Good luck. .243 Winchester barrels, on the other hand, were rifled 1:10" to stabilize bullets as heavy as 105 grains. Blackpowder Mortar & Cannon by Seacoast Artillery, Hand Loading Rifles & Handguns by Diamond K Brass, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. It also shoots 100 grain Rem Cor-Lokt's good, but the Hornady's are more accurate in my rifle. Savage Axis. One bullet I just CANNOT get working out of my CZ 550 are the Remington 100 gr Core-Lokts. I was using 55gn Nos BTs for foxes, but once i got my .223 i just went back to one load of 100gn BTSP for the .243, if i do see a fox and i have the .243, then the 100gn is absolutely fine.. How do they do it? This combo is for my wife who want to learn to hunt. When Winchester introduced the .243 Winchester in 1955, it quickly became a best-selling sporting cartridge. Have not hunted with my 243 win however the round for hunting around here most handloaders use is the nosler accubond. The .243 can handle bullet weights from 60 grains up to 105 grains, from hollow points to ballistic tips and can be used on most types of small to medium Australian game. With 115gr DTAC bullets, a.243 rivals a 6.5-284 ballistically out to 1000 yards. 1 243 likes 100 gr. Most factory ammo features 50gr to 60gr projectiles. Start with lighter (shorter) bullets and work up. I just bought a H&R Handi-Rifle in 243. My wife (62 yo) decided she wants to hunt with me so I dug it out and and fit it to her. I started with 105 gr bullets when I bought my first .243 about 25 years ago. The 1 in 12 inch twist is ideal for best accuracy with varmint weight bullets (70-85 grains) in a high velocity .24 (6mm) caliber rifle. Come join the discussion about hunting, fishing, survival, archery gunsmithing, optics, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! The 58 gr Hornady bullets were the most accurate and most fun to shoot at the range. I'm adapting a Handi with a youth stock, Redfield scope and standard 243 Barrel for my wife. Any experience with the Win. I bought some 100 gr Remington Coreloks for sighting in. I've owned a few Handis and barrels and understand what they are and can be. I know, mine is with me often, in fact she'll be riding with me on my ATV tomorrow to check out the deer stands. My last set of handloads with that bullet netted me 2 sub 1/2" MOA 5 shot groups. I haven't tried any of the extreme powders form Hodgdon, being satisfied with the SR3031. Sierra 85-grain HPBT GameKing. I have got a friend that just bought a Savage Model 200 and he is curious about the most accurate load. I'm loading the Remingtons .010 off the lands and I'm thinking they like to jump into the lands. Most any bullet is accurate enough at 1-200 yards. Get it red hot a few times. I tried the lighter weight VMax bullets in my Savage .243, but could not get decent accuracy out of them until I got up the the 87" grain bullet. I had a good deal on some 100 gr Hornaday interlocks. I bought this rifle about 20 years ago and at one time had 13 barrels. It's strange, but I happen to be working on a load for my .243 for deer hunting right now. area, not over 100 gr. I took it out today and oh my gosh is it nice. 85 gr Sierra Game Kings are a proven accurate and effective deer bullet. Reducing or increasing the powder charge and bullet weight allows you to meet your hunting and shooting needs with minimal recoil as the result. 85 gr Sierra Game Kings are a proven accurate and effective deer bullet. Its a very humane round, mostly drop right their in most cases 100 yards and farther. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Using them will allow you to estimate the heaviest/longest bullet a gun will stabilize based on the caliber (left-most column) and twist rate in inches (top-most row). I don't see anything on the barrel to indicate model, age or twist. I got great accuracy with the 70 Nosler BT, getting 3425 fps. Then go to the range and at 100 yards sight in using factory loads first. John Whidden of Whidden Gunworks used the .243 Winchester cartridge to win the 2017 NRA Long Range Championship, his fifth LR title at Camp Perry (and second in a row). This has a standard barrel, any thoughts bout the twist rate? Freezer, here ya go: My .243 is a Superlight with a 1:9 twist. I load the same round for my 270. My favorite general purpose .243 load uses a Hornady 87 grain BTHP bullet in front of a maximum load of 37.1 grains of IMR 4064 powder for a MV of 3100 fps. Then using your stepped loads (try to shoot when there is NO wind). This batch was primed with magnum rifle primers because that was all I had and could get at the time. Plug in you powder & bullet weight & it gives you the data. Therefore, the bullet weight matters a great deal. As a side bebefit, there's never a need to explain why the deer tracking took longer than expected, and that's why you're getting home so late when she's been with you the whole way thru! Guy I used to hunt with about 20 yrs ago used a 243 BLR and shot multiple bucks over 200# dressed with it. Perhaps if one was only shooting small game at short ranges, such as less than 250 yards, there might