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243 Winchester Factory Ammunition Ballistics Table:
 243 Winchester ammunition manufacturers offer a large variety of loadings with various bullet weights for hunters, which makes the .243" bullet a good choice for a large variety of hunting situations as it offers good down-range hunting ballistics. The below 243 Win. rifle ballistics table will give rifle cartridge bullet weight measured in grains, bullet velocity measured in feet per second, bullet energy measured in foot pounds, bullet drop measured in inches with 100 yard sight-in value and rifle recoil energy measured in foot pounds based on a fully loaded and scoped 8.5 pound, 24" barrel length rifle with scope mounted 1.5" above bore centerline.
Rifle Ballistics Table Compiled By: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.
243 Winchester
Cartridge
Manufacturer
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Bullet
Sectional
Density
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Muzzle
Velocity
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Recoil
Energy
Ft. lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Bullet
Drop @
200 Yds.
Bullet
Drop @
300 Yds.
Bullet
Drop @
400 Yds.
Bullet
Drop @
500 Yds.
Winchester 55 .133 .276 3,910 1,867 6.43 0 - 1.4" - 6.3" - 15.9" - 31.2"
Hornady 58 .140 .250 3,925 1,824 6.82 0 - 1.4" - 6.6" - 16.6" - 33.2"
Black Hills 62 .150 .199 3,700 1,885 6.96 0 - 2.0" - 8.9" - 22.8" - 46.9"
Federal 70 .169 .309 3,450 1,850 7.44 0 - 2.1" - 8.7" - 20.7" - 39.8"
Remington 75 .181 .330 3,375 1,897 8.18 0 - 2.2" - 9.0" - 21.3" - 40.5"
Winchester 80 .193 .255 3,350 1,993 8.50 0 - 2.5" - 10.2" - 24.8" - 48.6"
Federal 85 .206 .391 3,200 1,933 8.85 0 - 2.5" - 9.8" - 22.7" - 42.4"
Hornady 87 .210 .400 2,800 1,514 7.85 0 - 3.8" - 13.8" - 31.4" - 58.0"
Winchester 90 .218 .354 3,100 1,920 9.11 0 - 2.9" - 11.0" - 25.6" - 48.0"
Winchester 95 .230 .411 3,100 2,027 9.88 0 - 2.7" - 10.5" - 24.1" - 44.8"
Winchester 100 .242 .372 2,960 1,945 10.13 0 - 3.3" - 12.2" - 28.1" - 52.5"
243 Winchester Factory Ammunition Ballistics Charts:
 The very detailed below 243 Winchester rifle ballistics charts will give rifle cartridge bullet weight measured in grains, bullet velocity measured in feet per second, bullet energy measured in foot pounds and bullet trajectory measured in inches using a 50 yard sight-in value based on a fully loaded and scoped 8.5 pound, 24" barrel length rifle with scope mounted 1.5" above bore centerline.
Note: Same Ammunition Used In This Ballistics Chart As In The Above Ballistics Table.
Rifle Ballistics Chart Compiled By: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.
Winchester, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 55 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .276.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,910 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,867 Foot Pounds.
55 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 3,696 3,493 3,299 3,114 2,938 2,768 2,605 2,447 2,295 2,148
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,668 1,490 1,329 1,185 1,054 936 828 731 643 563
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.9 + 1.0 + 0.3 - 1.2 - 3.8 - 7.5 - 12.5 - 18.9 - 27.0
Hornady, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 58 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .250.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,925 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,984 Foot Pounds.
58 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 3,688 3,465 3,253 3,052 2,860 2,676 2,500 2,330 2,167 2,010
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,752 1,546 1,363 1,200 1,053 922 805 699 605 520
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.9 + 1.0 + 0.3 - 1.3 - 4.0 - 7.9 - 13.3 - 20.2 - 28.9
Black Hills, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 62 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .199.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,700 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,885 Foot Pounds.
