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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. But this is not a normal year. for 100 grain bullets. I tend to use the .22-250 for most occasions, but the .243 is hard to beat for long range shots when the wind likes to buck a 43 grain .224 caliber bullet all over the place. Basically, the .308 Winchester round is simply a civilian version of the 7.62x51mm NATO round, which was originally developed for the M14 rifle. It’s a small-to-medium sized game caliber whose primary use has been taking down four-legged rather than two-legged critters. In terms of comfort, the .223 Rem. But your past doesn’t define you, and it doesn’t define these calibers either. But for purposes of this comparison, I’d give the edge to the .243 Win. You didn’t have to pull my arm out of it’s socket for that solution. Federal lists only two .223 Rem. .243 bolt action centrefire rifles review. We have a variety of deals on Rifle Ammo, Handgun Ammo, Shotgun Ammo & Rimfire Ammo, as well as ammo for target practice, plinking, hunting, or shooting competitions. load will reliably kill a deer out to 500 yards. As Chuck Hawks notes in his great recoil table, the .223 Rem. The .243 Win. is a necked-down .308 Win., so it holds nearly twice as much powder as the .223 Rem. However, this rifle caliber doesn't just stop there. isn’t uncomfortable, but compared to the .223 Rem., it’s snappy (depending on your rifle, of course). For more detailed ballistics information please refer to the exact round in question or contact the manufacturer for the pertinent information. But, I also believe the popularity of the .243 Winchester cannot be rivaled, and that the slight advantage that the 6mm Remington may offer isn’t enough to unseat the .243 in any way. The .223 Rem. Vs. .243 Win. The latter two are more common, but Henry makes a sweet lever gun called the “Long Ranger” in both calibers. The ammunition is more expensive, but it’s just as common (especially these days), and I can find rifles in lots of different actions and from many different manufacturers. Whitetail Deer Cartridge Shoot-Out: .30-30 Win. The .308 entered the scene in 1952 as a military service cartridge. Though the differences between them (.243 vs 308 vs 7mm-08) are significant in many respects, they’re all suitable for a pretty big range of hunting tasks. is the obvious winner. A photo I took to show a family member the size difference in the 55 grain .223 cartridge and the 100 grain .243 Winchester cartridge...with my keys sitting next to them for scale. Please email us if you have questions about any of our product listings. 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. was designed as both a light deer rifle and a varmint cartridge—it can hold its own against high-velocity .22-calibers but still provide enough oomph to take down larger animals. The 243 Winchester is by far superior to the 223 for deer and similar sized game. Big-game hunters in the western states use … This is usually achieved by determining the maximum range at which a bullet has retained enough velocity to fully expand. .243 Winchester. I’m also not saying your .223 Rem. Versatility , 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. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester ammo rounds. When Winchester introduced the .243 Winchester in 1955, it quickly became a best-selling sporting cartridge. 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. [Re: bigwheeler] tunered Die Hard Member Registered: 08/20/09 Posts: 641 Loc: S E Ohio The standard twist for the 223wssm was 10 twist, mine shot 69gr very well, never cronoed them,I would expect the 223wssm to do very well. In this cartridge comparison, we are going to take a look at the 6.5 Creedmoor vs .243 Winchester. The AR-15 chambered in .223 Rem. I use the .243 for coyotes and groundhogs, and do the same with the .22-250. by contrast achieves only about 1,400 foot-pounds of energy by throwing a 75-grain projectile 2,900 fps. Introduced only two years apart, the .223 Remington and the .243 Winchester couldn’t have come from more different neighborhoods of the firearms world. “Shootability” is a broad term we’re using to mean “how available is this caliber and how comfortable is it to shoot?”. The 6mm bore diameter has long been relied upon for double duty, serving the deer hunter and varmint/predator hunter equally well. Furthermore, the muzzle energy of a .223 Remington round averages out to 1250 ft-lb, while a .243 Winchester round averages out to about 1950 ft-lb. 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. I like that .243 has substantially more ft. lbs of energy. is the most popular rifle in America, and Weatherby offers tack-driving bolt guns in both calibers in a wide variety of configurations. The .243 Win. 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. 223 vs 243 Winchester - Size Comparison. Where before this year you could find .223 Rem. Generally speaking, a heavier bullet travelling faster will give you a better chance of putting down an animal. 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. Federal’s 55-grain Trophy Cooper, for example, has a minimum velocity for full expansion of only 1,800 fps. In a normal year, the .223 Rem. Both cartridges were introduced in the 1950s. Winchester introduced the cartridge to the civilian market shortly thereafter in the Model 70 bolt action and the Model 88 lever action. For many hunters, the .223 Rem. 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. has slightly less range in terms of bullet weights (40 grain to 75 grain), but it covers basically the same ground. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .243 Winchester vs 7.62x39mm ammo rounds. and the .243 Win. 243 Winchester vs. 30-30 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. As if that’s such a painstaking decision. Here’s a look at three of the best The .243 Win. In 2020, .243 Win. I also like the Tikka's, but they cost a lot more, closer to $700. wins in a landslide. A .223 Rem. 