243 bullets complete a caliber that's truly a jack of all trades – and master of them as well, for that matter. Give your handloads 80 to 100 grain .243 bullets and they’ll be able to fell a buck with minimal pain and suffering on the animal’s part. Select a 115 grain boat tail bullet and the only thing stopping you from hitting a 1,000 target will be your own skill. Choose a lightweight 55 to 75 grain expanding bullet and you’ll enjoy the flat trajectory and explosive terminal performance that sends varmints flying into low orbit.
If you wish to turn your hunting rifle into one you could also depend on during a fight, then the same loads you’d use to dominate bucks or vermin should serve you splendidly. And all of this with significantly less recoil than the 308 Win!
It’s only natural that so handy a cartridge should suffer from no lack of popularity. Good rifles and good brass are everywhere, making the 243 Win an accessible choice for handloaders who are new to the hobby. All the preeminent bullet manufacturers serve the cartridge as well, offering 243 bullets for handloading including the BlitzKing, V-MAX, Ballistic Tip, A-TIP, and a multitude of HPBT options. Study up on which propellants best serve each type of bullet and application and you’ll be able to shoot however you please."
Sierra .243 Diameter Bullets - 107 Grain HPBT Moly - 500 Count$189.50
Cost Per Bullet 37.9¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 107 Grain Bullet Caliber 243 Win, 6mm Quantity 500 Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) Manufacturer Sierra Bullets Manufacturer SKU 1570M
Hornady .243 Diameter Bullets - 110 Grain A-TIP Match – 100 Count$70.00
Cost Per Bullet 70.0¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 110 Grain Bullet Caliber 243 Win, 6mm, 6mm BR, 6mm Remington Quantity 100 Bullet Type A-TIP Match Manufacturer Hornady Manufacturer SKU 24531
Let us give you “a tip.” When you handload with Hornady’s A-TIP Match projectile, you’ll have ammo that’s accurate enough to perform surgery with -- from a different area code. This .243” diameter bullet represents a slew of Hornady’s best features so that you can win competitions or impress the pants of your range buddies. Its ogive, tapered base, and bearing surface are all optimized to maximize accuracy, and its long, precision machined aluminum tip perfectly centers its gravity. The A-TIP Match’s high ballistic coefficient is exceptionally forgiving of variables such as twist rate and muzzle velocity!
The 100 bullets in this box are identical to one another, as Hornady has packaged them sequentially and handled them as little as possible. These low drag bullets aren’t even bulk washed at the factory -- Hornady includes a polishing rag in the box so that you can carefully tend to that aspect of things yourself. Hornady does recommend that you utilize their proprietary A-TIP Seating Stem to seat this bullet optimally.