.243 ammo selection


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Twig
October 26, 2012, 12:21 AM
Can anyone suggest a factory load for the .243 that will preform well on a wolf?

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HOWARD J
October 26, 2012, 12:54 AM
I like Parvi Partizan 243 in 100 gr soft nose bullet.
It will kill deer, wolves,etc.
I like it because the price is excellent & I like the cases as I get more reloads from them than any other cartridge.
People say they leave your gun dirty---I say that is why they make gun cleaning kits.
Have fun

Art Eatman
October 26, 2012, 10:05 AM
I have found that the Federal load with the Sierra 85-grain HPBT is as accurate as my handloads with that bullet--which has worked well on some two dozen bucks.

Inside the chest cavity, it creates a double-handful of yuck.

Sniper66
October 26, 2012, 04:11 PM
I have some 100 gr Hornady that will destroy a coyote and should work well on wolves too.

Davis1613
October 26, 2012, 07:24 PM
Federal fusion 95 grain

a98kdoc
October 26, 2012, 08:43 PM
In a 243 any factory load will work from 55 gr to a super tough 100 or 105 that wont open much. Such a bullet will do less damage to the hide.
Winchester has a 55 gr
105s look to be a hand load.

Twig
October 27, 2012, 12:36 AM
Thanks everyone For your input next weekend is deer rifle season up here. Then I'm going to borrow my daughters .243 for My first wolf hunt in northern Minnesota the weekend after Thanksgiving. I figure it would be a better choice than my 30/06.

Gordon
October 27, 2012, 02:09 AM
Another vote for the Sierra 85 grain HPBT Federal load. These are death on any decent hit on the local blacktails or antelope to at least 400 yards.Should be perfect on any wolf.

interlock
October 27, 2012, 02:41 PM
i have never shot a wolf.
but i shoot loads of deer and have shot loads with .243. The best bullet i found for out and out killing was hornadys 100 gr interlock. so any loaded ammo with that in would be good. a lot depends on your rifles twist rate. if it will shoot 100s, go with them. sure deep penetration with the right bullet.

Skyshot
October 28, 2012, 10:37 AM
Cheap 100 grn Winchester power points or Rem. Corelocks will work on any critter in the yote size up to small blackbear size. They can be had at just about any retail sporting goods store. And they shoot pretty accurate also.

Kingcreek
October 28, 2012, 01:13 PM
Never shot a wolf but have had excellent performance on deer and antelope with plain old Winchester 100gr PSP.

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