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PREMIUM 243 WIN. BIG GAME SUPERCHARGED - LEAD FREE

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PREMIUM 243 WIN. BIG GAME SUPERCHARGED - LEAD-FREE
85 gr. Barnes TSX Boat Tail @ 3,350 fps/ME 2,118 ft. lbs
20 Round Box
 

ITEM 43E


BUFFALO BORE PREMIUM SUPERCHARGED 243 WIN. AMMO

The 243 Winchester cartridge is a very useful and versatile cartridge for almost anywhere in North America, which is why we are making a huge selection of loads for it.

When I turned 15, (I’m 59 as of the date of this writing—02-07-18) I bought my first 243 Winchester rifle……..a Browning BLR. By the time I was 17, I had two of them. I never fired factory ammo in either of them, but used only my hand loads. When using purpose designed ammo, the 243 Win. is good for “grenading” small critters like woodchucks, for collecting pelts on foxes, coyotes or wolves or for hunting deer sized game animals. My 243’s spend a lot of time riding on a four-wheeler or hiking with me. I’ve killed black bear and deer with them. I long ago lost track of how many rock chucks and crows have been blown to smithereens with them and if I am in a particularly bloody mood, tree squirrels can be vaporized into nothing more than wet spots on surrounding branches, if you use the right type of ammo.

I do not advocate hunting elk sized animals with even the best 243 big game loads, but it could certainly be done. One of my hunting buddies that grew up in the Salmon, Idaho area, was given a 6MM Remington for his 16th birthday and like most ranching kids, they make do with what they have because ranchers do not spend a lot of money on frivolities like multiple guns. From the time he was 16 till his late 40’s, he killed his bull elk and mule deer, each year with that 6MM Remington, which for all practical purposes is a 243 Winchester ballistic equivalent. He killed 30 bulls with that 6MM rifle before he broke down and bought a much more powerful elk rifle. HE NEVER LOST ANY BULL HE SHOT in all those years because he understood the characteristics and limitations of his rifle/ammo and stayed within them. If he could get within a 100 yards, he would head shoot them, but if he could not get that close, which was normally the case, he would wait for a double lung shot and put a 100gr. Nosler Partition hand loaded bullet through both lungs and let the bull run about 50 to 150 yards before piling up.

The light recoil and great accuracy of this little cartridge allow the shooter to do a number of fun chores with it. Ammo selection is critical for the job at hand. We will eventually make the following 6 different loads.


1.  Item 43A — 55gr. Nosler B. Tip @ 4100 fps
2.  Item 43C — 70gr. Nosler B. Tip @ 3650 fps
3.  Item 43D — 90gr. Sierra FMJ Spitzer @ 3300 fps—“PELT SAVER”
5.  Item 43E —  85gr. Barnes TSX @ 3350 fps
6.  Item 43F — 100gr. Sierra Spitzer flat base @ 3150 fps
7.  Item 43G — 100gr. Nosler Partition @ 3150 fps


This particular “write-up” is in regards to item 43E
, which to me, is the most versatile of any 243 load we make. Due to the controlled expansion characteristics of the TSX bullet, you’ll get penetration deep enough for killing big deer and up to 300 lb. black bear or hogs. Another neat/useful factor of this bullet is that it expands slowly enough that if you care to save the pelt on a fox or coyote, simply refrain from shoulder shooting them (lung shoot them) and the pelt will not be blown to shreds. This item is a load that does most things well. If you choose to deer hunt with it, that 85gr. TSX bullet will penetrate as deep as the 100 gr. Nosler Partition, but will give faster velocity and flatter trajectory.

My real world velocities in my personal 243’s are recorded below. You’ll note that one rifle with a 20-inch barrel, gives faster velocities than the 22-inch rifle. This is due to INDIVIDUAL internal barrel dynamics, not a barrel length issue.

➤  3,278 fps -- Rifles Inc., 22-inch
➤  3,297 fps -- Savage Model 11, 20-inch — not a typo
➤  3,185 fps -- Steyr, 20-inch
➤  3,268 fps -- Marlin Model XS7, 22-inch


The 243 can easily gain velocity over my recorded velocities with 24-26 inch barrels. You’ll notice that none of my 243’s have long barrels as I am normally in a hurry when yanking one out of a scabbard on my four-wheeler while Carl Coyote is blistering a zig-zag path through the sagebrush. Short barrels are handy for my types of use. The 243 makes a wonderful opportunists rifle. Our goal was to make a load or two for any imaginable purpose the 243 can fill and to make a couple cross-over loads (multi-purpose) as well.

 

Item 43E - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities

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Muzzle Velocity @ 3500 fps for Item 43E

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 Muzzle Velocity @ 3400 fps for Item 
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Muzzle Velocity @ 3300 fps for Item 43E

 


Muzzle Velocity @ 3200 fps for Item 
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Muzzle Velocity @ 2900 fps for Item 43E

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Muzzle Velocity @ 2800 fps for Item 43E

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Muzzle Velocity @ 2500 fps for Item 43E

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Muzzle Velocity @ 2400 fps for Item 43E

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Muzzle Velocity @ 2200 fps for Item 43E

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Muzzle Velocity @ 2000 fps for Item 43E

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Muzzle Velocity @ 1900 fps for Item 43E

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