very reliable bullet. Suggest 4831.
     
  5. jacack

    jacack Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info,think i will try the 85 sierra,I have a 1/12 twist and wont shoot anything over 85grns,any suggestions on powder for the sierra's?

    Jared
     
  6. Mike Schlegel

    Mike Schlegel Member

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    I don't have as much time in with the .243 as I do the 6mm, you want to get 3200fps or better so try RL-19 or 4064.
     
  7. djdcsi

    djdcsi Well-Known Member

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    I've taken many deer, antelope sized game with a LRBT 78 gr. .224, in .224-284. It will work.