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    .243 bullets.

    Ok. Currently I shoot 70grBTs in my .243 for foxes and use my .308 for all my deer work. I was just wondering if there was a heavier .243 bullet i could use for deer that would shoot similarly to the 70gr without having to adjust my scope each time? I.e could i just slot a 100gr in my .243 when i went out stalking without having to worry about altering the scope a couple of clicks each time? I havent shot a 70gr then say a 100gr at paper to see what the differences are.

    Thanks.

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    the only way to answer this is on the paper mate.
    every bullet/load will shoot different in every rifle.
    you might be lucky you might not. its that simple, no one on here can answer this for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boarboy View Post
    Ok. Currently I shoot 70grBTs in my .243 for foxes and use my .308 for all my deer work. I was just wondering if there was a heavier .243 bullet i could use for deer that would shoot similarly to the 70gr without having to adjust my scope each time? I.e could i just slot a 100gr in my .243 when i went out stalking without having to worry about altering the scope a couple of clicks each time? I havent shot a 70gr then say a 100gr at paper to see what the differences are.

    Thanks.
    The target below was shot with my Tikka T3 .243 Hunter.
    It was sighted in to hit the bullseye at 12 o`clock at 100 yards with my 75gr V.Max re-loads.
    I won a box of 100gr Privi Partisan Softpoints at a stalkers shoot and was pleased to find that if I took the same central point of aim that they too were in the bull.
    Crow or Roe by a swift bullet change !
    HWH.


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    Why are you worried about the 70 nosler bt on deer ?
    ATB steve

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    I have shot roe with the 70BT fine. However, some larger fallow bucks have required, lets just say some finishing shots. Not ideal.

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    not sure how it will shoot in your particular rifle but if you want a killer .243 bullet look no further than the 85grn Barnes- any deer you care to mention!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SussexFallow View Post
    Why are you worried about the 70 nosler bt on deer ?
    ATB steve
    The Nosler 70g BT is a varmint bullet (Like V Max), designed to cause maximum damage to vermin.

    I use the Nosler 90g "hunting" bt in my .243, and I find them to be very accurate, and do the job very well.

    For things I don't intend to eat, I find the 87g V Max is excellent, and shoots .75" high compared to the 90g.


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    hi i got 87hp and 100 btsp with in a inch.rl19 with 42.4 grain and 100gspbt .and rl19 with 44grain and87grainbthp in my tikka

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    Just a case of finding what works for "you". Some times I need to use the 100g SP, and they are close enough that I don't have to worry about dialling in the scope.

    That said, these were at 100yds, I've zero'd the 90's at 200yds now, so need to do the same with the others.


    Mark.

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