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$39.85
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 $1.99 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.