Ruger American .243

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by muley, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. muley

    muley Well-Known Member

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    I bought my sister a ruger American .243 since her ex-husband took her gun with him. What would be some good loads to get her started with for antelope and deer. She is a good shot. Her first antelope was shot at 652 yards with my dad's 98 mauser in.243!
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    If you plan to shoot that far, I would go straight to the Sierra 100grn SGK. It is a lead tip boat tail that seems to work good in 1:10 twist tubes. Not sure what the twist rate is in your rifle. My next choice would be the 95grn SST, Berger, or NBT. You'll just have to see what it likes.
     
  3. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    id go with a berger
     
  4. muley

    muley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your help! I will try bergers and game kings to start.
     
  5. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Keep us up to date. Interested in your results.
     
  6. dpicciuto2001

    dpicciuto2001 Member

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    I have had very good luck with the 95 grain Berger match grade VLD hunting and H414 powder.