Boat-Tail Rifle Bullet .243 85 Grain

Boat-Tail Rifle Bullet .243 85 Grain

Part # 1213
  • Grain Weight: 85
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Product Overview

Extend your range on medium game with Speer® Boat-Tail bullets. Designed for the long-range shooter, these bullets’ tapered heel flattens trajectories and decreases wind drift. On impact, they expand rapidly for quick, clean kills.

  • Designed for long-range shooting
  • Boat-tail design and tapered heel
  • High ballistic coefficient and a flat trajectory
  • Rapid expansion ideal for white-tailed deer and antelope


Caliber .243
Grain Weight 85
Bullet Style Jacketed Soft Point Boat-tail
Type Lead
Ballistic Coefficient .380
Bullet Length In 0.950in. / 24.13mm
Sectional Density 0.206
Diameter In 0.24
Diameter Mm 6.17
Package Quantity 100
Usage Hunting


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Jerry w.
Jerry w.
Today at 82 years of age, I've been using this bullet for over 60 years in the same Ruger 77 bolt-action rifle. That rifle has shot the bullet close to a 1" group, sometimes less, using an almost max-load of IMR 4350. For the last 10 years, I've move up to a manual recommended max-load of 46 gr of IMR 4350, and Fed.GM210M primer in a Winchester case, no pressure signs ever. But I make sure any shots fired are not during hot weather. That load still gives me a 1" group and great results on over 100 deer. I always do a behind the shoulder-lung shot. The deer sometimes may run 30 or 40 yards before going down, and sometimes they drop like a rock.The bullet always does a through-and-through which gives a good blood-trail since there's two holes in the lung area. I've never-taken shoulder shots which may have different results, but I'm always going for the lung shot. That #1213 , 85gr bullet has been for 60 years, a fast flat-shooting missile feared by all deer, and loved by me.
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