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#2967491 - 10/03/12 07:20 PM 243 question
dsa5455
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Registered: 07/15/10
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Loc: Middle Tn.

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I bought a 243 a couple of years ago and was planning to hunt with it during gun season. From what I have read, most bullets will work with good shot placement. My question is more about that marginal shot with a smaller caliber such as the 243. If you hit bone like a shoulder would a bullet like the Barns be a better choice because of its all copper construction. Secondly, most my shots are 30 yards or less and I don't like tracking wounded deer. Most of the gun season I use my muzzleloader because they drop quickly and I have confidence in my weapon. I would love to have a setup that gives me that kind of confidence with my 243. Lots here I know but would love some input.
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#2967528 - 10/03/12 07:49 PM Re: 243 question [Re: dsa5455]
Kimberman
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Barnes is good, so is the Nosler Partition. I have seen the 95 gr Fusion work well too.
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#2967536 - 10/03/12 07:56 PM Re: 243 question [Re: dsa5455]
7mminatree
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Registered: 01/12/12
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Loc: Unicoi Tn.

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I like the 100 grn Sierra Gameking. Have killed a bunch with that bullet, some drop in thier tracks none go far. I would like to try the new 90 grain Accubond.
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#2967561 - 10/03/12 08:12 PM Re: 243 question [Re: 7mminatree]
SEC
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Registered: 11/01/10
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Partition,partition,partition,
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#2967572 - 10/03/12 08:17 PM Re: 243 question [Re: SEC]
Model70Man
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Registered: 09/30/05
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Loc: Knoxville, TN

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95 grain Fusion is what I use. DRT
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#2967648 - 10/03/12 08:52 PM Re: 243 question [Re: Model70Man]
W.Seay
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Registered: 01/17/06
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Loc: Collierville,TN.

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Partition
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#2967717 - 10/03/12 09:16 PM Re: 243 question [Re: W.Seay]
Hogbear
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Registered: 07/21/05
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Loc: Cuba (near Memphis)

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Been using the Barnes X and then TSX since the 80's in my .243. Never had to track one yet.
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#2967728 - 10/03/12 09:22 PM Re: 243 question [Re: Hogbear]
rem270
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wont use anything besides a hornady sst in a 243 or 270.
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#2967837 - 10/03/12 09:59 PM Re: 243 question [Re: rem270]
Deer Assassin
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if i shot a 243

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#2967894 - 10/03/12 10:43 PM Re: 243 question [Re: Deer Assassin]
Greg M
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Nosler Ballistic tips.
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