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Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

I tried 130gr SST's in .270 & couldn't get on with them. I think it was the spire point that did it, as my most accurate loads were from loading close to the lands & the SST's couldn't be loaded that close (0.005") as it left less than a calibre of bullet in the case neck.
I thought it was that particular rifle but my current Ruger has the same problem with SST's & shoots better with other bullets - even 90gr JHP's loaded way off the lands.
Sometimes I think rifles are just plain ornery, like women. Very Happy Hiding
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

My better half uses 95 grain Nolser Ballistic tip in her 243. She's taken both Elk and Moose with it so I think that is pretty hard to beat. I use 95 grain Hornady SST's in mine. Very accurate, but I have yet to try them out hunting.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

Elvis,

I use the shoot the 85 gr. Ballistic Tip bullets in a 250 Savage Ackley Improved and switched over to Sierra's 90 gr. B.T.-H.P. Game King and got better accuracy and much better performance on deer, so I shoot what works best for me!

I did contact Nosler about those 6mm bullets I had problems with, years ago, and they did make good on them...

I like the A-MAX bullets for deer at extreme ranges, but I have very few guns that will shoot them to my level of expectancy...

I'm not putting down the Ballistic Tip bullets mind you. If they don't do exactly what I want, I'm not going to shoot them, regardless...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

wow thats 2 bullets that both have great reputations that dont like you....the amax and new eldx etc are the darlings of the long range crowd over here and them boys sure know how to stretch a barrel.... just like a woman fickle creatures.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

My 30-284 likes the Hornady 155 gr. A-MAX and will keep most groups around 2" at 600 yds. . I have shot my best 1,000 yd. group with that gun as bullet...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

man that is shooting.....Im happy with 2" at 200 yards...oh alright Im happy with 2" at anything over a hundy.....when you a bush hobbit at heart and like to "lookem in the eye " before squeezing off a shot you really dont need that much accuracy...it bites me in the bum when animal is out at 350-400.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

350-400 yds!!! Shoot it! Easy kill range. Put the cross hairs between their eyes. It will either be a clean kill or a clean miss. BUT! You also have to be sighted in for that distance too...
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