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243 Winchester, Winchester Ammunition Ballistics:

Winchester ammunition offers several loadings specific to hunters needs for the 243 Winchester. They have two loadings for varmint and predator hunters, 55 grain ballistics silvertip ammunition and 80 grain pointed soft point ammunition. For larger predator and deer hunters they have three loadings, 95 grain ballistic silvertip ammunition, 100 grain power point ammunition and 100 grain power max bonded ammunition. For just the deer hunter only, they offer one loading the 90 grain power core ammunition. Last they offer 243 Winchester users who hunt large deer one load the 95 grain XP3 ammunition.

Winchester, 243 Winchester Ballistic Silvertip Ammunition Features: Polymer Tip, Alloyed Lead Core, Contoured Jacket, Lubalox® (Black Oxide) Coating & Rapid Controlled Expansion. This ammunition is offered by Winchester in two bullet weights for the 243: 55 grain and 95 grain.

243 Winchester Ballistic Silvertip Ammunition Ballistics & Usage:
Manufacturers
Recommended
Cartridge Usage:
Bullet
Wght.
Grains
Bullet
Bal.
Coef.
Muzzle
Vel.
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Traj.
200 Yds.
Inches
Traj.
250 Yds.
Inches
Predator & Varmint 55 .276 3,910 1,867 0 - 1.4 - 3.3
Long Range Ballistics Chart:
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
3,910
3,493
3,114
2,768
2,447
2,148
F.P.S.
Bullet Energy:
1,867
1,490
1,185
936
731
563
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 0.7"
0"
- 4.3"
- 13.1"
- 27.8"
IN.
Effective Range For Varmint & Predators: 500 Yards


243 Winchester Ballistic Silvertip Ammunition Ballistics & Usage:
Manufacturers
Recommended
Cartridge Usage:
Bullet
Wght.
Grains
Bullet
Bal.
Coef.
Muzzle
Vel.
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Traj.
200 Yds.
Inches
Traj.
250 Yds.
Inches
Thin Skinned Big Game & Predator95.400 3,1002,0270- 2.8- 6.0
Long Range Ballistics Chart:
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
3,100
2,858
2,630
2,413
2,205
2,009
F.P.S.
Bullet Energy:
2,027
1,723
1,459
1,228
1,026
851
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.4"
0"
- 6.4"
- 18.8"
- 38.4"
IN.
Effective Range For Thin Skinned Big Game: 300 Yards

Winchester, SuperX .243 Winchester Pointed Soft Point & Power Point Ammunition Features: Proven Accuracy, High Velocity, Maximum Impact & Rapid Controlled Expansion. This ammunition is offered by Winchester in two bullet weights for the 243: 80 grain and 100 grain.

243 Winchester Pointed Soft Point Ammunition Ballistics & Usage:
Manufacturers
Recommended
Cartridge Usage:
Bullet
Wght.
Grains
Bullet
Bal.
Coef.
Muzzle
Vel.
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Traj.
200 Yds.
Inches
Traj.
250 Yds.
Inches
Predator & Varmint80.255 3,3501,9930- 2.5- 5.6
Long Range Ballistics Chart:
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
3,350
2,955
2,594
2,260
1,952
1,672
F.P.S.
Bullet Energy:
1,993
1,551
1,195
908
677
496
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.3"
0"
- 6.4"
- 19.8"
- 42.3"
IN.
Effective Range For Varmint & Predators: 500 Yards


243 Winchester Power Point Ammunition Ballistics & Usage:
Manufacturers
Recommended
Cartridge Usage:
Bullet
Wght.
Grains
Bullet
Bal.
Coef.
Muzzle
Vel.
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Traj.
200 Yds.
Inches
Traj.
250 Yds.
Inches
Thin Skinned Big Game & Predator100.356 2,9601,9450- 3.3- 7.0
Long Range Ballistics Chart:
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
2,960
2,698
2,451
2,217
1,996
1,789
F.P.S.
Bullet Energy:
1,945
1,616
1,334
1,091
884
710
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.7"
0"
- 7.4"
- 22.0"
- 45.3"
IN.
Effective Range For Thin Skinned Big Game: 250 Yards

Winchester, SuperX 243 Winchester Power Core Ammunition Features: Protected Hollow Point, Power-Core Cavity, Boat Tail Design & Solid 95/5 Copper Alloy Construction. This ammunition is offered by Winchester in one bullet weight for the 243: 90 grain.

243 Winchester Power Core Ammunition Ballistics & Usage:
Manufacturers
Recommended
Cartridge Usage:
Bullet
Wght.
Grains
Bullet
Bal.
Coef.
Muzzle
Vel.
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Traj.
200 Yds.
Inches
Traj.
250 Yds.
Inches
Thin Skinned
Big Game
90.354 3,1001,9200- 2.9- 6.2
Long Range Ballistics Chart:
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
3,100
2,828
2,572
2,331
2,102
1,887
F.P.S.
Bullet Energy:
1,920
1,598
1,322
1,085
883
711
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.4"
0"
- 6.7"
- 19.8"
- 40.9"
IN.
Effective Range For Thin Skinned Big Game: 225 Yards

Winchester, 243 Winchester Power Max Bonded Ammunition Features: Protected Hollow Point Bullet, Contoured Jacket, Bonded Core Technology & High Retained Weight. This ammunition is offered by Winchester in one bullet weight for the 243: 100 grain.

243 Winchester Power Max Bonded Ammunition Ballistics & Usage:
Manufacturers
Recommended
Cartridge Usage:
Bullet
Wght.
Grains
Bullet
Bal.
Coef.
Muzzle
Vel.
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Traj.
200 Yds.
Inches
Traj.
250 Yds.
Inches
Thin Skinned Big Game & Predator100.372 2,9601,9450- 3.3- 7.0
Long Range Ballistics Chart:
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
2,960
2,709
2,471
2,246
2,033
1,832
F.P.S.
Bullet Energy:
1,945
1,629
1,356
1,120
917
745
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.6"
0"
- 7.3"
- 21.6"
- 44.3"
IN.
Effective Range For Thin Skinned Big Game: 250 Yards

Winchester, 243 Winchester XP3 Ammunition Features: Polymer Tip, Lead Core, Extruded Jacket, High Velocity & Lethal Knock-Down. This ammunition is offered by Winchester in one bullet weight for the 243: 95 grain.

243 Winchester XP3 Ammunition Ballistics & Usage:
Manufacturers
Recommended
Cartridge Usage:
Bullet
Wght.
Grains
Bullet
Bal.
Coef.
Muzzle
Vel.
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Traj.
200 Yds.
Inches
Traj.
250 Yds.
Inches
Thin Skinned Big Game & Wild Boar95.411 3,1002,0270- 2.7- 5.9
Long Range Ballistics Chart:
Range
Muzzle
100 yds.
200 yds.
300 yds.
400 yds.
500 yds.
Yards
Bullet Velocity:
3,100
2,865
2,642
2,430
2,227
2,034
F.P.S.
Bullet Energy:
2,027
1,731
1,472
1,245
1,046
873
FT. LBS.
Bullet Trajectory:
- 1.5"
+ 1.4"
0"
- 6.4"
- 18.6"
- 38.0"
IN.
Effective Range For Thin Skinned Big Game: 300 Yards











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