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Question by themadtoruter. Uploaded on January 05, 2011
I'd say pretty much any of it as long as it has a 100 gr bullet.
But that's just my opinion. I'm sure others have theirs.
the one your rifle shoots best. test several.
100 grain factory loads should work well on deer. That "best" word usually brings out many opinions. I hand load and prefer a different bullet for my 243 on deer. Just works well in my rifle.
I found the 80gr Rem core-lokt worked best in my Win M/100 auto with a 22"Brl and Hornady 100gr lite Mag in my Rem M/700 with a 19" Brl.
I consider a 100 grain bullet the minimum weight for a .243, unless you are shooing the Barnes X's than the 90 would be my minimum.
Choose several differnt loads with well constructed bullets and test them to see which your rifel likes the most.
I say don't go cheap since you are flinging a smaller projectile. Federal Premium loaded with Barnes 85gr TSX bullets is what I've used. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Ammunition/Rifle-Ammunition%7C/p...
Whatever your rifle shoots the best as long as the bullet weight is appropriate
I have had good results with the Federal Vital Shok loading with the Barnes TSX. I agree with Beekeeper and wish they would load a 100 gr bullet instead of 85 gr. The load works well even though it seems light.
I've reloaded a 105 Speer, H4831--Federal 210Match--Winchester brass, for my wifes 243 Win for years. She waits till the deer are 150 yards or under and has put 46 mule deer in the freezer. She shoots a Remington 600.
PRR - If you don't mind answering, how many grains of H4831 do you use?
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