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Postby cj5 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:27 pm

I just picked up a Savage in .243 and was wondering how accurate the lighter bullets are in the 60 to 70 grain range. The 100 grain bullets are
tack drivers in this rifle.
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Postby raven » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:02 pm

Go with 55gr bullets. If you reload, try 44-45grs of Varget, federal GM210M primer, Nosler 55gr Ballistic tips (3900fps'ish) buddy of mine uses this laod and it's awesome! If you use box ammo, try winchester supreme, 55gr ballistic silver tip. It almost mirrors the hand load.....
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Postby nosler » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:56 pm

Here is my recipe for distruction and accuracy.WLR primer,52.5 Grns. of H414 55Grn Nosler balistic tip. These loads were worked up out of the fifth edition Nosler book. 1/2 moa is not a problem out of my 700 Rem BDL.
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Postby cj5 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:06 pm

Over the summer I worked up a load using the Sierra #1510 75 gr. HP
over 33 grains of H322 which holds a 1 inch group at 100 yards and has
the same point of impact as the 100 gr Remington Core-Lokt factory loads
I use for Deer hunting.
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Postby Alaska Dave » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:08 pm

If you don't reload try a box of the Winchester 55 gr.They do 3/4 in my old mauser at 100 yd.
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Re: .243 loads

Postby buck » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:12 pm

I have a 7mm weatherby and I am wondering if it is to big for coyote hunting. This is the first time go out and I am wondering if I need to get a new rifle. I have a 22 ruger but I think it is to small. If the 7mm will work that would save me some money. I know when I us it for deer hunting it bites a little so I try to only shot once and done. What grain would a person get if the 7mm would work.
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Postby Wiswileyhunter » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:14 pm

7mm will kill'em dead for sure. May not be fur friendly, but if it gets you out there hunting go for it. A bullet with more of a solid design may help. With little expansion the bullet can zip right through and not blow them apart. Hit a leg and it is going to ugly. A buddy of mine shot a coyote 2 weeks ago with his .30-06 and we couldn't hardly find the bullet holes.

As for a new rifle, a guy can always rationalize why we need another gun......
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Re: .243 loads

Postby Fitter » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:16 pm

Welcome to the forums Buck. I'm sure somene will have an answer for you. Plenty of experience here on the boards.
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Postby buck » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:44 pm

Wiswileyhunter wrote:7mm will kill'em dead for sure. May not be fur friendly, but if it gets you out there hunting go for it. A bullet with more of a solid design may help. With little expansion the bullet can zip right through and not blow them apart. Hit a leg and it is going to ugly. A buddy of mine shot a coyote 2 weeks ago with his .30-06 and we couldn't hardly find the bullet holes.

As for a new rifle, a guy can always rationalize why we need another gun......

Thanks for the repley. I guess your right about another gun. It is only money and ya can't take it with ya.
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Postby Fox_hunter42 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:53 pm

THe 7 is a little heavy. A good 223, 22-250, 243 or something similar will work fine. Use what ya got until you can get something else. Don't overlook a shotgun with #4 buck. Good to about 50 yards.
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Re: .243 loads

Postby buck » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:16 am

I have a 12 ga winchester 30 inch barrel. I will pick up some # 4s. What about the 7mm? What grain bullet do you recommend?
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Postby Fox_hunter42 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:30 pm

#4 buck, not #4 shot
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Postby Alaska Dave » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:07 pm

buck wrote:I have a 12 ga winchester 30 inch barrel. I will pick up some # 4s. What about the 7mm? What grain bullet do you recommend?


If you reload you can use the 120 gr. It has worked in a 7x57 and a 7x30 Waters.
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Re: .243 loads

Postby kenny » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:09 am

federal 210 primers 44gr of imr4350 and a hornady 58gr vmax gives me one big hole at a hundred when im shootin good
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Re: .243 loads

Postby Berserker » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:18 pm

Just loaded up some 58 grain Hornady with H380. Haven't tried them out yet. I hope they work out cause it pours great. Alot better then 4350.
Hornady is marketing certain powders to make their loads. Thouh the Hornady manual does not list as fast as the superperformance, which is about 3950, it is around 3800.
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