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t-rav 01-18-2010 06:31 PM

New 243
I got a 243 for christmas. i have never shot one before, I am gonna be using it for coyote hunting, what range is best for this rifle

stalkingbear 01-18-2010 07:19 PM

That all depends on the accuracy of your setup and your shooting skill. A .243 will kill a yote farther out than you can hit with it. I've shot yotes out as far as 450 yards before but try to keep my shots within 300-350 yards.

t-rav 01-18-2010 07:48 PM

well i havent set it up for anything yet actually, i am gonna get a scope and rings after tax return time. What is the drop if i sight it in at 100, at 2 or 3 hundred.

t-rav 01-18-2010 09:25 PM

Also what are some ideas to get the most accuracy out of the gun, i know there are many things you can do but what is the best in yalls opinions.

stalkingbear 01-18-2010 09:32 PM

Please refer to the sticky thread about increasing accuracy of factory rifles at the top of this section. Having a good scope mounted properly and basic accurizing techniques such as glass/pillar bedding, free floating the barrel, trigger adjustment/trigger job, and hand lapping the bolt/bore will go a long way as will working up a good load or trying several different factory loads until you find 1 that your rifle "likes".

If you sight in 3" high (with standard height rings) at 100 yards will put you pretty close at 300 yards.

masterPsmith 01-19-2010 02:11 PM

Welcome t-rav,
You will love that .243. Light on recoil and very flat shooting. I have a 6X24X50 on my Sako AII heavy barrel and it's a tack driver out to 400 yards. What rifle did you get ?? Photos ?? Bear and I should be able to help you squeeze the most out of it. Don't be afraid to ask questions...


t-rav 01-19-2010 10:22 PM

its a remmie 700, and yea id like to shoot farther than 100 yards, i really never have shot anything beyond 150

ShadowLID 01-24-2010 11:36 PM

A remmie.:D Well on drop it depends on what type of ammo you are using.

Heres a link to some stock rem ammo.

Firearms Comparison - Shotguns Comparison - Rifles Comparison - Remington Guns Comparison

It shows the drop. You should be able to hit a coyote out to around 300yard without any correction. As long as your sighted in to 100yards.

P.S. If its in the budget i would get a mildot scope. Then you could use the mils for hold over.

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