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 round was much louder (out in the field with no ear protection), it could reach out a little further, and with accurate hits it was instant (fall over) death to the varmint. wins the availability battle. True .223 Remington and .243 Winchester ballistics information can vary widely from the displayed information, and it is important to understand that the particular characteristics of a given round can make a substantive difference in its true performance. I know Howa made the Vanguards at least untill 99, the 1500 is the same rifle. I guess I’ll just have to own both. Every major manufacturer makes a bolt gun in both calibers, so that’s not a distinguishing factor. I like that .223 is not as overbore as .243. The .243 Win. Today, the .308 Winchester round is enormously popular throughout the world and rifles chambered for it can also chamber and fire the 7.62x51mm, but not the other way around. In the past 62 years, it has been chambered in a huge variety of rifles and actions from dozens of manufacturers and is consistently one of the most reloaded rifle cartridges. That extends the maximum effective range all the way to 350 yards, depending on your velocity at the muzzle. My Winchester 70 and Ruger 77 will group a lot better than the Vanguards. vs. .30-06 Springfield Three of the most revered deer-hunting rounds in a head-to-head-to-head comparison By Ron Spomer The .243 Winchester cartridge somewhat compensates for the bullet weight limitation by driving its bullets at high velocity. It’s true that bullet construction and shot placement will kill an animal more effectively than poor shooting with a huge caliber. Ballistically speaking, these calibers would be cousins rather than brothers. I like having the extra power and range for medium-sized animals, and I don’t see much downside for varmint hunting. Can kill a deer on the spot but you cant hunt with them. 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. 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. History Introduced in 1955 the .243 Winchester is based on the 7.62x51 military (.308 Winchester) case necked down to .243” (6mm). The prices on Federal’s website don’t appear to have risen, but elsewhere I’ve seen .223 Rem. As such, the following is for comparative information purposes only and should not be used to make precise predictions of the trajectory, performance, or true ballistics of any particular .223 Remington or .243 Winchester rounds for hunting, target shooting, plinking, or any other usage. The ideal coyote hunting cartridge is flat shooting, highly accurate, and won’t ruin pelts. Barnes lists 12 bullet weights commercially available for .243 Win., ranging from a 55-grain boat tail to a 105-grain hollow-point boat tail. Ballistics, as they say, are king, so I’m giving the ultimate nod to the .243 Win. can’t kill a deer past 220 yards. 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. Energy. We are excited about this comparison as both of these cartridges show tremendous versatility in both the hunting and competitive shooting worlds and not a lot of information is out there taking a look at these two cartridges stacked up side by side. In non-pandemic times, the .223 Rem. Furthermore, the muzzle energy of a .223 Remington round averages out to 1250 ft-lb, while a .243 Winchester round averages out to about 1950 ft-lb. are synonymous with both deer and varmint hunting, so we decided to pit them against each other to see who comes out on top. Shootability wins hands-down. The balance of light recoil and versatility as both a varmint and big game cartridge quickly led to the .243 being one of the most popular rifle chamberings in the world. Ballistics 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 Rem. wins in a landslide. is a classic Army brat. 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. * 55gr .223 for comparison only. The 223 is not legal for hunting in many states. The .243 Win. It's more powerful than 223, but that still doesn't qualify it as something you can shoot at game over 500 m away, and neither is anything else in a hand-portable firearm. produces about half the felt recoil of the .243 Win. 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. If you go light on 243 bullets you'll be fine, 243's drop Yotes in thier tracks very "some" but not much run on a 223. In this, our seventh, official Australian Shooter firearm review we looked at a number of hunting-type centrefire rifles. When it comes to availability, it’s always good to bet on the NATO caliber. 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. Generally speaking, the higher the muzzle energy, the higher the stopping power. The .243 Win is a necked down version of the .308 Win and was introduced to the shooting world in 1955. By contrast, six of Federal’s 17 .243 Win. double in price. Make no mistake the 223 will DRT any deer with proper shot placement and shot placement above all things takes game. Less than an inch difference in drop and drift gives it the win. The speed and power of the .308 make … May 14. Still, when comparing cartridges, foot-pounds of energy is a helpful way of describing the weight of a projectile and how fast it’s moving. You can find lever, bolt, and semi-auto rifles chambered in both actions. Generally speaking, (very generally; calm down, everyone) a .223 Rem. for about 30 cents per round, now you’ll be lucky to find anything in stock below 60 cents. And 243 will certainly be less susceptible to wind at long ranges. I prefer heavier 62 or 70 grain hunting bullets for hunting medium game with .223 Rem. I've owned and shot both as a varmint hunter. As Chuck Hawks notes in his great recoil table, the .223 Rem. With either 6CM, 243, 223, or 6.5CM the Ruger Predators will give you the most accuracy for the least money Street price is around $400 which leaves a lot of money for good optics. 