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NEW BUFFALO BORE APPAREL
PREMIUM 243 WIN. VARMINT SUPERCHARGED
55 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip @ 4,100 fps/ME 2,053 ft. lbs
20 Round Box
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 “
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.
This particular write-up is in regards to our item 43A. At around 4,000 fps, this bullet tends to blow up at any close range (under 300 yards) impact speed on just about any mammal. If you like exploding Rock Chucks or foxes, this is the load. As an example, foxes shot under 200 yards will have an exit hole about the diameter of a football, which means the fox could be blown in half. This is a great load for destroying coyotes or anything smaller, but remember, the hide will likely be destroyed by the fragmenting bullet at these high velocities. The only way I would shoot a deer or black bear with this load, would be if I brain shot them……..to body shoot any animal as large as a mule deer with this high speed, lightweight bullet, is a recipe for insufficient penetration and a wounded animal running around the woods suffering needlessly.
You can see my real world velocities from my short barreled rifles below. It should be noted that a normal 24-26-inch barrel will generate 150-200 fps more than my short barreled rifles.
Item 43A - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities
Muzzle Velocity @ 4300 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 4200 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 4100 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 4000 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3900 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3800 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3700 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3600 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3500 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3400 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3300 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3200 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3100 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 3000 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 2900 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 2800 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 2700 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 2600 fps for Item 43A
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