243 round for youth

Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by mudd, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. BigEX2

    BigEX2 Fawn

    Nov 17, 2008
    I just started my 12 year daughter with a .243 she has no trouble at all with 100 grain. I did start her with the 58 grain varmint loads for her first few shots. To me the biggest thing is quality ear protection. Even in the blind something that will muffle that blast. Last time at the range she was freaked out by the noise of the 458 Buffalo gun the guy next to us was shooting. Even with muffs that thing rocked the entire range.
  2. Chessie202

    Chessie202 6 pointer

    Nov 15, 2004
    Harrison Co.
    My son shoots a savage axis in .243 it really like the Hornady american whitetail 100 gr. interlocks. It's a great bullet and resonable at $23.00 bucks a box and not to hard to find.
  3. chrispbrown27

    chrispbrown27 8 pointer

    Nov 2, 2011
    Carlisle county, KY
    I am not a fan of the core-lokts in my 6mm. I know a lot of people swear by them but I just wasn't impressed. If I was sticking with factory ammo I would get some of the Hornady loaded with SST's or some other premium bullet load. If she can handle the 20 ga. she can certainly handle a full .243 load and we all know she won't feel a thing the first time she unloads on a deer.
  4. bhayes420

    bhayes420 Fawn

    Sep 25, 2014
    I don't like the core-lokts in ANY caliber. Had too many blow right through deer and not expand. I have had great luck with the Hornady American Whitetail in 7mm-08 and 30-06 for deer sized game.
  5. mudd

    mudd 6 pointer

    Sep 1, 2006
    Pendleton County
    180 grain CoreLoks out of my 30-06 destroy deer...shoulder too!
  6. danf26

    danf26 8 pointer

    Nov 5, 2009
    100 gr federal blue box
  7. chrispbrown27

    chrispbrown27 8 pointer

    Nov 2, 2011
    Carlisle county, KY
    I was reloading Hornady Interlocks for my 6mm but last year lost two deer. Shots were where I have always aimed for, right behind the shoulder, and they both trotted off leaving no blood trail. This year I have a good GMX load and will be working up some 100 grain partitions. Not messing with behind the shoulder crap either....I would rather lose one shoulder than an entire deer.
  8. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    I shoot 95 grain Ballistic Tips in my 6mm. The internal damage is impressive oftentimes leaving double-fisted sized holes in the chest cavity. However, blood trails have been minimal to nonexistent. Of course if she drills one center shoulder and bust the offside shoulder it's going down. A high shoulder/scapula hit will pole axe a deer as well sending shock waves to the spine.

    I've got some 100 grain Partitions I might try this year.
  9. mudd

    mudd 6 pointer

    Sep 1, 2006
    Pendleton County
    Thanks for the input gents...she ran about 10 rounds of 100 grain CoreLokts thru it Sunday.
    She said she could shoot it all day...told her that "all day" shooting was for 22's and gamo's only!!!
    Her last shots at 50yds. 141005-1427.jpg
  10. mudd

    mudd 6 pointer

    Sep 1, 2006
    Pendleton County
  11. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

    May 14, 2013
    NW Indiana
    Score! Congrats, and well done!
  12. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    federal with the 85 gr sierra BTHP gameking.

    never mind. looking at that picture the little lady has the medicine she needs for deer. congrats to her.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
  13. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2002
    Savoring the smoke
  14. bdbrown66

    bdbrown66 8 pointer

    Oct 18, 2013
    Congratulations, young lady!! Nice buck!

    Keep on hunting. My daughter has killed some very nice bucks with a little .243.
  15. ancienthunter

    ancienthunter 8 pointer

    Dec 25, 2011
    Over the Hill
    .243/6mm is a great deer cartridge, that's all I have ever used for deer gun hunting, I have never missed or lost a deer with one. I got drawn for a ky elk tag last year and was debating between a 7mm mag or a 30-06 to buy to add to my collection but had over 20 people offer to loan me guns to hunt with 30-06s, 7mags, .300 mags and even a .338. I went with a Ruger 7 mag and it worked great, only costs me three boxes of bullets, two of which I shot and a couple packs of elk steak. So lost my excuse for a new gun, darn. Never use anything but 100 gr corelokt psp, they work great.

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