62 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 3,420 3,159 2,913 2,680 2,460 2,249 2,049 1,860 1,683 1,520
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,610 1,373 1,168 989 833 696 578 476 390 318
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.7 + 0.6 - 0.5 - 2.9 - 6.7 - 12.2 - 19.9 - 30.0 - 43.2
Federal, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 70 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .309.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,450 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,850 Foot Pounds.
70 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 3,278 3,114 2,955 2,803 2,655 2,513 2,374 2,240 2,111 1,985
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,670 1,507 1,357 1,221 1,096 981 876 780 692 613
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.7 + 0.5 - 0.8 - 3.1 - 6.6 - 11.6 - 18.1 - 26.3 - 36.4
Remington, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 75 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .330.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,375 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,897 Foot Pounds.
75 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 3,217 3,065 2,918 2,776 2,639 2,506 2,376 2,251 2,129 2,011
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,723 1,564 1,418 1,284 1,160 1,046 940 844 755 673
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.7 + 0.4 - 0.9 - 3.3 - 7.0 - 12.1 - 18.7 - 27.0 - 37.2
Winchester, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 80 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .255.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,350 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,993 Foot Pounds.
80 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 3,147 2,955 2,771 2,594 2,424 2,260 2,103 1,952 1,808 1,672
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,760 1,551 1,364 1,195 1,044 908 785 677 581 496
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.6 + 0.2 - 1.3 - 4.1 - 8.4 - 14.4 - 22.4 - 32.6 - 45.6
Federal, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 85 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .391.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,200 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,933 Foot Pounds.
85 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 3,071 2,947 2,826 2,709 2,594 2,483 2,374 2,268 2,164 2,063
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,780 1,639 1,508 1,385 1,270 1,163 1,064 971 884 803
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.6 + 0.1 - 1.4 - 4.1 - 8.1 - 13.5 - 20.5 - 29.1 - 39.6
Hornady, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 87 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .400.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,800 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,514 Foot Pounds.
87 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,685 2,574 2,465 2,359 2,256 2,155 2,056 1,961 1,868 1,778
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,393 1,280 1,174 1,075 983 897 817 743 674 611
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.3 - 0.7 - 3.2 - 7.2 - 13.0 - 20.6 - 30.2 - 42.2 - 56.6
Winchester, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 90 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .354.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,100 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,920 Foot Pounds.
90 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,962 2,828 2,698 2,572 2,450 2,331 2,215 2,102 1,992 1,887
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,753 1,598 1,455 1,322 1,199 1,085 980 883 793 711
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.5 - 0.1 - 1.9 - 5.0 - 9.5 - 15.7 - 23.6 - 33.5 - 45.5
Winchester, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 95 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .411.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 3,100 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 2,027 Foot Pounds.
95 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,980 2,865 2,752 2,642 2,534 2,430 2,327 2,227 2,130 2,034
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,874 1,731 1,597 1,472 1,355 1,245 1,142 1,046 957 873
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.5 0 - 1.7 - 4.7 - 9.0 - 14.8 - 22.1 - 31.3 - 42.3
Winchester, 243 Winchester Cartridge Ballistics:
Bullet Diameter: .243".
Bullet Weight: 100 Grains.
Bullet Ballistic Coefficient: .372.
Bullet Muzzle Velocity: 2,960 Feet Per Second.
Bullet Muzzle Energy: 1,945 Foot Pounds.
100 Grain
Bullet @
50
Yards
100
Yards
150
Yards
200
Yards
250
Yards
300
Yards
350
Yards
400
Yards
450
Yards
500
Yards
Velocity / FPS. 2,832 2,709 2,589 2,471 2,357 2,246 2,138 2,033 1,931 1,832
Energy / FT.LBS. 1,781 1,629 1,488 1,356 1,234 1,120 1,015 917 828 745
Trajectory / IN. 0 + 0.4 - 0.4 - 2.5 - 6.0 - 11.0 - 17.8 - 26.5 - 37.3 - 50.5