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Old 07-05-2021, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default 243 - 95 gr sst bullet performance

Who uses 95 gr sst bullets in 243? What kind of results do you get on deer, hogs and coyotes?
I used 165 gr sst in 308, and 123 in 6.5 grendel with good results. I assuming 243 would be similar.
I bought a CVA pistol in 243 and I was going to reload some sst ammunition for it.
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:32 AM   #2
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My wife and daughter account for about 10 whitetails a year and they work fantastic you hit them in the shoulder dead deer under 120 yards they usually exit they’re just excellent for Texas whitetails
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:21 PM   #3
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Had good results. The 243 with todays bullets is a very underrated all-game rifle.
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:23 PM   #4
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I've also had excellent results with SST in both 243 and 308.
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:32 PM   #5
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They will work
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Old 07-06-2021, 10:44 PM   #6
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Thank you for all the replies.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:55 AM   #7
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The reason I was asking, is this is one of the only bullets I found in stock for 243. I shot a lot of deer, hogs and coyotes with many different calibers and loads. The 308-165gr sst are the best I have used for DRTs, and the 6.5 sst not far behind. I thought there may be something about these I didn’t know.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:58 AM   #8
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got some factory and handloads in them, haven't had a chance to see what they do on a deer or hog.
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Old 07-07-2021, 12:13 PM   #9
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I've killed a lot of critters with the SST bullets in the 243 and other calibers. I like them
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Old 07-07-2021, 02:05 PM   #10
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I've used the 95gr SST in .243 to kill a few deer and most ran a little bit (30-50 yards) and didn't bleed much at all but were still very dead.
Coyotes wont know what hit them lol.
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Old 07-07-2021, 02:16 PM   #11
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If you are interested, I have several 50ct boxes of 80 gr GMX bullets.

I ended up with them by accident.

I would let them go for $40 a box plus shipping.

That is lower than I paid for them but they are too long for weight to shoot in my rifle.
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Old 07-07-2021, 06:17 PM   #12
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Blood trails sucks
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Old 07-07-2021, 10:17 PM   #13
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I ordered (2) 100 packs of bullets Sunday afternoon and they arrived today. I plan on using IMR 4350 powder with these 95 gr sst. Anybody have a good handload for these they would share?
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Old 07-08-2021, 03:39 PM   #14
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I shoot the Barnes 80 gr TTSX out of mine and for my friends daughter I load the Nosler 90gr Accubond.
I don't have a load for the bullet you are wanting to shoot.

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Old 07-08-2021, 03:43 PM   #15
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I use 40.5 gr
Not a top end load but does just fine out of 3 different rifles
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Old 07-08-2021, 03:50 PM   #16
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I have never had a deer or coyote run with them. I don't waste them on pigs, but I bet it would do damage just as good.
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Old 07-19-2021, 06:26 PM   #17
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I have used the sst in managed recoil rounds in all three of my kids guns. They have a small entrance, and no exit, and the critter is drt.
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:15 PM   #18
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I've used the 95gr SST in .243 to kill a few deer and most ran a little bit (30-50 yards) and didn't bleed much at all but were still very dead.
Coyotes wont know what hit them lol.
This matched my experience.
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:33 PM   #19
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These are in stock. Just ordered some.
https://www.federalpremium.com/rifle...02336&jb=16805
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Old 07-20-2021, 11:38 AM   #20
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I have used the sst in managed recoil rounds in all three of my kids guns. They have a small entrance, and no exit, and the critter is drt.
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Blood trails sucks
This has been my experience using managed recoil in 7-08 with the exception of drt. All deer shot have ran off but not far. No blood trail but a ton of internal damage. They are deadly!
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Old 07-20-2021, 11:57 AM   #21
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All I use. Deadly
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Old 07-20-2021, 12:11 PM   #22
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I have used the sst in managed recoil rounds in all three of my kids guns. They have a small entrance, and no exit, and the critter is drt.
This has been my experience. All the animals I have made a good shot on did not go far but there is no blood trail which can really suck if you hunt in thick country.
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Old 07-20-2021, 12:18 PM   #23
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I love the SST Superformance. Use them in my 308. But for the 243, i use the 75gr Superformance Vmax and dropped tons of coyotes and pigs. The heavier SST 95gr will do better on pigs.
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:31 PM   #24
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I have a couple of boxes for my daughter's BLR in .243. Since she doesn't hunt anymore I might have to try them out myself.
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:46 PM   #25
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I use 40.5 gr
Not a top end load but does just fine out of 3 different rifles
Iím gonna give this load a try.
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Old 07-22-2021, 05:07 PM   #26
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I use 40.5 gr
Not a top end load but does just fine out of 3 different rifles
I have tried some of the lighter gr ammo (I think it was 55 gr) but my gun does not like them as much as the 100 gr. I assume it was due to the twist rate of the barrel.
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:23 PM   #27
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I wasn't real impressed with them in my rifle personally. I've had the best luck hands down with 100gr soft points.
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