What is the FPS of a 243?

What is the FPS of a 243?

The 243 Win’s muzzle velocity hinges on its bullet weight. At 55 grains, its bullet achieves 3,910 fps; at 100 grains, 2,960 fps.

Is a 243 good for black bear?

For black bears, a . 243 with a good, bonded bullet is absolutely deadly. Grizzlies do garner a reputation of being a little tougher to kill, but that seems to have much more to do with the bear being aware of the hunter’s presence. Even on giant coastal brown bears, a good shot trumps a big bullet.

What game is a .243 good for?

243 was designed as a varmint round. Shooters recognized the round’s potential and began using it on medium to large game such as turkey, whitetail deer, mule deer and pronghorn. The . 243 has even performed well on wild hogs, black bear and caribou.

Can you shoot 6mm in a 243?

The bullets are the same, and if you were to reload, you’d use the same box of bullets for a 6mm as for a 243. The cartidge cases that hold the powder for each caliber are very different, however, and are NOT interchangable. Factory ammo from one will not work safely in the other.

Is a 243 good for elk?

243 is likely a passable elk rifle, it’s unlikely hunters would ever choose it over harder hitting cartridges. Premium bullets have come a long way in increasing the lethality of hunting rifles but, for me, the . 243 Winchester will never be a viable elk cartridge.

What is the heaviest .243 bullet?

243 ammunition are available with bullet weights ranging from 55 grains (3.6 g) up to 115 grains (6.8 g). Twist rate of the barrel can sometimes be a factor in deciding which bullets to use, 1:10 being the most popular as it is sufficient to stabilize up to 100 gr bullets.

What’s a bigger rifle 243 or 270?

The first thing you should note is that both rifle cartridges are different calibers. The 270 shoots a larger 0.277” diameter bullet while the 243 has a bullet diameter of 0.243”. The next glaring difference is in the case length, with the 270 having almost a 0.5” longer case than the 243.

What is the initial velocity of a Winchester 243 round?

The following is a ballistic chart/table that details drop, velocity, energy, and time for a common .243 round the Winchester Ballistic Silvertip, 95gr. This bullet has an initial velocity of 3100 fps, and is pushing 2027 lbs of force.

Why handload the 243 Win?

Handloading the .243 Win allows you to take advantage of the caliber’s versatility by customizing your loads. Reducing or increasing the powder charge and bullet weight allows you to meet your hunting and shooting needs with minimal recoil as the result.

What is the drop on a 243 caliber bullet?

This bullet really performs well up to 200, 250, and even 300 yards having a drop of just 2.7″ (2 and 1 half inches) at the 200 yard mark. A A .243 Winchester, Winchester Ballistic Silvertip, 95gr

Is 3000 fps good for a rifle?

Now, 3,000 fps may not seem impressive by today’s standards, but in 1915, when the cartridge appeared, it was newsworthy. In the new millennium, rifle shooters are still speed obsessed. But varmint/predator shooters take this need for speed into new realms while maintaining impressive accuracy.