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what is the best weight 243bullette for deer i do hand load ?2 can i use a regular 243die on a 243 comet it's a wildcat but still a 243 would it make a difference any info would help greatly thanks
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I shoot a 6mm x 284 wildcat and for deer the sieera 85 grain bthp is very devasting on deer and shoots great on paper also.
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I like the 95 gr. Hornady SST

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95 grain Nosler Partition.
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what is the best weight 243bullette for deer i do hand load ?2 can i use a regular 243die on a 243 comet it's a wildcat but still a 243 would it make a difference any info would help greatly thanks
You should have been able to answer that question before you bought the rifle in that caliber.

Unless the dimensions are similiar in the shoulder, then no you likely can't use 243 dies. I've never heard of the comet and don't know what the parent is. If its like a 30-06 case necked down using a 243 winchester die then you probably can.

I prefer the sierra 85 grain bthp.

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I'm with moose on the partition. I stay away from the ballistic tips. I'm leary of them at 243 speeds on a deer. Just my opinion.

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what is the best weight 243bullette for deer i do hand load ?2 can i use a regular 243die on a 243 comet it's a wildcat but still a 243 would it make a difference any info would help greatly thanks
You should have been able to answer that question before you bought the rifle in that caliber.

Unless the dimensions are similiar in the shoulder, then no you likely can't use 243 dies. I've never heard of the comet and don't know what the parent is. If its like a 30-06 case necked down using a 243 winchester die then you probably can.

I prefer the sierra 85 grain bthp.
i did not buy the gun it was given to me when my wifes grandfather passed away it is a 243 case with the shoulder blowen out farther so it holds more powder
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you sure it is called a 243 comet?? a quick google search and search of reloading data bases with tons of wildcats turned up nothing??
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I can't help you with the die situation because I've never heard of that caliber, but I prefer the 85 grain Barnes bullets in my 243.
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...it is a 243 case with the shoulder blowen out farther so it holds more powder
Sounds like a 243AI (Ackley Improved), dies are common. What does the barrel stamp say?
Accubond 90 for me. Accurate as a ballistic tip and stays together.

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