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    New to reloading .243

    Hi,

    I'm currently reloading for .222 and .22Hornet but am looking for a recipe for a .243 when I get one. Anyone any ideas of a good powder for lighter Vmax for fox and heavier deer bullets?

    Cheers

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    Use the Hornady 87gn HptBt for both fox and deer, H380x40gns, Federal mag primer and you're away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrybean View Post
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    .......... heavier deer bullets?
    If you search through the reloading section, there is load upon load upon load.

    100 SPBT Spitzer, 36gr H380

    TJ

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    Furrybean

    try and get the bullets for fox and deer to be close in weight as you will then not have a large POI difference between both which could cause you problems later on, i have shot foxes with 58gr, 75gr, 87gr Vmax 85gr HPBT 85gt TSX ,90gr hotcore and 100gr gameking i have never had a fox go more than couple of yards after an engine room hit they all kill foxes very well.

    i now use the 85gr hpbt as my all rounder fox ,deer,vermin and paper i do use the odd 100gr on deer but the 85gr does a better job .

    hope this is of help ..................neil

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    Been loading for a .243 for near on 10 years now, and find for 87grn Hornady soft point over 39grns of N140, or 100grn Sierra Gameking over 44grns of N160.
    Give me 1/2" groupings in my Remi 700 BDL, and both Foxes or Deer don't go very far!!!

    Atb,

    Moe..

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    For Fox and All UK deer try Nosler 70gr BT's and 40 grains of 4895 mine works best about 70 thou off the lands

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    Is H380 the most popular powder to use for several weight bullets or it be more suited to the 85gr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm View Post
    For Fox and All UK deer try Nosler 70gr BT's and 40 grains of 4895 mine works best about 70 thou off the lands
    Storm, Please do not try them on reds in Scotland, it is a minimum 100gn for larger deer north of the border;

    Scotland

    For roe deer, where the bullet must weigh at least 50 grains AND have a minimum muzzle velocity of 2,450 feet per second AND a minimum muzzle energy of 1,000 foot pounds may be used.
    For all deer of any species - the bullet must weigh at least 100 grains AND have a minimum muzzle velocity of 2,450 feet per second AND a minimum muzzle energy of 1,750 foot pounds.
    It must be stressed that all these figures are the minimum legal requirement.
    For all deer stalking the bullet must be of a type designed to expand/deform on impact.

    ft
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    H414 is good for the lighter stuff and Vit 160 is good for the heavy stuff

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytie View Post
    Storm, Please do not try them on reds in Scotland, it is a minimum 100gn for larger deer north of the border;

    Scotland

    For roe deer, where the bullet must weigh at least 50 grains AND have a minimum muzzle velocity of 2,450 feet per second AND a minimum muzzle energy of 1,000 foot pounds may be used.
    For all deer of any species - the bullet must weigh at least 100 grains AND have a minimum muzzle velocity of 2,450 feet per second AND a minimum muzzle energy of 1,750 foot pounds.
    It must be stressed that all these figures are the minimum legal requirement.
    For all deer stalking the bullet must be of a type designed to expand/deform on impact.

    ft
    He isn't North of the border!

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