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I have a complete box of Hornady 80gr single shot pistol bullets #2435
Are these ok to load in a 243 win.?
 
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They are just fine in the 243 if you are using them for varmint's or target/plinking. They are not designed for deer at 243 velocities.


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The sierra sspb were designed for 2600fps if I remember right. You could load around that by data. I would assume the hornady similar, but ive never shot any.


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.....speaking of expansion on deer. Id sure shoot em up if it were me. If using for deer you might back off yer load some.


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Like noted above, at typical .243 rifle speeds, those bullets are very frangible. Keep the MV under 2750 fps, and you'll have a projectile that behaves like a typical game bullet as it will provide excellent expansion and adequate penetration.


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I guess I'll just trade them for regular 6mm bullets
 
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You should have no problems selling or trading as they have been discontinued for years and are still in use by many 6mm-.223, 6TCU, 6BR, etc. shooters.


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My #1 bullet for my 6mm AI is the 85 gr. NPT. Killed deer out to 400 with it. Should do fine in your .243 for deer.
 
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This just gets better and better.
 
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I thought they might explode on contact
 
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Shooting out of a rifle or a handgun? I rarely think of rifle on this site.

Be a great coyote bullet id say.


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Kyode,

He's loading them for a bolt action rifle.


Tim,

Since you're cross posting this around, I'll just paste the same response here that I did at Greybeard:

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You can still use them to shoot paper. They make nice holes in paper, very, very close together.


Would be just fine for practice, and for teaching a young shooter how to shoot.


Which was one of the things you were looking for, I believe?


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Shoot them. Shoot them up. Use them on paper. Use them to teach that Grandson how to shoot, and for practicing his marksmanship skills.

Then, when he's "ready" load some Deer Bullets and go hunting.

Wasn't that what you wanted?
 
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Works for me, thought somebody might need them, but I'll sure burn through them.
Thanks
 
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I have a stash of the Sierra 80 gr SSP bullets that shoots super accurate in my 6mm-225 Win 14" Contender barrel. I killed a few deer with them but running them average 2800 fps and most of my shots were between 50 & 100 yards the bullet was too soft for my liking. It would not exit and deer ran off a bit into the jungle of a cut over and did not leave much if any blood trail. The last few I killed with this bullet I waited until they were facing me and put their head down enough to where I could shoot them between the shoulders where the neck met the body. Bang flop. I demoted this barrel down to varmints and paper punching and got a 14" 30-30AI MGM barrel for deer. It does awesomely. With your Hornady SSP bullets running them in a 243 Win rifle you may run into the bullet coming apart in flight due to the thin jacket if you push it hard.
 
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