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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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.243 advice

im thinking of taking my new .243 out for deer this year. just wondering whats people's opinion on best bullet to use.

i got a shotgun a rifle and a 4 wheel drive and a country boy can survive
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 12:31 AM
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Re: .243 advice

I've shot many deer with 100grn bullets from my .243 never had any of them go anywhere.

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Yeah ive always show 100 grn out of mine and had good results

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100 gr psp will definately do the trick. I usually take my .243 out as a back up should something happen to my 06'.

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Re: .243 advice

Every Time this subject comes up, does NOT matter if it is the 243, 30-06, 30-30 7mm ECT...

I always Answer.....

What you shoot the BEST thru your Rifle after Testing Different Loads!

As for my personal use in my 243 for Deer, I use either the Federal 70 grain Ballistic Tips or the Hornady 95 grain SST....They both knock the Snot out of Deer and either drop them in their tracks or they only go 25-50 yards! (And they leave blood trails a Blind Man could follow)

The BEST thing for you to do is Get yourself a few different Brands of ammo and work them at the Range and sellect the BEST 2 that shoot the Best and also Read up on Each you choose on how they have performed on Deer!
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Re: .243 advice

i know i need to find the right bullet for my gun...im just wondering what other people use out. wanting to see what grain and type of bullet folks prefer

i got a shotgun a rifle and a 4 wheel drive and a country boy can survive
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lISTEN TO THE WOODDUCK,HE KNOWS OF WHICH HE SPEAKS.(in this case anyway,lol)
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I use the cheapo Power-Shoks in my .243 Tikka. I swear they drop a Deer faster than when I was shooting an `06!! Easily does the one inch group...
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100 grains work for me.

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I loaded some Nosler 90 gr ballistic tips in my 6mm, will be carrying it some this year.

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