Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

.243 ammo selection

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Twig, Oct 25, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Twig

    Twig Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Can anyone suggest a factory load for the .243 that will preform well on a wolf?
     
  2. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    2,184
    Location:
    S/E Michigan
    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
     
  3. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    43,267
    Location:
    Terlingua, TX; Thomasville,GA
    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.
     
  4. Sniper66

    Sniper66 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,339
    Location:
    Kansas
    I have some 100 gr Hornady that will destroy a coyote and should work well on wolves too.
     
  5. Davis1613

    Davis1613 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Federal fusion 95 grain
     
  6. a98kdoc

    a98kdoc member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    25
    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.
     
  7. Twig

    Twig Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    Minnesota
    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.
     
  8. Gordon

    Gordon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    8,293
    Location:
    central Kali.
    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.
     
  9. interlock

    interlock Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    909
    Location:
    Lincolnshire, England
    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.
     
  10. Skyshot

    Skyshot Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    936
    Location:
    Tn.
    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.
     
  11. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,789
    Location:
    at the center of my own little universe
    Never shot a wolf but have had excellent performance on deer and antelope with plain old Winchester 100gr PSP.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page