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Thread: Good .243 mixed fox/deer loads?

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    Good .243 mixed fox/deer loads?

    Gents a cross post but would be interested in the experience available here.

    I will be mainly neck shooting deer with this load obviously, legality in Scotland isn't a consideration either, but would prefer an indication as to which bullets are the best compromise between bullet weight, ability to hold together and ballistic coefficient.

    I don't have any bullets yet but have RL17, H4350, RL22 and RL 25 on hand.

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    How big is the deer?
    70grn works well

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    Muntjac and roe mainly. Will tend to neck shoot with this rifle.

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    70grn will go straight though them.

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    Amir, I would look at 90gr BT's. Wouldn't want to shoot deer with much lighter than that in a 243.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by .25-06 View Post
    70grn will go straight though them.
    which flavour of 70 grain bullet mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    Amir, I would look at 90gr BT's. Wouldn't want to shoot deer with much lighter than that in a 243.

    Dunno mate, which would be better a 80 gr TSX or a 90 grain BT?

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    Sierra 85gr hpbt did me as a deer/fox/vermin/paper bullet for a few yrs I found them very accurate and stopped what was hit

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    Nosler, Purple ballistic tip of course

    Quote Originally Posted by Grandhubert View Post
    which flavour of 70 grain bullet mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffshrek View Post
    Sierra 85gr hpbt did me as a deer/fox/vermin/paper bullet for a few yrs I found them very accurate and stopped what was hit
    how were they on body shots mate?

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