Daughters .243 filled the freezer this morning

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She bagged her first buck at 75 yards with the Savage 110 in .243 using a load of IMR 4350 under a 100 gr Hornady Interlock bullet this morning here in West Virginia. She hasn’t hunted with her .243 in 10 years so we blew the dust off, built a load (she previously bagged 2 does in the past using Winchester factory 100 gr PP) sighted in this fall and here’s the results.
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She bagged her first buck at 75 yards with the Savage 110 in .243 using a load of IMR 4350 under a 100 gr Hornady Interlock bullet this morning here in West Virginia. She hasn’t hunted with her .243 in 10 years so we blew the dust off, built a load (she previously bagged 2 does in the past using Winchester factory 100 gr PP) sighted in this fall and here’s the results.
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AWESOME!!!
 
Her boyfriend took her .243 out the next day and shot 2 does with 1 bullet. Same stand, same shooting lane when he hit a doe and dropped her. When he went down to recover the dead doe, he realized there was a 2nd doe down as well. Appears that the first pass thru bullet clipped the one beside the 1st and broke its back. I had to dispatch her with my sidearm.
 
Congrats to your daughter.
Mine has killed a few does, also with a .243, but is still looking for her first buck.

How did the 100 grain Interlock perform? I have a box of them (no idea where they came from). Haven't tried them yet.
 
Congrats to your daughter.
How did the 100 grain Interlock perform? I have a box of them (no idea where they came from). Haven't tried them yet.
Her deer went 30 yds with a double lung hit. Her boyfriend’s shot killed doe #1 DRT with a double lung hit and took out the spine of doe #2 quite handedly with a big wound channel. As for grouping on paper, it’s an extremely accurate load with IMR 4350 out of her Savage 110. No plans on trying any other bullet/load combinations in her rifle anytime soon.
 
As for grouping on paper, it’s an extremely accurate load with IMR 4350 out of her Savage 110.
Our current loads are IMR4350 as well with a 100 grain Partition. Those bullets aren't easy to find right now though, and even when they are they're over double the price of Hornady and Sierras.
I've got a box of 100 grain Sierra Pro Hunter soft points and a box of 100 grain Interlocks. I'll be trying them when we run out of what I have loaded. I think we have 15 or so rounds of the Partitions left.
I'm a fan of the Partitions, but darn they are proud of them. Sounds like your results have been good.

Did it leave a blood trail for your daughter's buck? Pass through?
 
She bagged her first buck at 75 yards with the Savage 110 in .243 using a load of IMR 4350 under a 100 gr Hornady Interlock bullet this morning here in West Virginia. She hasn’t hunted with her .243 in 10 years so we blew the dust off, built a load (she previously bagged 2 does in the past using Winchester factory 100 gr PP) sighted in this fall and here’s the results.
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Congratulations!
 
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