Used to shoot just about every game animal found in North America, the .243 Winchester is a highly versatile sporting cartridge originally designed for varmints. While most firearm manufacturers offer a model in this caliber today, the Winchester Model 70 and 88 were the first guns to be chambered for it in the mid 1950s.
.243 Winchester ammunition belongs firmly in the "light and fast" camp but fires a wide variety of bullets weighing in at anywhere from 55 to 105 grains. As you might imagine, this results in a range of velocities between 3,000 and 4,000 feet per second. Heavy soft point bullets are ideal for taking deer, hogs, and other midsize game, while lighter jacketed hollow point projectiles fragment quickly to drop coyotes and other pests in their tracks - you'll find cartridges loaded with both bullet types for sale here at Widener's.
Many manufacturers produce .243 Winchester ammo, often with the latest polymer-tipped designs that deliver improved terminal performance. Federal, Winchester, Remington, and Nosler are a few notable players in this market.
Federal Power-Shok 243 100 Grain SP - 20 Rounds$17.95
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 100 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 243 Winchester Manufacturer SKU 243B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 029465084288 Cost Per Round 89.8¢ per round
Flat-shooting and fast-moving, this .243 Winchester ammunition from Federal's Power-Shok series is a formidable and relatively inexpensive hunting load ideal for taking midsize game such as deer.
Each round in this box of 20 fires a 100 grain soft point bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,960 feet per second. The high velocity of this loading results in excellent expansion potential without heavy fragmentation and meat loss.
Federal Power-Shok loads are made in Anoka, Minnesota using reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.
Winchester Super-X 243 80 Grain Soft Point - 20 Rounds$20.15
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 80 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 243 Winchester Manufacturer SKU X2431 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892200319 Cost Per Round $1.01 per round
When you want a great, reliable, hunting round, the 243 Winchester is the perfect round for you. Developed in 1955, this round can take down anything from varmints to deer, and, although often considered too small to do so, it can even take down elk and bear. No matter what kind of hunting you are up to do, or if you are looking to do some match competing, the 243 Winchester is the perfect round for you.
Winchester has been around since 1855 and manufactures some of the best ammunition in the world. With the incredible manufacturing of Winchester, you have exactly the ammunition you need for all your shooting purposes. Firing at 3350 feet per second, these Winchester Super-X, 80 grain, soft point, brass cased, boxer primed rounds have the great accuracy, expansion, range, and hard hitting power you need to take down even the toughest deer.