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Question by 204hunter. Uploaded on March 24, 2011
IDK about Nosler, but I use 100 grains in Federal Premium on deer.
This bullet handloaded in my old .243 has worked quite well about 40 times on deer and antelope for me and for those I loaned the rifle to over the years. A few were shot with 105 gr. Speers and some with 100 gr. Sierra GKs. I didn't keep a log but Partitions certainly took their share.
I slam Whitetails and Mule Deer using 55 grain soft points in a 22-250, go figure.
100 grain Nosler Partitions are a bit overkill in my book!
Nosler Partitions are great in just about anything! Also, Chandler, if your using Federal Premium's, chances are you have a Nosler bullet because that's what Federal uses. These bullets shoot great and have tremendous knockdown power. I highly recommend it!
Clay? April Fool's Day is next Friday,not this Friday.Your'e a week ahead of things, but that was a good one. 95 to 100 gr Rem core loc, win silver BT or handloads with Sierra bthp game kings. You want the velocity down if hunting under 100 yards, over 200 yards you can use the lighter 85/90 gr bthp better effectively on whitetail. This does not mean you can make a crappy shot though, as a bad shot is a bad shot and it doesn't matter how big the caliber is. You have done an injustice to the deer with a lingering death.
Go factory Ammo 95gr or 100gr Remington or Winchester Ect.it's a white tail Deer not a "Rino", this up-comeing season could be your Deer of a life-Time,
Reloading is Fun and cuts the cost of shootem-up ammo,
but I trust factory Ammo on a Hunt. JMO
Clay~ you would fit right in with 40% of the Hunters in Florida that use the 22/250.
The 100 grain Nosler partition in a 243 is very good on deer. I know someone who uses the 85 grain Nosler partition with great success.
If I were to hunt deer with a .243 it would be with a premium bullet such as the Nosler Partition or Barnes X
If I were to hunt deer with a .243 Win, I would hope that someone would recognize me and help me get back to the Alzheimer's ward.
It will work but there are much better things out there. Clay, why are you fooling around with that .22-250? You suddenly get recoil sensitive?
Remington core-lok 100gr. work great on deer. My kid's youth gun is a .243, and that round has produced very good results. I'm sure the nosler's work just fine too.
Yes that bullet in that caliber will perform well on deer. A couple of the kids at camp knock deer off their feet with'em.
I have not had experience with that loading, but I have used that bullet weight for deer with the .243.
I think you're better off with a slightly softer bullet. Partitions expand pretty well, but you want something to expand very well with such a small bullet. Any 100 grain bullet in 6mm penetrates well. I think a CoreLokt or Ballistic Tip or something of the sort would be better.
Speaking from experience, they are absolutely devastating if you put the bullet in the vitals.
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