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    Decent/ cheap .243 Factory

    I am picking up Michelles .243 rifle this Friday and need to know a good/cheap .243 factory load. I am thinking 100 grain or not much lower and stoutly construsted bullet head. I know some will say go light and recommend what I might regard to be too loight/frangible bullets but that would be the last thing she would need as seeing the first Roe deer she had shot either run or get injured would dent her confidence I feel? I am getting two boxes of Remington Corelokts with the gun so other suggestions would be most wecome.

    Mant thanks

    Pete

    Ps preferably not ballistic tips as she saw a Roe I shot with one and didnt like it.....wasted a sholuder she said lol....
    Last edited by chickenman; 28-05-2012 at 11:25.

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    An 80-87 grain SP would probably do wonders. You chose make etc but I understand even the plain Vanilla Remington Express 80 grain works very well on deer. Seems to shoot quite well too from my limited experience with it.

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    What is the rifle?

    Federal Power Shok works well in most Tikkas and still in 25 per box territory. Geco is fantastic value and their 105 grain 243 load very effective.
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    Privi seems to be the cheapest and some people report sub MOA groups out of it.
    depends what your rifle likes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    Privi seems to be the cheapest and some people report sub MOA groups out of it.
    depends what your rifle likes?
    +1 at around 55-60 per 100 x 100gr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    +1 at around 55-60 per 100 x 100gr
    +2 Portsmouth Gun Centre do them 60

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    Cheers guys will have a look at your sugestions

    pete

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    My daughter uses PPU 100 grain from her Model 70 Winchester. Great accuracy and impressive killing power.~Muir

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    +1 on the Privi 100g, although I picked up 60rds of the Geco 105g at the weekend at a good price so looking forward to trying them out when I've finished off my Privi.

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