Maximum effective range is another way to compare one caliber to another. can push a 75-grain projectile about 3,300 feet per second at the muzzle and achieves about 1,800 foot-pounds of energy. Discussion Starter • #1 • Oct 29, 2005. what is the metric number for .243 ?? wins hands-down. If you have the opportunity to bust a coyote at 400 yards, the 243 will be up for it while the 223 will be a lot tougher. Our website lists special deals on 9mm Ammo, 10mm Ammo, 45-70 Ammo, 6.5 Creedmoor ammo, 300 Blackout Ammo, 10mm Ammo, 5.56 Ammo, Underwood Ammo, Buffalo Bore Ammo and more special deals on bulk ammo. Ballistics We offer cheap ammo and bulk ammo deals on the most popular ammo calibers. Jump to Latest Follow 21 - 31 of 31 Posts. You’ll probably pay twice as much per round as .223 Rem., but at least you’ll have something to shoot. By Chuck Hawks. May 14. Oh...and gun weight matters too for sure. Bolt action rifles, lever action, pump action, self loading rifles and other miscellaneous longarms. brass life is greatly improved because AI cases don't need frequent trimming. Big bucks, land management, rut reports, and tips for the whitetail obsessed. The .243 Win is a necked down version of the .308 Win and was introduced to the shooting world in 1955. In this comparison, the .243 Win. Prev. In non-pandemic times, the .223 Rem. Extensive information about rifle cartridge trajectory. In a hot prairie dog town the .223 is less tiring. re: Recoil comparison- .223 vs .243 vs 30-30 Posted by lv2bowhntAU on 1/12/14 at 6:08 pm to DownshiftAndFloorIt quote: A .308 that fits well will be much more pleasant to shoot than a .243 … The .243 Win. Ballistically speaking, these calibers would be cousins rather than brothers. can maintain enough velocity to take varmint and medium-sized game out to 250 yards, or the distance at which the bullet is still travelling about 2,300 fps, according to Frank C. Barnes’ “Cartridges of the World.” But that range doesn’t apply to every bullet. The .243 Win. I guess I’ll just have to own both. Jump to Latest Follow 21 - 31 of 31 Posts. .243 vs 223 AR. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet weight, or jacketing type. The .223 is a great varmint round and is cheaper to shoot that the .243 Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > browning308 Member. what i find funny is a 22 cal. I'll also add the 25'06 for consideration. So a .223 Remington round exits the barrel with kinetic energy equal to the energy required for linear vertical displacement of 1250 pounds through a one foot distance, while a .243 Winchester round exiting the barrel has energy equal to the amount required to displace 1950 pounds over the same one foot distance. A 243 in a lightweight rifle may intimidate some. .243 or 6 CM are good choices. That extends the maximum effective range all the way to 350 yards, depending on your velocity at the muzzle. When it comes to the 223 vs 243 recoil, you may find that hunting with a 243 may tire you out after a long day, but the 223 Remington is a faithful and easy to handle companion you’ll be glad to have by your side. In order to hit a distant target a rifle must be correctly sighted-in, and to accomplish that the shooter must have some working knowledge of the bullet's trajectory. Generally speaking, a heavier bullet travelling faster will give you a better chance of putting down an animal. The advantage of the.243 is that it's less sensitive to the wind. It just depends on what you see yourself using it for. As hunting season approaches every year, we look toward our gun cabinets and wonder if we're really using the best deer rifle. Yea id be lookin at a 223 even tho i got mine a 243. From what i've read, the 22-250 is a step up from the 223 and the 243 is 2-3 steps up from the 22-250. would be the clear winner. The decision for which round is better for a given application should be made with complete information, and this article simply serves as a comparative guide, not the final say. Such as my state of Washington requires .24 caliber/6mm minimum. Please email us if you have questions about any of our product listings. The .243 is often referred to as the baby brother of the .308 Win. are synonymous with both deer and varmint hunting, so we decided to pit them against each other to see who comes out on top. A .243 Win. You didn’t have to pull my arm out of it’s socket for that solution. It compares the .350 Legend to the .243 Win. The 223 is a lot more pleasant to shoot a lot of rounds through. YOU CAN REVIEW PRODUCT DESCRIPTION OF 243 Vs 223 Ammo Cost And Best Deer Hunting Ammo For 223 HERE. .243 vs 223 AR. 204 vs 223 vs 22-250 vs 243. Re: .223 vs .243 please. I'll also add the 25'06 for consideration. In terms of comfort, the .223 Rem. Again, the above is for comparative information purposes only, and you should consult the exact ballistics for the particular .223 Remington or .243 Winchester cartridge you're looking at purchasing. One way to think about this is as such: a foot-pound is a unit of energy equal to the amount of energy required to raise a weight of one pound a distance of one foot. The .243 sends a bigger bullet down range and is a great long range flat shooting round in a small package capable and legal to shoot deer with. Banned ! You can load a bit heavier for hunting predators or varminting and since most .223 rifles have that slower twist rate, shorter leade and tighter freebore, the .223 will likely be more accurate. 