I picked up my beautiful brand new Winchster Model 70 Featherlite chambered in .243 Win today. After taking it in to Sportsman's to get the scope mounted, I walked over to find dies...(ended up finding them at 3 Bears) but did check out the Nosler manual to grab some components. I was amazed to see speeds of close to 4000 FPS!!! Wow, this round is screaming fast!
I originally bought this gun for deer on Kodiak, but am thinking this might also be the ticket for a good predator round. I have never loaded for preds, so was wondering what bullet weights you would typically want to use for things like Foxes, Coyotes or Wolves. Is there a "sweet spot" bullet for the .243? Kinda like the 168 gn for the .308. What bullet weights have people had good success for deer? Anybody got any powders they would reccommend?
Basically, I just would like to hear any tips or good info people have found for this round.
I loaded up some 80gn Nosler BT with 45gn of I4350 today, should be getting about 3450FPS out of them. I am going to try other powders when the become available again. Cant wait to shoot this beauty!!!