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Old 06-10-2007, 09:05 PM
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Finally getting around to working on the 243. Wondering which varmint weight bullets you guys like the best.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:56 AM
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I actually like the 85 Grain Sierra BTHP. With this bullet you can do varmits to deer without changing bullets or resighting your gun. If you are hunting for the pelts though, this would not be the bullet to use. For that a FMJ or light tnt type bullet would be best. IMO
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:51 AM
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I've been shooting 60gr Sierra HPs and Hornady 75gr HPs with great accuracy, and excellent on game performance. On coyotes they don't leave exit holes, and if they do it is very minimal (unless you get a shoulder blade, then they blow up).


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Old 06-12-2007, 11:52 AM
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On one .243, a 28" heavy barrelI use Sierra 85gr HPBT and one another .243, a 22" light sporter I use 80gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. Both bullets are devastating on varmints I have shot, like P-dogs, G-hogs, skunks, foxes, and yotes.Both lay the smack on yotes with authority and since I don't hunt for pelts, I love seeing large gaping gory holes in yotes, both sides.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:18 PM
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I actually like the 85 Grain Sierra BTHP. With this bullet you can do varmits to deer without changing bullets or resighting your gun. If you are hunting for the pelts though, this would not be the bullet to use. For that a FMJ or light tnt type bullet would be best. IMO
That's what I use for deer and chucks...
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:30 PM
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Where is the LOVE for the Sierra 70 grain Blitzkings??? If the varmint (coyote) isn't too far away, the round will blow up and not leave an exit wound. One that I shot at a distance of 340 yards didn't fair too well. If the varmint (prairie dog) is within your capable range of hitting it, it will "poof" nicely.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:09 AM
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I love the 55 to 58 grain bullets for strictly varmints and predators. I am pushing the 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip out of my 22 inch sporter barrel at 3,825 fps with RL15.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:25 PM
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i love the 55 and 95 grain NBT's.Although the 55's will put a big hole in a yote from my experience.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:14 PM
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when I had my 6mm I liked 75 to 85 grain bullets the best
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:05 PM
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My favorite is a Barnes 70 Grain X bullet ,after that it would be the Barnes 85 grain TSX . Minumuim pelt damage with either one .
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