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#3314954 - 08/07/13 03:20 PM What does everyone shoot in .243?
goose17
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I usally shoot 100 grain Federal Ammo but was wondering if anyone shoots a diffrent ammo or brand?
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#3315004 - 08/07/13 03:59 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: goose17]
Eric Kilby
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I picked up a box of hornady 100 grain american whitetail ( interlock) and getting .5 inch groups at 100 yds... I'm trying to find some of the all copper 80 grain TTSX and if they shoot good it will most likely be my deer load
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#3315044 - 08/07/13 04:24 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: Eric Kilby]
BigD_625
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95gr federal fusion.
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#3315063 - 08/07/13 04:46 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: BigD_625]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
95gr federal fusion.

What he said. Sited in my encore Sunday afternoon and these were my last 2 shots at 100.
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#3315075 - 08/07/13 05:04 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: BigD_625]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
95gr federal fusion.


Yep. That's what I use.
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#3315248 - 08/07/13 08:18 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: Model70Man]
DaveB
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I handload. 100 grain Partitions out west. Stepped down to 95 partitions when I moved to Tennessee. Going to try 90 Accubonds this coming year. I am gettin close to 2850 FPS with the 95's. The cheapo Barska scope stopped moving the zero after about 30 rounds (50?) and is now locked on zero.
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#3315318 - 08/07/13 09:14 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: goose17]
1shot1kill
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Federal Fusions
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#3315406 - 08/07/13 10:12 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: 1shot1kill]
REN
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shoot fusions and SST's both with great results.
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#3315594 - 08/08/13 07:16 AM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: REN]
bigtex
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I reload everything I own. For the .243 I use Hornady 100 gr. B.T.S.P's.
Very accurate in my rifle [T/C Encore] and great terminal performance.
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#3315663 - 08/08/13 08:21 AM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: bigtex]
Kimberman
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I handload a 100 gr Nosler Partition. If my .243 likes the 85 gr Barnes TSX or 80 gr TTSX, that would be my load. in Factory ammo, I like those bullets, and the 95 gr Fusion.
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#3315705 - 08/08/13 08:45 AM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: 1shot1kill]
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100gr CoreLokt's in my daughter's rifle.
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#3315969 - 08/08/13 12:38 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: MUP]
Deerhunter
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Ive had good luck with the 100 gr Hornady BTSP, but I picked up 2 boxes of Fusions recently to try.
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#3317094 - 08/09/13 10:30 AM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: Deerhunter]
knightrider
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fusions,core lockts and sst
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#3317167 - 08/09/13 11:49 AM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: knightrider]
mike243
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I have had good luck with most brands but the fed with serria 100g carrys over 100lbs to 400y.good enuf for me
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#3318580 - 08/10/13 08:24 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: mike243]
tickweed
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aren't fusions moly coated?
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#3318731 - 08/10/13 10:18 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: tickweed]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: tickweed
aren't fusions moly coated?


They used to be. The new ones are not coated.
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#3320838 - 08/12/13 09:01 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: Kimberman]
WGK
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I load the 100 gr nosler partition. They have worked good for me.
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#3328446 - 08/19/13 08:09 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: WGK]
LY
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 Originally Posted By: WGK
I load the 100 gr nosler partition. They have worked good for me.


X2 for four decades and two generations

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#3328464 - 08/19/13 08:19 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: LY]
SEC
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 Originally Posted By: LY
 Originally Posted By: WGK
I load the 100 gr nosler partition. They have worked good for me.


X2 for four decades and two generations
Deer shot with the 100gr partition usually dont even make it back to the thicket. Pure poison.

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#3328483 - 08/19/13 08:31 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: SEC]
280longshot
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Deer shot with 100gr.Sierra Game Kings don't even make it 30yrds.

3yrs ago I was experimenting with my .243 with different bullets.
One afternoon I shot a doe @200yrds,-- she made it 30yrds.

The same afternoon 20-30mins later a 8pt.-- he ran a circle and fell dead in his tracks.

I agree the bullet probably fragmented more than it should, but I'm not complaining, for it was a afternoon hunt!!
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#3332496 - 08/22/13 09:04 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: Kimberman]
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When I gun hunt I usually carry a lever, but when I do carry a bolt it's a 243 and I have a Dos Equis. Nahh, just joshing. I've had excellent luck with the 100 grain Sierra Pro Hunters and Gamekings. Plowed through some bone with them on several occasions and they held up better than I heard they would. I'm only pushing them about 2800fps though.

A buddy uses the 100 grain Remington Core Lokts and has had really good luck with them on some heavy bodied deer but again, he's not pushing them more than about 2800fps out of his little Model 7.

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#3332505 - 08/22/13 09:10 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: Lost Lake]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: Lost Lake
When I gun hunt I usually carry a lever, but when I do carry a bolt it's a 243 and I have a Dos Equis.

You should never mix guns and alcohol. Everyone knows you drink the beer first then shoot the empty cans. Makes for an obvious seperation of guns and booz.
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#3332542 - 08/22/13 09:32 PM Re: What does everyone shoot in .243? [Re: Rubberduck270]
Lost Lake
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Definitely a way to clear out those overcrowded public land hot spots.
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