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NEW BUFFALO BORE APPAREL
PREMIUM 243 WIN. PELT SAVER SUPERCHARGED
90 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip @ 3,300 fps/ME 2,176 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 write-up is in regards to item # 43D, which utilizes the 90gr. Sierra FMJ Spitzer bullet. This is our “Pelt Saver” load. This bullet will not expand (at any range) on mammals. It will make a .243 inch hole coming and going. Many folks use 243’s for shooting fur-bearing animals and almost all 243 loads are devastating on the pelts of coyote sized critters, so we hope this load finds a lot of demand among those who shoot fur-bearing critters for their pelts. The only way you can get a big exit hole would be if you made a shot a shoulder or hip bone and blew a bone fragment out the off-side and this is pretty unlikely. When shooting fox, coyote, bobcat or wolves, this bullet works well for not destroying the pelt by blowing enormous exit holes in
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 43D - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities
Muzzle Velocity @ 3600 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 3500 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 3400 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 3300 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 3200 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 3100 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 3000 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2900 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2800 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2700 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2600 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2500 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2400 fps for Item 43A
Muzzle Velocity @ 2300 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2200 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2100 fps for Item 43D
Muzzle Velocity @ 2000 fps for Item 43D
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