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 … Maybe the 6mm Creedmoor has the potential to rival the .243 with a strong marketing push, but realize that the .243 Winchester remains in the top ten in cartridge sales; the popularity is still that strong. #1710403 - 11/05/10 03:24 AM Re: 223 wssm vs. 243 win. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps. Le polveri preferibili sono quelle di medio-alta progressività. cartridges are currently listed as available. For instance, the most common 100 grain factory loads claim a muzzle velocity of 2960 f.p.s. True “knock-down power” depends on your bullet’s construction and minimum velocity, your cartridge, and your barrel length. I’m not saying your .243 Win. Since this year is such an anomaly (I hope), I’m going to give the overall nod in this category to the .223 Rem. The .243 Win. We offer cheap ammo and bulk ammo deals on the most popular ammo calibers. from 24 inch barrels, while the hottest handloads listed in major reloading guides run between 3000 and 3150 f.p.s. So, you can see that the only listed cartridges that deliver less Recoil Energy than the .243 Winchester are the .223 Remington, .300 AAC Blackout and 7.62×39 Soviet. Foundry Outdoors is your trusted home for buying archery, camping, fishing, hunting, shooting sports, and outdoor gear online. A .243 Win. We offer a 100% Authenticity Guarantee on all products sold on our website. If you haven't already figured it out, I'm referring to the .243 Winchester. Winchester rolled the .243 out as a commercial cartridge in 1955. The majority of the cartridges use bullets ranging from 85 to 105 grain, and Federal’s offerings follow that trend. 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. cartridges as “available” to order online: the 53-grain Varmint and Predator and the 69 grain Gold Medal Match. The .243 is often referred to as the baby brother of the .308 Win. It was decided to test them in .243 calibre because, according to factory ammunition sales, this is the most popular calibre in Australia. You’ll probably pay twice as much per round as .223 Rem., but at least you’ll have something to shoot. would be the clear winner. In order to understand the history of the .243 you also need to understand the history of the .308, because again, the .243 is simply a necked down .308. isn’t uncomfortable, but compared to the .223 Rem., it’s snappy (depending on your rifle, of course). I doubt many hunters -- big, little, veteran, or novice -- are capable of determining if they or the bullet missed by an inch at 300 yards. Coyote Cartridges: .223 Rem. As far as deer hunting calibers go, the .243 is light, small and perfect for beginning deer hunters. is the obvious winner. The 243 Winchester versus 7mm-08 Remington race is won by the 243, but not by much. 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. 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. 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. Yes, the cartridges based on 308 Winchester are also known for a good degree of inherent accuracy. Il .243 Winchester è un calibro relativamente nervoso per cui, nella pratica della ricarica, è consigliabile non tentare di spremerne la massima potenza ottenibile ma cercare il giusto equilibrio tra potenza e precisione. Official review in Australian Shooter November 2001. was developed by Winchester in 1955 for use in its Model 70 bolt-action and Model 88 lever-action rifles. I’d call action availability a draw. Yea id be lookin at a 223 even tho i got mine a 243. Maximum effective range is another way to compare one caliber to another. can reach out even further. Big bucks, land management, rut reports, and tips for the whitetail obsessed. Such as my state of Washington requires .24 caliber/6mm minimum. Initially designed as a target/varmint round, it may be used for animals such as coyotes, blacktail deer, whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorns, and wild hogs.Rounds of at least 90 grains are better suited for hunting the larger of those while rounds less than 90 grains are more suitable for varmints. It was developed in 1957 for an experimental rifle known as the AR-15. I own an AR15 in .223, a singe shot .243 Winchester, and a Weatherby Vanguard in a .22-250 Remington. The 243 Winchester was first introduced in 1955. Re: .223 vs .243 please. The 243 was better in windy conditions. I've got 2 Howa 1500s, .223 Varmit and a .243 target; both heavy barrels, free floated with Hogue competion stocks. In terms of comfort, the .223 Rem. The .243 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, and .308 Winchester are all excellent rifle cartridges, albeit ones with very different strengths and weaknesses. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does … The 243 Winchester made a ground breaking impact, as a lightweight, long range caliber. In this comparison, the .243 Win. 223 vs 243 Winchester - Size Comparison A photo I took to show a family member the size difference in the 55 grain .223 cartridge and the 100 grain .243 Winchester cartridge...with my keys sitting next to them for scale. The .243 Winchester (6×52mm) is a popular sporting rifle cartridge. Various calibers. what i find funny is a 22 cal. Added powder increases velocity and energy, which translates to what the Internet calls “knock-down power” (more on that later). vs. .243 Win. In non-pandemic times, the .223 Rem. as well. Bo… That gun’s modern military counterpart, the 5.56 NATO, has been in continuous use by militaries around the world since the early 1960s. 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