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    Factory .243 ammunition

    What do people recommend? I want one bullet for all, it will primarily be a deer round for all British deer, muntjac to red hinds with the very very odd red stag, I will shoot the odd fox but only when out stalking. It will run through a 23" barrel, I tend to neck shoot most of my deer but do want a bullet that is capable of body shooting should the need arise, will be shooting nothing over 200yrds. Any recommendations advise appreciated.

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    Geco 105 grain soft points if you've got the barrel for them

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    Yup, them or any of the 100 grain offerings from companies like Sako, Norma, Federal, etc.

    It's hard to find a badly performing bullet in factory ammo from the usual suspects, find what shoots accurately in your rifle and go from there.

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    HI jON 15. I found the 100g federal to be very good. but when supply's were non existent last year, i moved to winchester 100g super x and have had no faults with them.
    its realy up to you your rifle and your wallet.
    ATB Tommy

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    100gn TMantel are the best factory rounds I've tried so far in my 243

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    Hi Jon 15,
    If you shoot large deer North of the border and only want 1 bullet weight to cover all , then you've got to use a minimum bullet weight of 100 grains . Limits your choice a little. Just thought I'd mention it.
    Happy hunting.

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    Norma 100g soft points have never failed me. Previously used federal but found inconsistancies so changed.

    Norma's are spenny though, especially if you chose to sling half a dozen down onto a target - it hurts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyroe View Post
    Norma 100g soft points have never failed me. Previously used federal but found inconsistancies so changed.

    Norma's are spenny though, especially if you chose to sling half a dozen down onto a target - it hurts!
    Great bullet..Just think of all that lovely once fired brass Willie. Must be worth 50p each to the homeloaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon15 View Post
    What do people recommend? I want one bullet for all, it will primarily be a deer round for all British deer, muntjac to red hinds with the very very odd red stag, I will shoot the odd fox but only when out stalking. It will run through a 23" barrel, I tend to neck shoot most of my deer but do want a bullet that is capable of body shooting should the need arise, will be shooting nothing over 200yrds. Any recommendations advise appreciated.
    i use Sako 90gr gameheads in my .243 fantastically accurate and handle anything I put in front of them

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