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#14048324 - 08/13/19 .243 95 BT  
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Loading up the .243 with 95 grain Ballistic Tips at 3050 for whitetail season. Said bullet seems to have a great reputation on this site. For those experienced with it, any shots under 200 yards you would feel at all iffy about? Quartering hard, frontal, shoulders?

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#14048347 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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For whitetails...nothing iffy about it.


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Originally Posted by ingwe
For whitetails...nothing iffy about it.


Yep. I’ve killed truck loads of TX whitetails and hogs with them here at the Ranch.
And more than a few antelopes in TX & NM.

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#14048431 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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I've worked well for sure when I used them.

Great deer bullet in my opinion.


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#14048741 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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I've never heard a negative report on that bullet when it comes to killing deer.


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#14048755 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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IMO that scares me I know a lot of folks sing praise on the BT but I have not had suck luck with killing with them I will say the shoot lights out groups but I have had 3 of them blow up and not penetrate on coyotes closest one was the first one at 103 yards and it was a head shot hit him right between the eyes and he flipped backwards only to get back up a minute or so latter after the second shot hit front shoulder at 117 yards he went into a ditch where he had to be finished with my side arm. 3 one was also hit forward and in the shoulder at 241 yards it also just splattered so that is my limited knowledge and experience with that bullet in the 243. If I could figure out how to post pics I would share them

#14048790 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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Landowner's son had no problem dropping this really nice buck with the 95gr BT.


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#14048801 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: Sixkiller]  
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Originally Posted by Sixkiller
IMO that scares me I know a lot of folks sing praise on the BT but I have not had suck luck with killing with them I will say the shoot lights out groups but I have had 3 of them blow up and not penetrate on coyotes closest one was the first one at 103 yards and it was a head shot hit him right between the eyes and he flipped backwards only to get back up a minute or so latter after the second shot hit front shoulder at 117 yards he went into a ditch where he had to be finished with my side arm. 3 one was also hit forward and in the shoulder at 241 yards it also just splattered so that is my limited knowledge and experience with that bullet in the 243. If I could figure out how to post pics I would share them


What year was that, 1984?


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#14048959 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: antelope_sniper]  
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Originally Posted by antelope_sniper
Originally Posted by Sixkiller
IMO that scares me I know a lot of folks sing praise on the BT but I have not had suck luck with killing with them I will say the shoot lights out groups but I have had 3 of them blow up and not penetrate on coyotes closest one was the first one at 103 yards and it was a head shot hit him right between the eyes and he flipped backwards only to get back up a minute or so latter after the second shot hit front shoulder at 117 yards he went into a ditch where he had to be finished with my side arm. 3 one was also hit forward and in the shoulder at 241 yards it also just splattered so that is my limited knowledge and experience with that bullet in the 243. If I could figure out how to post pics I would share them


What year was that, 1984?
Musta been some big azz coyotes.

#14048994 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: Blackheart]  
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The original 95 grain B Tips in the green and red box seemed quite fragile. I shot a bedded antelope from behind and centered the spine, oh the carnage.
When I butchered it I never found a bullet fragment much larger than sand. Ruined a lot of meat. That was 25+ years ago. Today’s Ballistic Tips are much better and wouldn’t hesitate to use them on deer.
Really like the 120 grain in 7/08.


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#14049067 - 08/13/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: ingwe]  
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Originally Posted by ingwe
For whitetails...nothing iffy about it.


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#14049189 - 08/14/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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Never had anything iffy with the 95gr BT on whitetails.


Great bullet


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#14049313 - 08/14/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: Sixkiller]  
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Originally Posted by Sixkiller
IMO that scares me I know a lot of folks sing praise on the BT but I have not had suck luck with killing with them I will say the shoot lights out groups but I have had 3 of them blow up and not penetrate on coyotes closest one was the first one at 103 yards and it was a head shot hit him right between the eyes and he flipped backwards only to get back up a minute or so latter after the second shot hit front shoulder at 117 yards he went into a ditch where he had to be finished with my side arm. 3 one was also hit forward and in the shoulder at 241 yards it also just splattered so that is my limited knowledge and experience with that bullet in the 243. If I could figure out how to post pics I would share them



This 95 grain Bal Tip?

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#14049406 - 08/14/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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Sounds like apart from armored coyotes I shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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The first BT’s produced did blow up on contact. Not just in the 243 but in many calibers. They have been improved. I don’t know how but now everyone swears by them. Hasbeen


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#14049556 - 08/14/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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I shot them somewhere around 1992, when they first came out. Very accurate and deadly on deer, but I didn't get exits fairly regularly. It sounds like they are tougher these days, but I generally stick with a controlled expansion bullet for dedicated hunting in the .24-.25cal offerings. In my opinion, the cup/core stuff is fine for general knock-around use, especially when varmints and other targets of opportunity are on the menu.


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Nope was winter of 17-18 when it happened to me. I know a lot of folks have great luck with them was just my experience is all

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The varmit weight ballistic tips are made to be soft. The 95 grain is not a varmit bullet. It's hard to imagine one hitting a coyote in the head and failing to provide enough penetration.

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I like the 90 grain Nosler Accubond a whole lot better than the Ballistic tip. A little more money but a lot better hunting bullet IMO. I use Barnes TTSX and Hornady GMX in 6mm for game bigger than deer.

#14051469 - 08/14/19 Re: .243 95 BT [Re: croz2173]  
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Dropped a whitetail doe(2009) at about 70 yards and an antelope(2016) at 355 and stuff in between with my 6 Rem and 95 NBT's, they leave the muzzle of mine around 3215. Never had one blow up or fail to pass thru.

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