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Old 01-01-2002, 10:47 AM
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Default .243 and 85 grn speer bullets ?

I used to have only one rifle a .243 I used .85 grn nosler solid base bullets for everything deer,antelope, wild hogs, varmits etc. now I'm using the .85 grn speer but haven't shot a deer with it yet. Anyone have experience with this bullet ?
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Old 01-01-2002, 06:53 PM
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The only bullet I ever used for a .243 is Sierra 85gr BTHP! I have killed a lot of deer over the years with it and the deer &quot;drop&quot; were the stand...<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 01-01-2002, 09:40 PM
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I have always used 100 gr hornady and noslers interlocks with great success . How is performance and speed been w/ the 85 grains?
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Old 01-02-2002, 12:11 AM
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.358 I have used speer 85 gr btsptz and sierra 85 gr bthp ,they both shoot great but I want a more controled expansion so I have switched to barnes 85 gr bt(x) . It seems to be working fine so far, good exp.and penetration .
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Old 01-02-2002, 09:18 PM
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I was a confirmed user of Hornady's 87 grain spire point and also liked the sierra 85 hpbt. This till the feral hogs in my area grew up to monster size and I started using my 30-06. The 87 is a bit more controlled than the 85hpbt but both killed deer quick.
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