be a case for light bullets. The Sierra 85 BTHP is another good one. As far as deer hunting calibers go, the .243 is light, small and perfect for beginning deer hunters. To be honest, any size bullet in .243 is going to kill charlie cleanly. One of the many tricks to get your rifle barrel broken in is to shoot it a lot and don't clean it so much. I tried the lighter weight VMax bullets in my Savage .243, but could not get decent accuracy out of them until I got up the the 87" grain bullet. Since I have a box of Sierra 70 MK's that is what I will start with. I was wondering if I could get some input on different bullets for a 243. With available bullet weights from 55-grain “varminters,” to 100-grain medium game killers, plus ultra-long (heavy for the caliber) target bullets in … Hornaday Spire Points with IMR 4350 powder so well that this is the only bullet I load for that rifle. The Official Predator Masters Search Engine. JavaScript is disabled. 1 at .458" and one at .450". I have reloaded for 25+years, never did for the NEF. Hornady technicians developed this load in Hornady cases using Federal 210 primers. Good luck & please post your data & results. to take untold numbers of deer, antelope and more than a few elk each fall, despite assertions from big-bore advocates that the .243 is marginal, at best, for smaller big-game animals. It was a … I've sold of all but 5. 55 grain nosler bt will drive tacks out of my savage 12fv. The potential problem with 243 barrels is some were confirmed to have 1:11" twist which would be marginal on longer 95-100gr bullets, IE boattail, flat base would be the better choice if you have one of these suspect barrels and choose 100gr bullets. He finally lost one and stepped up to 270. A forum community dedicated to the great outdoors and hunting enthusiasts. The 87 gr VMAX work well enough as well. It was decided to test them in .243 calibre because, according to factory ammunition sales, this is the most popular calibre in Australia. In the past 62 years, it has been chambered in a huge variety of rifles and actions from dozens of manufacturers and is consistently one of the most reloaded rifle cartridges. It started life as a 25-06 but I wasn't happy with it. Big-game hunters in the western states use this rifle round on mule deer and even bear. Everyone wants to shoot 100 gr bullets and you should be able to but they could also be more challenging to find the most accurate load. and not less than 87 gr. xp3 95 gr. John says that, at least for a sling shooter, the .243 Win is hard to beat at long range. Mine likes the 75 grain v-max with a healthy dose of Varget and CCI BR primers. The faster the twist rate the heavier (longer) the bullet needs to … As a “do-it-all” bullet, Sierra’s85-grain HPBT GameKing is tough … 85 gr. I'll pick up some 85 gr SGKs. The Sierra 60 HP is very accurate & a great fur bullet. Everything you have read about breaking in high dollar match barrels by cleaning and shooting only one time between cleaning doesn't work for handi rifles. Thanks guys That's what I needed. I'll second the 87 Gr Vmax for the 243. Hornady claims 4000 fps for its SuperFormance ammo, loaded with 50gr V-Max Bullets. Sometimes looked at as merely an “entry” level rifle for deer hunters, the Savage Axis … I'll be working on load work up next week. They shot 18 rounds at six targets at 300 yards all within 2.5 inches. I know others who have had good luck with the lighter weight bullets, but that's not been my fortune. I would like to see some of the pat posts. This bullet is best suited to game weighing between 90lb (40kg) and 130lb (60kg) up to a maximum of around 180lb (80kg) and is perhaps the fastest killing and most consistent performer of all low priced conventional bullets available to .243 users. Varget is another powder that will work under about any .243 bullet. Perhaps its because the .243, which is based on the .308 Win. "Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest" - Mark Twain. I believe the gun can shoot more accurately, but the 8 powder scope with cross hairs which subtend about 1" at 100 yards makes shooting tighter groups problematic. The .243 Winchester cartridge most often uses bullet weights in the 55-115 grain range, with 55, 87, 90, and 100 grain bullets being the most common. Highly accurate and below 1moa. First things first, the bullet weight is measured in grains. I remember discussions about bullet weights an accuracy with these barrels .Factory and hand load data will be appreciated. Your W760 will work under about any bullet & IMR4320 is rated for bullets from 55-85 grains. Once you pass the 500 yard mark...that's what seperates the excellent bullets from the standard ones. Shooting 80-100 grain hunting bullets, a.243 will anchor a buck with authority. The heaviest spitzer bullet that a .244 with a 1 in 12 inch twist barrel could stabilize was 90 grains. Basicly this is done by reloading the components you wish to use with changing the powder weight by 3 tenths grain from minimum to maximum charge taken from a reloading guide for the .243. 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