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#1 ehd

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:41 PM

i did a little 243 shooting at the target today between rain showers. shooting 80 grain hps and 55 grain ballistic tips. As you would figure the 55s are real flat, however quite a bit of windage drift with a little wind. for the tall tough oat grass, ill most likley stick with the 80 grainers for the coyotes in the 243. what are you 243 shooters shooting??

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:13 AM

Sierra no longer makes the 75 grain spitzer but that's what we used to shoot. The 75 grain HP is good, too. Back when I shot a 243 the lightest bullet was 60 grains and they were pretty much considered to be barrel burners so not many people shot them. A friend of mine had a 6mm-06 that he shot the 60 grain bullets out of. The gun shot terrible but one night we killed like a dozen kit fox with it. They were almost vaporized.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:03 AM

You guys will think I nuts, but I always shoot Sierras 100 gr sbt. I just like the bullet and so does my rifle. It's not affected by the wind much. I can use it on deer, pigs and yotes. It's good about anchoring what you shoot. And I don't have worry about what round to pick when I go out.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:50 AM

I have been shooting the Sierra 85 grain spitzer for years...Love them

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:02 PM

ehd, I would choose the 80 gr bullets over the 55 gr bullets also for the 243. Before I had to go lead free I really liked the 75 gr V-Max and my second choice was the Nosler 80 gr Ballistic Tip. Last season on Coyotes I used the Barnes 62 gr Varmint Grenades in my 243. They shot pretty good in my Rem 700 but I don't have any confidence in the 62 gr bullet. This next season I will be shooting the Barnes Tipped TSX 80 gr bullets out of my 243 Win and my 243 WSSM. I like having enough bullet weight so I can at least see where the bullet hits the ground when I miss. :wacko:

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:26 PM

When I first got the 700 , i picked up a box of the 80 grain triple shock, and they shot well. i shoot 55s in the 22-250 ,but like the 80 grainers inthe 243, although not near as flat as the 55s




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