Some advise needed please.
Im currently shooting with a Tika T3 Lite with a barrel twist of 1-10 in .243 calibre. My main quarry is Fox, with ocasional Muntjac, and Roe.
When i bought the rifle i obviously went through the process of zeroing and trying to find a factory load that the rifle liked. The 100gr were ok all grouping within a 4" circle which is what i need for my level 1, however i wanted tighter groups so tried 95gr & 90gr etc and groups tightened right up.
Im now using Federal power shok 80gr soft point / Medium game, these are giving me really tight & consistant groups, but at 100yds only produce 1655 ft-lb of energy which is fine for Muntjac but if presented with a Roe which is not that often then theyre not legal.
Although i need to up the weight in grains to be deer legal i still need to stay reletivley light to maintain grouping, so any suggestions to make and weight of factory ammo that work well ?
Also what type of head as the soft points at the minute are knocking quite big holes in the Foxes, this i want to avoid if i have the chance at a deer.