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Old September 23, 2011, 12:11 PM   #15
Major Dave (retired)
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Join Date: March 12, 2008
Location: Between Dallas and Shreveport, LA
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Has anybody tried .243

hand loaded with 90 grain FMJ?

Texas allows shooting Rio Grande turkeys with a rifle in the Fall, in certain listed counties.

I deer hunt in one of those counties once each fall, and bought some Sierra component bullets for the next trip. But, I haven't yet made up a load.

So I should load them down to min velocity, huh. Then I can aim to the center of the body without much damage?

FWIW, the starting loads shown in Lyman 49th Ed. is 2,900+ fps, MV. Not exactly a slow load. Can't go slower (less powder) w/o possible danger.
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