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what is the largest grain bullet i can buy for a 243?

from jameslovesstephanie on 07.31.10

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from CCMJS wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Medium bore? .243?

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from Johnnie wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

all ready* - - - not already

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from Johnnie wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

You can buy already loaded: Cor-Bon Performance Match Ammunition 243 Winchester 115 Grain DTAC Box of 20 for $41.99
>>>>> Or <<<<<
Here's three for handloading:
1.Berger Hunting Bullets 243 Caliber, 6mm (243 Diameter) 115 Grain VLD Hollow Point Boat

2.DTAC Bullets 243 Caliber and 6mm (243 Diameter) 115 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail

3.Berger Target Bullets 243 Caliber, 6mm (243 Diameter) 115 Grain VLD Hollow Point Boat Tail

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from PAShooter wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

100 grain bullet is near the upper limit of bullet weight for good stabilization with a spire pointed bullet with average rate of twist 1-10. Hunting bullets from Speer, Hornady, Nosler, and others work well to deer sized game. The bullets such as the Sierra 107 grain are long and require a fast rate of twist.

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from tduke wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

biggest 243 I heard of is Hornady 107 gr, A-max. Its a match bullet

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from X2DKkiller wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

You can get 105gr for the 243 I have used them in mine but just stuck with the 100gr Partion you wont see a big differance between the 105 and the 100gr.

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Back in 87, ran into a fella on the range with hand loaded 243 with 125 grain round nose and the ballistics was crap!

I wouldn't go over 100, my 22-250 even on Mule deer works fantastic, go figure!

As one Fella put it, all you need is something to let the air out and broadheads do just that!

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from PAShooter wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

100 grain bullet is near the upper limit of bullet weight for good stabilization with a spire pointed bullet with average rate of twist 1-10. Hunting bullets from Speer, Hornady, Nosler, and others work well to deer sized game. The bullets such as the Sierra 107 grain are long and require a fast rate of twist.

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from Johnnie wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

You can buy already loaded: Cor-Bon Performance Match Ammunition 243 Winchester 115 Grain DTAC Box of 20 for $41.99
>>>>> Or <<<<<
Here's three for handloading:
1.Berger Hunting Bullets 243 Caliber, 6mm (243 Diameter) 115 Grain VLD Hollow Point Boat

2.DTAC Bullets 243 Caliber and 6mm (243 Diameter) 115 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail

3.Berger Target Bullets 243 Caliber, 6mm (243 Diameter) 115 Grain VLD Hollow Point Boat Tail

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from X2DKkiller wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

You can get 105gr for the 243 I have used them in mine but just stuck with the 100gr Partion you wont see a big differance between the 105 and the 100gr.

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from tduke wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

biggest 243 I heard of is Hornady 107 gr, A-max. Its a match bullet

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from Old Salts wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Back in 87, ran into a fella on the range with hand loaded 243 with 125 grain round nose and the ballistics was crap!

I wouldn't go over 100, my 22-250 even on Mule deer works fantastic, go figure!

As one Fella put it, all you need is something to let the air out and broadheads do just that!

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from CCMJS wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Medium bore? .243?

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from Johnnie wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

all ready* - - - not already

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