Passion for Precision

.243 Winchester

CF
.243 Winchester


Distance:
Short Range, Long Range

Recommended for:
Small Game, Medium Game, Practice

.243 Winchester, accuracy and flat trajectory combined

Lapua’s .243 Winchester ammunition gives you a mild recoiling cartridge with top notch accuracy and a flat trajectory suited to long range hunting and target shooting. Like many other cartridges of today, the .243 Win began as a wildcat, necked down from the .308 Win. It gained popularity in North America among deer and varmint hunters, and in Scandinavia it has always been a preferred caliber of bird and medium size game hunters. The two major reasons for the popularity of the .243 Win. are the flat trajectory and very mild recoil. 

The .243 Win. comes factory loaded with three different bullets:

Trajectory and velocity charts for factory-loaded cartridges below.


Velocity & trajectory

Units:Metric Metric   Imperial Imperial

 
 Sport
 
 Hunting
 
 Tactical
Velocity [m/s][fps]
Energy [J][ft.-lbs.]
Crosswind drift [mm]Crosswind drift [in] (sidewind 4 m/s)(sidewind 13 fps)
Trajectory [mm][inch]
Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 40 mm above bore line)Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 1.6 in above bore line)
     
FMJ
 
 
Prod. no.
4316052
Weight
5.8 g90 gr
Code
S561
FMJ
myd 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd Rifle sighted in at 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd
885 2905 796 2637 712 2384 634 2146 434 1522 100 100 0 0 -116 -3 -425 -13 -3122 -95
2271 1677 1837 1382 1472 1130 1166 915 546 460 300 300 142 4 168 5 0 0 -2272 -69
0 0 25 1 104 3 247 8 1187 37 176 GEE 192 PBR 39 1.5 -33 0 -290 -8 -2672 -81
Test barrel length [mm][in]: 61024
 
Naturalis
 
Prod. no.
N316201
Weight
5.8 g90 gr
Code
N509
Naturalis
myd 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd Rifle sighted in at 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd
910 2985 776 2582 655 2213 100 100 0 0 -124 -4
2414 1780 1756 1332 1250 978 167 GEE 183 PBR 37 1.4 -51 -1
0 0 35 1 154 5
Test barrel length [mm][in]: 61024
 
SP
 
Prod. no.
4316056
Weight
6.5 g100 gr
Code
E562
SP
myd 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd Rifle sighted in at 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd
910 2985 823 2724 742 2479 665 2246 100 100 0 0 -105 -3 -389 -12
2691 1984 2203 1653 1790 1368 1439 1123 300 300 130 4 154 5 0 0
0 0 23 1 95 3 225 7 177 GEE 194 PBR 38 1.4 -30 0 -281 -8
Test barrel length [mm][in]: 61024
 
FMJ
 
 
Prod. no.
4316052
Weight
5.8 g90 gr
Code
S561
FMJ
Open
Naturalis
 
Prod. no.
N316201
Weight
5.8 g90 gr
Code
N509
Naturalis
Open
SP
 
Prod. no.
4316056
Weight
6.5 g100 gr
Code
E562
SP
Open