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Old 01-12-2007, 08:04 PM
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Ok so i have a old ruger m77 sittin in the gun safe for like 2 years un touched, maybe longer. I used it as my "loaner" gun if the situation arrived. Well i was doin a little ballistic research and decided to look into the old 243 outta bordom. @200yards your 243 should hit around 1.5-2" high @100, and about 6.5-7" low at 300yards. This took me aback because i always thought of the 243 as a 100-150MAX yard rifle. I took the big bores for my 200+ shots. With 1225 ft. lb. energy at 300yards its more than enought to take down a deer. I tested myne with 95gr ammo and turns out myne is +1" at 100yards and dead at 200yards, 250yards sets me about -3". I was impressed with my little loaner and am more comfortable useing it to greater ranges now that i have a little more knowledge on it.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:04 PM
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Ok so i have a old ruger m77 sittin in the gun safe for like 2 years un touched, maybe longer. I used it as my "loaner" gun if the situation arrived. Well i was doin a little ballistic research and decided to look into the old 243 outta bordom. @200yards your 243 should hit around 1.5-2" high @100, and about 6.5-7" low at 300yards. This took me aback because i always thought of the 243 as a 100-150MAX yard rifle. I took the big bores for my 200+ shots. With 1225 ft. lb. energy at 300yards its more than enought to take down a deer. I tested myne with 95gr ammo and turns out myne is +1" at 100yards and dead at 200yards, 250yards sets me about -3". I was impressed with my little loaner and am more comfortable useing it to greater ranges now that i have a little more knowledge on it.
From what I've read and seen, you arn't exactly the smartest apple off the tree, anyway.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:37 PM
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From what I've read and seen, you arn't exactly the smartest apple off the tree, anyway.
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Hehe....
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:05 AM
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I know what you mean. I have a Ruger MKII in .243 using IMR4350 pushing a 100gr Hornady BTSP. I sometimes start looking at 25.06 or a .257WBY wanting more. THe reality of it is the .243 does evrything I need it to do. I only use it for antelope and it has preformed quite well over the years. The longest shot was 275 paces (pre-laser) and it dropped on the spot.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:19 AM
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Ok so i have a old ruger m77 sittin in the gun safe for like 2 years un touched, maybe longer. I used it as my "loaner" gun if the situation arrived. Well i was doin a little ballistic research and decided to look into the old 243 outta bordom. .
Get with your Home Boy Zrexpilot, ifyou want to know what a .243 can do!
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:10 AM
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From what I've read and seen, you arn't exactly the smartest apple off the tree, anyway.
Well leave it to the sh!t starter of the forums to post a completly useless post. When I joined the forums about 2years ago it was to help inform people and chat with people that had simular interest. Glad to see you doing the same. Not to mention that a few here in these forums, self included, consider the 243 a 100-150 yard rifle. Im just tryin to pass on some intell. You spread hate and discontent. Try growin up.
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:47 AM
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There have been 1000yard matches won with the plain-old 243Win. Glad you found out before putting a box of 300 Weatherby's on your shoulder.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:16 PM
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I REALLY like the .243. I am currently tryin to find a bare Rem 700 .243 action to build up for a varmint/deer gun.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:13 AM
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I have a of all things a Mosseburg rifle in 243. I love it shot my frist deer with it. I have now use mainly for ground hogs{won a 7mm mag. which i use for deer}. I found a load on the internet where I get 4000fps and i've kill hogs at 300 to 400 yrds no problem.

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Old 01-15-2007, 10:24 AM
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I found a load on the internet where I get 4000fps and i've kill hogs at 300 to 400 yrds no problem
Gosh! Can you post it for us?
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