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#2894239 - 12/10/15 09:19 AM Surprising results!
338fan Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/24/14
Posts: 44
Loc: Alberta canada
For the last few years I've used hand loaded 90gr berger VLD's In my 243 win @ approx 3100fps I've only ever used them for medium to long range 100-500 yds. Occasionally I had some very large messy exits. But this last weekend I neglected to carry my shotgun and had a fast charger. After he circled the decoy and started to move away I swung on him and let fly at about 12 Yds. At the shot he was DRT. grimacing I walked over expecting a huge gaping hole. Imagine my surprise when flipping him over there was no exit. Apparently the bullet completely fragmented and dumped all its energy inside. Looking forward to experimenting further

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#2894277 - 12/10/15 10:54 AM Re: Surprising results! [Re: 338fan]
jetman Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 1495
Loc: almost Canada
I use a 55 Nosler ballistic tip at 4200 fps in my 6mm for coyotes It does a respectable job with fur.
I don't think there is a truly "Fur" friendly 243/6mm bullet at any range
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#2894296 - 12/10/15 11:48 AM Re: Surprising results! [Re: 338fan]
nightcaller Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1239
Loc: UT
90gr 243 berger vld? 95gr maybe?

70 gr Sierra blitz king are the best I've found on coyotes

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#2894370 - 12/10/15 02:18 PM Re: Surprising results! [Re: nightcaller]
coleridge Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 2878
Loc: Central NC
Originally Posted By: nightcaller
90gr 243 berger vld? 95gr maybe?



My thought exactly. There is no 90VLD (there is an 87, 95 & 105 though). I've shoot a whole bunch of the 90 target BT and it works really good on deer. Not shot many coyotes with it though.
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#2894691 - 12/11/15 07:21 AM Re: Surprising results! [Re: coleridge]
338fan Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/24/14
Posts: 44
Loc: Alberta canada
My error 95gr

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#2896736 - 12/15/15 11:20 AM Re: Surprising results! [Re: jetman]
desertcj Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/02/15
Posts: 357
Loc: West
Originally Posted By: jetman
I use a 55 Nosler ballistic tip at 4200 fps in my 6mm for coyotes It does a respectable job with fur.
I don't think there is a truly "Fur" friendly 243/6mm bullet at any range


4200fps....Smoking! I recently shot some 55gr lead free BT's our of my .243 and got them a touch over 4100 fps but I backed them down to just over 4000fps to stay on the safe side.

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