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Re: Bullet Performance -.243 Winchester

29 Aug 2017
@ 11:42 am (GMT)

Luke Lahdenranta

This has been a very good and informative thread and a timely one for me as I recently got a Tikka t3 in 243 to play around with. I set it up as per Nathan's T3 book/video instructions and it's turning out sub MOA groups with several factory loads and the Federal Fusion 95 gr loads shoot so ridiculously well (1" @220 yards) it is tempting to not reload for this gun... but I know I will have to tinker with it at some point.

I am interested in seeing how the 243 works this fall on some deer and contrasting how it kills compared to my usual rifles of either a 30-30 or 30-06. I kind of feel like I just crawled out from under a rock or something, just discovering this hot new number, a 308 case necked down to take a 6mm bullet! Over 3000 fps!!! It's heady stuff boys! :)

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