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    XS7 .243 load development

    If I ever need to shoot the eyeballs off a horsefly at 100 yards, I believe this load might do it.


    Marlin XS7 .243
    39.0gr IMR 4166
    70gr Nosler Varmageddon
    WLR primers
    Hornady brass
    Avg velocity 3155 fps
    Extreme spread 30 fps
    Standard deviation 12 fps


    It's hard to make this gun shoot bad, but some loads are downright accurate. Especially from a $300 gun.

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    My Rem 700 likes the 80 gr Federal rds, & so does my Grandson's Rem 788. I did reload 80 gr spire points at about 2800 they grouped well, out of both rifles. PS nice group, great looking rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike 2010 View Post
    My Rem 700 likes the 80 gr Federal rds, & so does my Grandson's Rem 788. I did reload 80 gr spire points at about 2800 they grouped well, out of both rifles. PS nice group, great looking rifle.
    Thanks. That gun has been a bargain. I also have a very good load for it with the 95gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. I've used that load to take a few deer.

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    I use 85gr. BTHP sierra gameking and IMR 4831 in my 243s and my 6mm rem. that combo is a tack driver and very deadly on deer,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !


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    Quote Originally Posted by OLSKOOL View Post
    I use 85gr. BTHP sierra gameking and IMR 4831 in my 243s and my 6mm rem. that combo is a tack driver and very deadly on deer,,,,,,,,,,,,
    While I haven't used that bullet for hunting, I did work up a load for it. I pulled one shot in the group, but the other 3 were one ragged hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdbrown66 View Post
    While I haven't used that bullet for hunting, I did work up a load for it. I pulled one shot in the group, but the other 3 were one ragged hole.

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    oh it is quite deadly on deer! another good bullet is a 95gr. hornady SST one of my most memorable hunts was with that bullet. I was sitting on the ground by myself one morning in the rut when a doe ran across a narrow road, I raised my rem. model 660 in 6mm rem, a buck came behind her trotting. I put the cross wire in an opening on the other side of the narrow road. when he passed and I saw brown hair I touched it off. he was gone instantly. I walked the 100 yards and went into the woods. there he lay about 10 steps off the road. I put one in his neck. I hit him a little far back but that SST did the job. I have recovered a few from deer and they always look like the classic mushroom,,,,,,,, 6mm buck (3).jpg
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    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !


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    Great shooting.


    I loves me some 243.

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    Here's a nice 9pt I killed with the 95gr BT a few years ago. Second weekend of our rifle season, right in the middle of the rut. I killed a doe about 11:00, got back in the stand, and killed this buck about 3:30. About a 75-yd shot, he ran about 75 yards, lots of blood.
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    H414 and 100 grain is amazing. IMR 4831 and that 85 grain Sierra is an old standby here too, matter of fact use it for goats.

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    Sorry accidentally double posted. I love technology


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