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Old 03-20-2019, 10:53 PM
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Going to do some experimenting with the 243 and 55 gr Ballistic Tip bullets, anyone have any experience in this caliber and bullet weight?
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:11 PM
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Yes Sir Sonny---Your going to like the Nosler 55gr Ballistic Tip in your 243--Very accurate and usually stays in the coyote--only shot a couple of cats with it and they were small ones But nothing some sewing couldn't fix----Bet your going to like that bullet------- Sonny----my load for model 70 win 24" barrel-----is IMR 4064 --44.5grs --3910 fps also Varget 45grs --3955 fps-----Hot side-----

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Old 03-20-2019, 11:13 PM
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Thanks Skip. I'm hoping so. Heard good things about it leaving everything DRT and most of the time not coming out.

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Old 03-21-2019, 06:44 AM
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Have loaded a bunch of them for my partner Tim's .243. Varget or H380. Both good for an honest 4,000 fps in his 22" M70.

I run them at closer to 4300 fps in my 6-284 with a 25" barrel.

Very accurate in both rifles.

Very hard on fur in both rifles! For us anyway. And we have shot hundreds of coyote each with them.

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Old 03-21-2019, 07:31 AM
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Thanks DAA, what you said was what I was hoping for. An honest 4000fps.

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Old 03-21-2019, 09:04 AM
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SITREP often on this Sonny as I will be following along. I haven't loaded for my 243's yet. I have a box of 58gr Vmax but was worried about getting them to stabilize so it has been collecting dust. Have only fired factory rounds from my Ruger Hawkeye and it isn't fond of the lighter bullets (58 being lightest).
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:06 AM
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Will do Navy. Mine is a 10 twist, should handle lighter bullets I hope.

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Old 03-21-2019, 09:27 AM
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Will do Navy. Mine is a 10 twist, should handle lighter bullets I hope.

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The Ruger is a 22" 1-9 ....95 SST and anything 100 is great (factory)…maybe you have inspired me to start playing with loads to see if I can find something...another project for Spring.....; )
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:49 AM
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There ya go!

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