RE: Whitetail load needed for 243
KYBucgrunter, Colablanca's loads sounds pretty good. Maybe a bit hot, I'd work up to that one. In my younger years, I took about 10 or so whitetail buck and a 200 lb black bear with a .243 loaded with 40.5 gr of IMR4350 behind a Hornady 100 gr Spire Pt.
My experience is that unless your whitetails are the big northern brutes like in Maine or Wisconsin, etc. you don't need to use the premium bullets like Nosler, Barnes, etc.
Also, a 250 yd shot with the .243 stretching its limitations. I'd try to keep them shots inside 200 yds.
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