Designed with the target shooter and small varmint hunter in mind, the .243 Winchester was introduced in 1955. With the .243 WIN being a necked-down version of the .308, it is popular with long range shooters due to it’s exceptional accuracy, as well as the low recoil, allowing the shooter to get back on target faster.
However, while it will work well with coyotes, and even medium-sized game like whitetail deer with the proper load, the .243 is considered to be too light to ethically hunt larger game; the round would most likely wound but not kill the animal. (Reloading your own .243 can greatly change this, though.
In the beginning, Winchester introduced this round with their Model-70 bolt action rifle and Model 88 lever action sporting rifles. Since it quickly gained popularity, many of the weapons manufacturers jumped on board with their own guns chambered in the .243. The .243 Win has seen action outside of the hunting world, as well.
In fact, the LAPD’s elite SWAT unit used it during their early years. They found that a 115 grain bullet can move up to 3150 feet per second, more than enough power for them at the time. They have since moved to higher-velocity rounds. It’s safe to say the .243 will continue to be the go-to gun for young hunters and target shooters alike for many years to come.
Each box contains 100 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.