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#3268669 - 06/15/13 07:58 PM 243 factory ammo advice
pseshooter300
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Looking for some info on what factory ammo to try picked up a ruger american and was thinking 100 grain. But looking for advice for a good deer bullet. I was thinking Remington,federal fusion,and maybe federal nosler partition. Any advice?
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#3268679 - 06/15/13 08:33 PM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: pseshooter300]
Gravey
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95-grain Fusions hands down for me. My son and I both shoot them. Brother in law shoots them in his .270 as well. If they don't fall on the spot or in eye site they leave one heckuva blood trail.
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#3268685 - 06/15/13 08:51 PM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: Gravey]
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The 100gr nosler partition is by far the best if you ask me. Been handloading it for years in a 243.
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#3268688 - 06/15/13 08:55 PM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: SEC]
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if forced to use factory ammo I would start with Hornady Superformance 100 gr and if that didnt work I would try the Federal Supreme load with 100 gr Sierra
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#3268695 - 06/15/13 09:04 PM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: Gravey]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
95-grain Fusions hands down for me. My son and I both shoot them. Brother in law shoots them in his .270 as well. If they don't fall on the spot or in eye site they leave one heckuva blood trail.


X2. Fusions flat out lay the smackdown on deer. Best bullet I've used in the 243 for deer and crazy accurate.
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#3268720 - 06/15/13 09:51 PM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: Model70Man]
W C
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A lot of folks don't like ballistic tips but for my .243 it the Winchester Ballistic Silvertip 95gr. Unbelievable internal damage, most are bang/flop dead and my rifle shoots 1 ragged hole at the range.
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#3268728 - 06/15/13 10:17 PM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: W C]
TNRifleman
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I had great luke with Federal Premium Sierra Gamekings. 100 Gr I believe
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#3268757 - 06/15/13 11:54 PM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: TNRifleman]
BigD_625
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For factory loads, I like the Fusion and the Winchester PowerMax Bonded.
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#3268796 - 06/16/13 07:17 AM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: pseshooter300]
Buzzard Breath
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Federal Fusion in my .243
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#3268804 - 06/16/13 07:33 AM Re: 243 factory ammo advice [Re: Buzzard Breath]
tiecampdeerslayer
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My son and dad shoot the 243, my dad shoots the fusion and they drop on the spot, my son shoots the Remington Premier 90 grain Scirocco, it's a tough bullet that has complete pass throughs, good blood trails, but all deer he's killed, have run 40-75 yds. No "drop dead in their tracks" kills.
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