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Posted: 5/11/2001 4:11:51 AM EST
Iam thinking of getting a 243 for varmints /predators. How does this round stack up against the highspeed 22's? Thanks
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 4:34:39 AM EST
With 85gr. bullets moving out at approx. 3100 fps, it ought to do just fine. I've seen a range of weights from 75gr to 90gr. Seems pretty versatile.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 4:39:02 AM EST
The .22-250 Rem or .220 Swift are really hard to beat. 4000 fps!
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 4:42:12 AM EST
i have an old 700 with a piece of crap bushnell banner 4x12 i bought off of a friend of mine who was reloading 100 grains for it that shot about 1.5 moa. i just started reloading nosler 55 grain ballistic tips and its unbelievable.it is a light barrel & even has some pitting inside & ive managed a few sub 5rd. 1/2" groups at 100 yds.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 4:46:55 AM EST
Do it. That rifle can do double duty as a varmint rifle & deer rifle. The 55gr ballistic tips as mentioned before are f*cking devastating. They will probably be moving at nearly 4000fps or better. 85gr Sierras will be awesome deer projectiles. 6mm really is a versatile caliber. Scott
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 4:47:18 AM EST
243 will be better in the wind than 22's unless they have a custom tight twist barrel to shoot heavy (higher BC) bullets. Seeing hits thru a high magnification scope might be a problem though, due to the 243's greater recoil.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 5:15:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/11/2001 5:14:47 AM EST by imposter]
The 22s will have slightly better trajectory, but the 243 bucks the wind [b]much[/b] better.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 5:22:25 AM EST
Absolute flat shooter out to 300 yds...great varmint and whitetail round...recoil manageable for kids and ladies...imo..the best all arround cartridge out there.
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 7:09:28 AM EST
.243 was my first Deer rifle when I was a pup. With 100 gr they are tough on deer. My dad still has a Win Mod 70 in .243 and with the 75 gr loads they make a bad day form Mr Viet Varmit. His shoots sub MOA and is a better choice for 300+ yards than my .223 Rem 700 VS
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:34:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gun-fan: Do it. That rifle can do double duty as a varmint rifle & deer rifle. The 55gr ballistic tips as mentioned before are f*cking devastating. They will probably be moving at nearly 4000fps or better. 85gr Sierras will be awesome deer projectiles. 6mm really is a versatile caliber. Scott
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Agree...Agree...Agree.......[sniper]
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 9:56:59 AM EST
Are you planning on using your 243 on cats? [;)]
Link Posted: 5/11/2001 12:32:35 PM EST
Thanks Guys. 243 it is. Imposter: I HATE cats!
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