I have been using the RWS 243 100gn in my 243 ever since I got it, but recently the seem have changed the ammo considerably.
Firstly they have shortened the seating depth by nearly 2mm compared to my last batch. I did enquire about RUAG, they took back the box, made enquiries came back that it was within their tolerances, but sent me a full box from a different batch number. It to is loaded to their shorter over all length. Ok - it still shoots to same point of aim so go hunting.
Anyway last Friday was out and finally caught up with an old barren Roe doe. Shot had to be quick as she was moving with others across a wooded hill above me. A quick whistle she stopped quartering towards me. cross hair settled on point of shoulder and squeezed and she went straight down. No exit wound. Small entry just on front of near side shoulder. Gralloch was clean. Heart with hole through middle and mashed to pieces and so were lungs.
Its been in the chiller ten days and skinned and butchered it yesterday. The near side shoulder was completely jellied with bruising from top of shoulder blade to elbow. Inside the shoulder was a three inch hole in the rib cage and lots of bone fragments.
A small hole in the offside rib cage just ahead of the diaphragm close the spine with remains of the bullet in the offside blackstrap. (. The remains was just the jacket.
Now i I would have expected and indeed want a deer bullet not to explode so rapidly and to pass clean through something like a roe doe. I certainly would nt want to use that bullet on a hind.
Yes I appreciate shot position could be better and I can wait for better presentation, but my ground is tricky, I don't often shot opportunities (about 1 in 5 outings), so I have to take what's presented.
the Geko 105 shoots to the same poi - is this a harder bullet.