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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: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

I use the 95gr Nosler Ballistic Tip In my Howa 1500, can cover group with a dime at 100 yards. As my buddy says : those are bug sized groups. Took me a while, but found out it loves RL-17.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

OldSchoolRanger wrote:
I use the 95gr Nosler Ballistic Tip In my Howa 1500, can cover group with a dime at 100 yards. As my buddy says : those are bug sized groups. Took me a while, but found out it loves RL-17.

They are nice groups mate, but realistically, for a hunting rifle, all you need is Minute of Critter...unless of course you are anal about minuscule groups, in which case, you are well on the way to achieving mate.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

Hey Vince - No, not anal, but it helps me avoid shooting branches!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

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Hey Vince - No, not anal, but it helps me avoid shooting branches!

Haha Haha Haha Haha

That’s Punkins trick mate.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

LMAO! I'll never live that down, will I!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

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LMAO! I'll never live that down, will I!

Probably not mate...like the goose who left his bolts at home when he went hunting. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
LMAO! I'll never live that down, will I!
I agree with Vince, haven't been here that long, and that's the first thing I remembered about you.
Actually, that was great to see a buncha guys that love to bust each others chops, and can laugh about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

OldSchoolRanger wrote:
Pumpkinslinger wrote:
LMAO! I'll never live that down, will I!
I agree with Vince, haven't been here that long, and that's the first thing I remembered about you.
Actually, that was great to see a buncha guys that love to bust each others chops, and can laugh about it.

Yep...we are one big happy family here mate, which is how it should be when we are all joined by a common bond...hunting...and taking the mickey outa one another. I've always said, if you can't laugh at yourself, then you have no right to laugh at others.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:33 am    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

I reckon some of the new Barnes type projectiles in something like 70-80grn weight would really make the EBRG sing a new tune for bigger critters up close.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommendations for a .243 deer hunting bullet Reply with quote

Both the TSX and TTSX in .243 expand well. The Hornady GMX is a keeper also. The E-tip is too long and heavy (90 grains) and I could not get it to shoot well. It requires 1:9 twist or faster.

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