target and hunting ammo for a .243

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I bought my 9 year old grandson a .243 for Christmas to deer hunt with this fall. I desperately need some target and hunting ammo for it. Does anyone have suggestions on where I could purchase it without breaking the bank?
 

backyardtndeer

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Before I started reloading, my girls used 100 grain core lokts for years in 243 with very good results. Use 100 grain hornady interlocks in my handloads.
 

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If you can get the federal fusion 95 grain. You will be happy with its performance. I had never used it or a .243 , I got one for my 9 year old this past Christmas & he got a 7pt his first trip on the last juvenile hunt. It folded that deer up. It impressed me. The deer never even kicked. Good luck finding the ammunition. I am on a list at Rodgers outdoors. Maybe you can do that too and hopefully some will break free before to long.
 

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My wife has a .243. She has not hunted in the last few years. I will look to see how much ammo I have for it. It would be better used making a nine year old smile than taking up space in my safe.
 

Cherokee

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My wife has a .243. She has not hunted in the last few years. I will look to see how much ammo I have for it. It would be better used making a nine year old smile than taking up space in my safe.
I don’t have nearly as much as I thought I did. Just a few (9) rounds of 80 gr Federals. Most of the 243 I have is reloaded.
 

Gravey

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If you can get the federal fusion 95 grain. You will be happy with its performance. I had never used it or a .243 , I got one for my 9 year old this past Christmas & he got a 7pt his first trip on the last juvenile hunt. It folded that deer up. It impressed me. The deer never even kicked. Good luck finding the ammunition. I am on a list at Rodgers outdoors. Maybe you can do that too and hopefully some will break free before to long.
Shoot the same out of my .243 when I use it and use the Fusion 130-grain in my .270. Really like them.
 

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