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Old August 1, 2011, 09:26 AM   #30
JerryM
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Having killed a few mule deer, and several antelope with a .243 my opinion is that it is an excellent cartridge. I did not prefer Nosler bullets as deer and antelope are not difficult to penetrate to the vitals. I used 100 gr Sierra or Hornady bullets. My favorite load was 45 gr 4350. That is above what current handbooks recommend so I would start at 42 gr.

Chronographed velocity was 3150 fps from a 22 inch M70 pre 64 FWT.

For the 95 gr Nosler I suspect I could go to 45 gr 4350, but work up slowly as the books say. I would start much lower.

Jerry
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