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Old 09-16-2008, 10:19 AM
Giant Nontypical
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Default RE: Advise on a .243


85gr. had pleanty of knock down? Will the 100 or 85 bust a front shoulder?
Yep, I didn't believe it either, until I tried it...I've used this round since 1980 and killed over 150 deer with it...I've killed 30 or so with the 85gr Federal Premium round and buddies have added another 25 or so...

The first doe I killed with it was at about 100 yards, I held for a high shoulder shot and she dropped at the shot...The 85gr HPBT Sierra GameKing is constructed harder than some 100gr bullets that I tested...With center lung shot deer, past 75 yards or so it is unusual not to get a pass through and an excellent blood trail...

When hunting in the woods where shots will be 50 yards or so, I do prefer the 100gr CoreLokts or the 100gr Hornadys because the 85gr is running about 3320 fps out of the barrel...But, sitting over a large soybean field where shots can run 300 yards or so, I have the 85gr in my chamber...Sighted in
2 1/2 inches high at 100 yards, it is only about 2 1/2 - 3 inches low at 300 out of my rifle...
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