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#7079558 - 11/15/12 05:07 PM 243 Ammo Suggestions
Dingmo Offline
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 264
Loc: Central Iowa
Acquired a Rem 700 in 243 Win today as a back up for my 308. Looking for ideas on what factory ammo to test - I don't reload rifle, not yet anyway.

Specs: 700 SPS Varmint, 26"BBL, Twist 9 1/8"

It will be primarily used for whitetail deer and hopefully antelope and perhaps a few p dogs.

Any good advice for this rifle newbie? Open to all manufacturers and bullet weights.

Thanks!

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#7079736 - 11/15/12 05:54 PM Re: 243 Ammo Suggestions [Re: Dingmo]
Dingmo Offline
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 264
Loc: Central Iowa
Sorry - forgot I was in the reloading room. I'll repost in the hunting rifles category.

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#7080183 - 11/15/12 07:58 PM Re: 243 Ammo Suggestions [Re: Dingmo]
ALLongshot Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 838
Loc: Alabama
with that twist rate Id say stick with the heavier bullets

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#7080434 - 11/15/12 09:57 PM for deer [Re: Dingmo]
keith Offline
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Registered: 02/08/02
Posts: 4334
go with the Hornady Custom 100g BTSP.

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#7080794 - 11/16/12 05:50 AM Re: for deer [Re: ALLongshot]
Dingmo Offline
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 264
Loc: Central Iowa
ALLongshot - what is considered heavier bullets for a 243? 95-100gr or heavier?

Thanks for your help!

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