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Hi

looking for fox load ideas out to 400y.  Going to start reloading the .243. Currently use factory 55g federal. Happy with the federal no issues. I want a fast flat load hard hitting. Not bothered about barrel wear. 

Cheers. 

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N140 is my go to with 243 and 55gr Noslers. 

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Your not going to be flat to 400, but my recommendation would be a max load of N160 and 105gn Vld’s. You’ll get better accuracy at range, less wind drift and your foxes won’t get up. 

Ben

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Noslers look good. Got some N140. Might work up a load. Clearly not going to be flat, I meant flat as possible given all the variables etc Cheers 

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70gn nosler is flatter than a 55 at the ranges you’ve thinking of. 400’s a long way. Good luck

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you just have to love "long range shooters",much more useful to the anti,s putting this sort of thing on an open forum ! better to ask for a flatish shooting load for your steel plate /water jug etc out to 400 yards,think before you post .we are being watched.

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What banus 02 just said..........chances of wounding increase exponentially over 150yds.

The skill is in getting close enough to make it impossible to miss a one shot kill.

If you want to shoot long range, take up target shooting and try hitting a 5" circle at 1000yds....................

Re-Pete

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Well,the last 3 replies killed this post deader than a long range shot and have been bugging me.

So, ootot what is the max ethical range to shoot a fox with a 243cal rifle??bearing in mind not all foxes call in like a starving greyhound.

Why should we worry about what the antis think,this is UK varminting after all, not UK steel and water jug busters?.And not a crime to shoot a 400 yd fox!! The antis can fill their boots with long range animal shooting on YouTube so what's the problem.

The last reply made me laugh though, as the first fox I've missed in a long while was a 35 yard impossible to miss shot??

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, and don't shoot at 400 yd foxes but don't see the problem if you have the right equipment and ability, anyway there's plenty of riflemen out there that think 400 is really 200 yards so maybe it's nothing to worry about.

 

 

 

 

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On 10/28/2018 at 7:25 PM, One on top of two said:

400 yards is unethical shooting , try using a bit of feild craft and call it in . If you wound it your not going to find it . 

Glad you know you limits. For lots of shooters on here a shot at that range will be meat and drink

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Well I wouldn't fancy eating a fox..............and if I missed one at 35yds, I'd go to Specsavers.............

Re-Pete

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