I have also been thinking about packing along my Remington 700 ADL in 243 to Texas in November. I have used 308. 7mm Rem. Mag. and for varmints and pigs a 223/5.56. The last deer I shot was with a Hornady 308 150 gr. SST. The deer spun 180 degrees when hit and dropped dead in the same spot. But this year I want to use the 243 for deer or whatever.
So I have been doing some research on the New Hornady 95 gr. SST.
The expansion in the tests looks very impressive. Velocity is excellent and the ft. lbs. are good compared to some of the normal calibers used on deer and similar game.
An example that I was looking at was the 95gr. Hornady Superperformance compare to that of a 100 gr. 270 Winchester.
The 243 Hornady ft lbs of energy at 100 yards was a respectable 1484 Ft.Lbs.
The 270 Winchester ft lbs of energy at 100 yards was 1898 Ft.Lbs.
And we all know that the 270 is an excellent deer caliber. And I think anything 200 yards and less the 95 grain Hornady would make a fine deer rifle. Of course shot placement is the most important factor when it comes to any wild game. Their will to live as you know is sometimes unbelievable and as a true sportsman and hunter I have the most respect for the animals we hunt and quick clean kills is my responsibility. With that said, If I ever have a caliber or bullet that will not achieve that with good placement on "my part" they will stay in the safe. But I believe this Hornady 243 a good round. Thanks guys for your experience with it!
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