204 vs 223 vs 22-250 vs 243. As a rule of thumb, when it comes to hunting, muzzle energy is what many hunters look at when deciding on what caliber of firearm / ammunition to select. That gun’s modern military counterpart, the 5.56 NATO, has been in continuous use by militaries around the world since the early 1960s. can push a 75-grain projectile about 3,300 feet per second at the muzzle and achieves about 1,800 foot-pounds of energy. has slightly less range in terms of bullet weights (40 grain to 75 grain), but it covers basically the same ground. 5.56 NATO vs. .223 Remington side-by-side (Photo by PalmettoStateArmory) In fact, the 5.56 NATO is pretty much a ‘buffed up’ .223 Remington. Bolt Action Rifles. Most states don't allow .223's to hunt deer. , Comments have to be approved before showing up, © 2021 Foundry Outdoors - All Rights Reserved, Product successfully added to your Shopping Cart, 223 WSSM Winchester Super Short Magnum Ammo, 243 WSSM Winchester Super Short Magnum Ammo, 25 WSSM Winchester Super Short Magnum Ammo, 300 RSAUM Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum Ammo, 7mm RSAUM Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum Ammo, .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester Ammo Comparison - Ballistics Info & Chart. Coyote Cartridges: .223 Rem. cartridges as “available” to order online: the 53-grain Varmint and Predator and the 69 grain Gold Medal Match. I would take the 6 CM over the .243, but the .243 has better ammo availability. 1; 2; First 2 of 2 Go to page. “Shootability” is a broad term we’re using to mean “how available is this caliber and how comfortable is it to shoot?”. The prices on Federal’s website don’t appear to have risen, but elsewhere I’ve seen .223 Rem. A .223 Rem. I like having the extra power and range for medium-sized animals, and I don’t see much downside for varmint hunting. Where before this year you could find .223 Rem. “Versatility” refers to both range of bullet weights available and range of actions chambered in a specific cartridge. Re: .223 vs .243 please. 223 vs 243 vs 270. by petemacsydney » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:59 pm Anybody got advice on 223 vs 243 vs 270? The majority of the cartridges use bullets ranging from 85 to 105 grain, and Federal’s offerings follow that trend. A 55-grain or 75-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip or Hornady V-Max bullet would do great work against varmints while a 100-grain Sierra Game King could take down any whitetail in North America. All the old favorites are normally there, … Which means it can shoot faster and harder than the .223. Both the .243 and the .223 will stop a coyote in its tracks. The .223 Rem. Bo… This worthless piece of propaganda shows the .350 (11.7 inches) leading the way over the .223 (7.3 inches), with the .243 about in-between (9.5"). It’s a small-to-medium sized game caliber whose primary use has been taking down four-legged rather than two-legged critters. Depends what the main shooting will be, if primearely a deer rifle 243 but 223 is going to be alot cheaper to run in factory ammo which means more practice and bunnys hares etc … Apr 17, 2013 #1 Pretty much had my heart set on converting my Rem 700 from a 308 to a 260 until the last day or so, I cant find any brass at all let alone ammo. Generally speaking, (very generally; calm down, everyone) a .223 Rem. By contrast, six of Federal’s 17 .243 Win. Can kill a deer on the spot but you cant hunt with them. I have seen some 12 twist 223s do well with bullets in the 60-64 grain range, and others that were marginal. That means it will be more precise at long range, though there are better rifle chamberings purely for long-range target work and varminting (.22-250 and .243 Winchester come to mind). But your past doesn’t define you, and it doesn’t define these calibers either. The 223 is a lot more pleasant to shoot a lot of rounds through. The .243 Winchester was developed by wildcatters who immediately grasped the accuracy potential of the .308 parent case and then necked down the case to accept .243 caliber (6mm) bullets. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester ammo rounds. The main advantage if you use the 243 head space gauge to set the head space is that you can use the brass you already have and the feed rails and mag length will remain the same. The 243 has a wider range of bullet weights … In 2020, .243 Win. Federal’s 85-grain Trophy Copper also has a minimum velocity of 1,800 fps, and it’s still cooking along at that speed well past 500 yards. The .243 is more expensive but better at both... What to you think? double in price. The 243 was better in windy conditions. was developed by Winchester in 1955 for use in its Model 70 bolt-action and Model 88 lever-action rifles. As if that’s such a painstaking decision. Introduced only two years apart, the .223 Remington and the .243 Winchester couldn’t have come from more different neighborhoods of the firearms world. Versatility I don't like the .223 for whitetail. You can find lever, bolt, and semi-auto rifles chambered in both actions. Please click the above links to take a look at all of the .223 Remington and .243 Winchester ammo we have in stock and ready to ship, and let us know any parting thoughts in the comment section below. True “knock-down power” depends on your bullet’s construction and minimum velocity, your cartridge, and your barrel length. In a normal year, the .223 Rem. