What is the best bullet weight for a 243?

What is the best bullet weight for a 243?

The “best” deer bullet for . 243 Win rifles is a 100 grain bullet in a cartridge containing enough powder to propel that bullet/projectile roughly 2900-3000 feet per second (fps). At that bullet weight and projectile velocity, enough kinetic energy is available to make clean reliable kills out to 400 yards.

How accurate are Handi rifles?

I still wasn’t infatuated with the rifle, but had to admit that it was workmanlike in its accuracy. Two inches at 100 yards, fired off the hood of a pickup truck is good hunting accuracy.

Can you change barrels on a Handi rifle?

There are 2 types of frames. An SB2 which can be fit to handle any shotgun or rifle barrel. The factory can do the fitting. Or with help from the stickies on Graybeard you can fit most barrels your self if your mechanical or handy.

Who makes the Handi Rifle?

In the 1990s, the same basic design was picked up by Marlin, who sold them under the H&R 1871 and New England Firearms brands. After that, Marlin was acquired by Remington Arms.

Is H&R firearms still in business?

H&R is a subsidiary of the Remington Outdoor Company. H&R ceased production February 27, 2015.

What happened to Harrington and Richardson Firearms?

H&R 1871, LLC (Harrington & Richardson) is a manufacturer of firearms under the Harrington & Richardson and New England Firearms trademarks. H&R is a subsidiary of the Remington Outdoor Company. H&R ceased production February 27, 2015.

What’s the accuracy of a.243 Handi Rifle?

A heavy trigger pull will destroy the best of groups. Most .243’s have a rate of twist to stabilize the 85 – 95 gr bullets. The 100 – 105’s are usually for deer hunting and don’t have the same accuracy as the lighter (varmit) loads. I had a Sako .243 that loved the 85 gr Nosler Partitions when they were mfg’d years ago.

What’s the standard twist rate for a.223 rifle?

Most manufacturers of AR-15 type civilian rifles followed suit. Unfortunately, 1:7″ is too fast for frangible varmint bullets, so now we have two “standard” twist rates for .223 rifles: 1:12″ for varmint rifles and 1:7″ for military type rifles. The latter are often, but not always, stamped “5.56mm.”

How big of a bullet can a 243 Winchester barrel stabilize?

The heaviest spitzer bullet that a .244 with a 1 in 12 inch twist barrel could stabilize was 90 grains. .243 Winchester barrels, on the other hand, were rifled 1:10″ to stabilize bullets as heavy as 105 grains. It turned out, most customers wanted to use their new .24 caliber rifles for hunting medium size big game, with 100 grain bullets.

Are there different twist rates for rifle barrels?

Not all rifle barrels of the same caliber have the same twist rate. A fellow ordering a custom rifle may have his own ideas about twist, as may the builder. For example, some .270 Win. barrels are rifled with a 1 in 12 inches twist, some .30-06 barrels are also rifled 1 turn in 12 inches and some .300 Magnum barrels are rifled 1 turn in 14 inches.