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243 .. whats your fav load , sight in distance etc.


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#1 C2C

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:12 AM

I have a 243 that has sat in the safe waaaaay to long and Im thinkng of getting it out of retirement . it's a remmy model 760 pump that I learned to hunt with when i still had hair .. yup , that long ago . I'll use it a little bit on coyotes , but have a 22-250 for most of that . My main reason is the wolf I missed at close range here a month ago cause I shot over top . Thinking of zeroing this gun at 100 yds and using it since most all calling shots will be within that range . Any preferences on bullets , powder etc ? Not really concerned with fur friendly as wolves are tough critters and I'd just prefer them dead .



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:26 AM

I sight my rifles for point blank range.  Find the middle of the bullets trajectory between the closet and the farthest ranges you plan on shooting. This way you just aim dead on at the different ranges.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:03 AM

I load 55gr Nosler BT's to about 3950 fps. At 300 yds I hold on the tips of the back fur. imr 4895 I've yet to have an exit on coyotes. The Noslers turn the insides to jello.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 07:31 AM

I run my Winchester M70 with Reloder 19, using an 85 grain Sierra Gameking HP, moving at 3215 fps. I sight mine at 200 yards. That put it 1.2 inches high at 100 yards.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:06 PM

I use 55gr Nosler BT's and Superformance.

At an inch and a half high at 100 yards it is dead zero at 200. You will not miss a wolf at 50 yards .

At 300 yards I can still just hold on hair and still hit the kill zone on a coyote.


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 08:25 PM

I use 55gr Nosler BT's and Superformance.

At an inch and a half high at 100 yards it is dead zero at 200. You will not miss a wolf at 50 yards .

At 300 yards I can still just hold on hair and still hit the kill zone on a coyote.

Thanx Dawg , Ive heard mixed reviews on the superformance powder , I'm guessing you must like it ? What s muzzle velocity ?



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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:47 AM

In the 243 it is fast near 3800 fps If I remember right.

In the 6mm rem ,very similar cal., I get 4200 fps in a 26" barrel


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:58 AM

In the 243 it is fast near 3800 fps If I remember right.

In the 6mm rem ,very similar cal., I get 4200 fps in a 26" barrel

That my friend is more than just fast .. :machinegun:






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