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.243 bullets

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Lookin for a good .243 bullet for bear hunting. I dont need replys sayin a .243 isnt big enough I've got a couple already but they didnt have pass thrus. Looking for a bullet that will hold together. any advice would be great. thanks

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If you are dropping bear with a .243 why do you need a bullet that will pass through?

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Federal loads up a .243 with an 85 grain Barnes Triple Shock-X.

Deep penetration, moderate expansion, high weight retention, long range and solid copper.

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I know you don't want to hear this but a bigger bullet leaves a bigger hole. In my opinion 30 caliber bullets are too small for mature bear.

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I know you don't want to hear this but a bigger bullet leaves a bigger hole. In my opinion 30 caliber bullets are too small for mature bear.

What do you use?

I was hoping my new Ruger 300 win mag would do the trick next year frown

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Hornady has a "Light Mag" with their 95 grain Interlock SST. The light mag gives the round another 200 fps over standard loads. Sighted them in with my girlfriends gun for bears, i think they should do the trick, best thing I saw around. Reasonable price too at about a buck a shot

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