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  • .243 Bullet

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    My 9 yr old hunts with a .243. He has shot several deer and the seem to run a good ways even on a good shot. Can anyone give me some advise on a good quality bullet for a .243?
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    Core-Lock
    My brother use to have a .243 that he used for deer hunting. What he found was that a smaller grain bullet like 80 didn't have alot of knock down power. So he started useing 100 gr Remington core-lock. The heavier bullet had alot more knock down power and very rarly did a deer run very far. I use 120 gr core-lock with my 30-30 and I love them. Give these a try and see what you think.
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    0.243
    Try a hornady 95 grain SST bullet, works very well
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    Shoulder
    Follow the advise given previously with the heavier grain bullets but also teach them to hit the shoulder and not behind the shoulder. If you take that front shoulder out you'll probably get the heart and the deer cant run very well....they usually do what I like to call 'The Plow'. Chest on ground and back legs pushing!
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    Big Enough!!
    I have a Older Friend that hunts with a 243 and like I have stated in the Past on Caliber Subjects...He gets it done every year...Has even took Hogs with it and last year killed 2 does with 1 shot...I'm thinking he shoots a 85 Grain Bullet but I'm not 100% on that....Like Viper said...When I'm hunting a Thick Cut-over or in a Area I don't want to track a deer...Put the Bullet into the Ball of the shoulder and it will Fold them like a Piece of Paper...Tears a Shoulder Up but No Tracking!!!
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    243
    I got a buddy who is 65 and he shoots a 243 with a 95grain ballistic tip but he shoots them in the neck he swears buy it and the two advantages are one no tracking hardly and two uyou don't ruin any meat.
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