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Thread starter ArmyJerry; Start date Apr 17, 2013; Forums. And that’s why I … As Chuck Hawks notes in his great recoil table, the .223 Rem. by contrast achieves only about 1,400 foot-pounds of energy by throwing a 75-grain projectile 2,900 fps. What this cartridge offered was a long range hunting round that was able to take lighter bullets that were more suitable for target shooting and varmint hunting. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps. We offer a 100% Authenticity Guarantee on all products sold on our website. 243 vs the 260 Rem. Nov 22, 2012 13,499 21,983 Kicking Ass Somewhere. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by browning308, Feb 10, 2011. I’m not saying your .243 Win. Shootability If you’re looking for a semi-auto, you’ll likely have better luck finding a .223 Rem., but lots of companies chamber semi-auto guns in .243 Win. Written By Ron Spomer The sun was on the Nebraska horizon and a Mossberg 243 Winchester bolt-action was on my shoulder when a herd of November whitetails exploded from a copse of trees and scattered into the Sandhills. That is to say, .223 Remington bullets travel 3.6 times the speed of a 737 airplane at cruising speed, while .243 Winchester bullets travel 3.6 times that same speed. isn’t uncomfortable, but compared to the .223 Rem., it’s snappy (depending on your rifle, of course). I like that .223 is not as overbore as .243. It was developed in 1957 for an experimental rifle known as the AR-15. This is why the military uses it. Like others said, the 243 can serve double duty as a deer rifle, and also is far superior on long shots. Here’s a look at three of the best Extensive information about rifle cartridge trajectory. is a classic Army brat. is the most popular rifle in America, and Weatherby offers tack-driving bolt guns in both calibers in a wide variety of configurations. This round is a modification of the .308 WinchesterThe .243 compares well with the .308 in terms of distance trajectory. It just depends on what you see yourself using it for. The .243 Win. .243 or 6 CM are good choices. produces about half the felt recoil of the .243 Win. 243 Winchester vs. 30-30 Win. Although 223 will kill deer, I think its too small a caliber. Maybe with the 77gr TMK on close shots with little chance of hitting bone. wins in a landslide. Win. There's a lot of debate as to what the best deer rifle is, but the .243 definitely has it going on. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps. As illustrated in the chart, .223 Remington rounds - on average - achieve a velocity of about 3150 feet per second (fps) while .243 Winchester rounds travel at a velocity of 3180 fps. can reach out even further. As illustrated in the chart, .223 Remington rounds - on average - achieve a velocity of about 3150 feet per second (fps) while .243 Winchester rounds travel at a velocity of 3180 fps. Joined: Feb 10, 2011 Messages: 31. load will reliably kill a deer out to 500 yards. In his excellent handbook, “Cartridges of the World,” Frank C. Barnes describes the .30-0... Our picks for the week’s best hunting, fishing, wild foods, and conservation content. and the .243 Win. 1; 2; First 2 of 2 Go to page. The AR-15 chambered in .223 Rem. This is usually achieved by determining the maximum range at which a bullet has retained enough velocity to fully expand. 37 Posts . If you have the opportunity to bust a coyote at 400 yards, the 243 will be up for it while the 223 will be a lot tougher. cartridges are currently listed as available. Bullet diameter: .243 in (6.2 mm) Case length: 2.045 in (51.9 mm) Twist: 1-10, 1-8 Availability: Great By Chuck Hawks. I don't like the .223 for whitetail. It’s better suited for varmint hunting than big game hunting, but a 62-grain Fusion or even a 55-grain Trophy Copper would reliably take down a whitetail given proper shot placement. ArmyJerry fukallyall. Depends what the main shooting will be, if primearely a deer rifle 243 but 223 is going to be alot cheaper to run in factory ammo which means more practice and bunnys hares etc … Since this year is such an anomaly (I hope), I’m going to give the overall nod in this category to the .223 Rem. 243 minimum, but that's just my opinion. I'm looking for a caliber that can reach out to 500 yards when needed and touch a varmint. The ideal coyote hunting cartridge is flat shooting, highly accurate, and won’t ruin pelts. I’d call action availability a draw. I'm looking for a caliber that can reach out to 500 yards when needed and touch a varmint. With dozens of countries relying on the .223/5.56 to arm their infantry, there’s usually plenty of it to go around. Like others said, the 243 can serve double duty as a deer rifle, and also is far superior on long shots. But for purposes of this comparison, I’d give the edge to the .243 Win. If mainly sitting in and not hiking for miles a heavier gun kicks less than a light gun in any given caliber. The .308 entered the scene in 1952 as a military service cartridge. Maybe with the 77gr TMK on close shots with little chance of hitting bone. 67 posts • Page 1 of 3 • 1, 2, 3. For a cartridge comparison such as the .243 vs .308, potential users want to see which has a flatter trajectory, meaning it shows less bullet drop. 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