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#3170928 - 07/21/09 Re: Explosive varmint bullet for .243 Win [Re: Larry_in_SD]  
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I'll second 75 grain Hornady HPs.

I'm running them through an old factory Remington 700 with a trigger tuned to 2 1/2" and a new classic ADL factory stock yet the action was manufactured way back in 1963. The rifle now wears a 6x18 VXII. Mind you it only has a 20" barrel but with 45 grains of WW 760 my best groups are around .125 and my exits holes on chucks are usually 2-3".

I really can't ask for more. wink


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#3184424 - 07/27/09 Re: Explosive varmint bullet for .243 Win [Re: montanabadger]  
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Originally Posted by montanabadger
58 grain Vmax works for me.
Me too! I use the moly-coated 58 gr. V-Max factory load at 3760. Blows up little critters as well as a 22-250. Use the 30 gr. Berger in your .243 necked to .223 and you can push 5000 fps. (Look in AR reloading page for 22-243 Middlestead). That will blow up, gut, skin and cook your critters!


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#3200935 - 08/03/09 Re: Explosive varmint bullet for .243 Win [Re: kevinh1157]  
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Got a buddy that's running 87 V-Max out of his AR-10 243 and i saw him nail a jackrabbit at 472 yds. on the second shot. It was very destructive at that range, and he's reported excellent terminal effect with it on prairie dogs beyond 400. What more could u ask for? I can't imagine a better varmint bullet for 600 yds. and under than that one--the highest BC varmint bullet made as has been mentioned above. Someday u'll be out there shooting chucks when the wind's blowing and u'll learn to appreciate the higher BC bullets.

I couldn't get it to shoot out of my 6AI for long-range coyotes but the 75 Horn. BTHP gave me <MOA all the way out to 800 yds. on the calm days.


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#3203220 - 08/03/09 Re: Explosive varmint bullet for .243 Win [Re: sscoyote]  
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SS-I couldn't get the 87 VM to shoot very well in my 6/06 either (neither could a couple of buds), but the 75 VM is a total terror and shoots lights out!

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