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Advice on .243 SP PPU AMMO

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Knightley, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Knightley

    Knightley Moderated user

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    So I have purchased a load of PPU .243 SP for foxing @ 90 grain, have I got a good round the for the job? Shooting between 50 and 200 yards I suppose??

    Cheers :up:
     
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    Two of my stalking buddies used to use PPU Ammo till it got expencive. But they had very good results in .270 and 30-06, good accurate rounds.
    90 gr SP little heavy for foxes at 50/100 yards as they may not expand due to the speed and construction of the bullet. Increasing the chances of a ricochet as the light body of a fox will not give enough resistance to open up the jackets.
    They will work either way.

    Andrew
     
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    hiya Andrew,

    just had a look on your website actually!

    ppu is fairly cheap rather than the others on offer at my gun shop, Norma, federal and hornady! So at the moment the lightest cheap rounds I can purchase are PPU at 90 or they have the 100 grain!

    I may buy some federal but thing is when on my home made range for 100 yards and 200 yards I don't really want to use expensive ammo on my steel target so ill use ppu!

    I take it if I zero in with PPU APthen use, say federal for live quarry it will still hold roughly same zero?

    Cheers,

    aaron
     
  4. Elk hunter

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    You may find federal is not as good as PPU, but then they may. Lottery!
    I don't use factory ammo as I load all my own way cheaper and it's been 23 years since I bought some from a shop so no expert. But some rifles shoot anything others very fussy.
    im afraid there is only one way to find out....down the range.

    As for my web page I need to update it thank you for reminding me as I'm down to my last few stags next week I'll have some time to do it.

    Andrew
     
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    Oh really I thought as PPU is cheap it may no be that great, but like you say I'll find out down the range, also when zeroing in does it have to be completely flat/level when Zeroing in? Or does it make it much difference zeroing in on incline or decline?
     
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    PPU have a very good reputation. But federal do all sorts of ammo from eagle to power shock. Now the eagle brand Tate the cheapest and I was given a batch to try in .223 and the only thing good about them was the brass. Then a buddy has used eagle in this 243 with simular results.
    The amount of ammo I use this time of year its cheaper to load and more consistent. Plus it's cheaper for clients to use at 65p for a 308 round compared to £1.29 it soon stacks up.
    I think since September I've bought over 2500 bullet heads in .243, 25-06, 308 and 6.5 and I get great satisfaction loading.

    As for zeroing a slight incline will not make that much difference. I tend to zero at 150 yards on all rifles except my .223 and .22 K Hornet. But if you are zeroed at 100 yards on the flat, shooting down hill at 100 yards will be slightly high. Where I do my beginners days using a 308 shooting 1.5 inches high at 100 yards. But we shoot the deer from the top of the hills shooting down at a distants of 150/200 yards and you don't have to compensate because of the gradient.

    Andrew
     
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    Well glad to hear PPU seems to be a good round to use, iv also had a couple of others confirm they are as well!

    I reckon I'll probably zero in at 100 on crosshairs and just adjust with mil dots on incline and decline shots! Also when you say shouldnt make too much difference, i take it if It were a fair decline or incline its going to affect it?! I'm hoping to level my home range off fairly flat out to 100 yards if I can! Just waiting for my sonic 45 to turn up before I zero her in! Don't want the crack echoing too much through the valley!

    Another for you lol... When my sonic moderator goes on how much is it actually going to reduce the noise on the .243??

    cheers
     
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    From a Huge Bang to a Big Bang:):)

    In all seriousness it will still be a large bang so think about the times of day you zero and for how long etc.
    It won't be worse than a shotgun bang though.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    lol brilliant! Well hopefully not too bloodi loud lol!! But like you say choosing right time of day! Early morning I reckon!
     
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    I use run both my .223 & .243 on PPU - can't grumble - it groups very well and is a third of the price of a decent box - if your rifle like em it's cheap shooting

    firing with a mod on won't shatter your ear drums, without one will hurt your tab holes lol!!!! - it's still gonna wake the neighbours up though

    So you know what it's like - i'd let one off without the mod on - that way you'll remember never to leave it behind unless you have a set of ear plugs :D
     
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    Cheers for info mate! Will it really make that much of a noise then even with moderator on, I'm hoping not to wake the neighbours lol
     
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    I've two T8 moderators one on a 6.5 and the other on a 308.
    Sako TRG you can shoot without ear defenders and it certainly not unreasonable, plus no more recoil than a .223.

    Andrew
     
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    Cheers, have you heard or experienced the sonic 45?
     

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