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Thread: For those that use the .243 85 gr Sierra on deer.

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    For those that use the .243 85 gr Sierra on deer.

    Just wondering what the recovered bullets weights might be. A guesstimate is fine.

  2. #2
    I use them in a 6x47 and have always exited

  3. #3
    All mine exited on roe

  4. #4
    Likewise, all exited so unable to say.

  5. #5
    I used to use this bullet & as above, it always exited as it's more of a heart & lungs sort of bullet. The only exception to this being a 180m shot when the bullet punched through the shoulder blade then deviated & travelled along the far side of the rib cage breaking all of them. Made quite a mess & the remains of the bullet were there but it looked like just the copper jacket left.
    Last edited by McKenzie; 16-08-2016 at 06:39.

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    I use 85 hpbt sierra exit tie every time exit reds 50% of the time heart& lung any retained bullet ive found has generally been just jacket they kill& kill very well so ive never worried about them

  7. #7
    Never recovered one from the smaller deer species,always exited.

  8. #8
    Always exited 85 grn, 243.

  9. #9
    I've used Hornady 87gn for several years, very similar weight to 85gn, and have found they also exit on every Deer I've shot at 'Deer Stalking' distances.

  10. #10
    Ref the Sierras, the link below sets out my experience of them. There's no question they kill, but I'll not be using them again.
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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