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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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243 ballistic tips for deer?

Found a really good deal on some 105 grain polimer tipped bullets in 243 cal but I am wondering if they would be ok for deer
guess I should clarifythey are Hornady A-Max bullets

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 11:26 PM
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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

Nope. A 243 isnt a deer gun, its a varmit round

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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

OH YES! I've been using 95 grainers for years with no problems at all!
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 11:30 PM
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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

Polymer tip bullets is not enough description. I use 139 gr. Interbonds in my .280 and they have a polymer tip. They do an awesome job on deer.

Alrighty then!
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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

these would be 105 grain A-max bullets

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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

No. The amax polymer tip is designed as a match projectile. It is not designed to expand in a way conducive to reliable and ethical kills in hunting situations.
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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

Yep. Hornady does not recommend that bullet in that diameter, for medium to large game.

243/6mm 95gr Nosler Ballistic Tips, on the other hand, are excellent deer bullets.

Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B
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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

While not "recommended" they work very well. I've used amax's and bt's an both kill quite well. The amax's maybe even a bit better.
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The amax listed is even heavier (better ) than the standard weight 243 hunting bullets.
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I've killed deer with the 168 in my 308 and 30 06. I'd post a pic of the performance but it probably would be to "graphic".
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But believe me they'll work on a deer. Just make sure the twist in your barrel is sufficient to stabilize them.
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An let us know the results of how that "not for hunting" bullet works.
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Some other amax discussion:
http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...Number=1483768
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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

I've heard they work well on deer. I've also heard Sierra Match-Kings work well on deer.
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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 01:46 PM
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Re: 243 ballistic tips for deer?

I wonder if Hornady doesn't recommend the A-Max bullets because they want shooters to buy there hunting bullets?
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