This has been discussed before I am sure. I’m just getting to the 243 game so this is why I’m asking. I never had been drawn to the 243 for whatever reason but I recently inherited my dads Ruger M-77 Carbine SS in 243. It’s accurate and being so compact is a very handy package for still hunting. It a 1:9” twist so it handles longer projectiles up to common profile 100 grain bullets. Never tried heavier sleeker ones. My dad’s pet loads were 42-ish grains of IMR 4831 for 95 grain SST’s and 100 grain interlock SPBT’s. I’ve shot deer with 223’s before, one in a nearly identical rifle as this and know it’s fully capable so no doubts there. I’m just curious and looking for good information and conversation on your favorite 243 loads. I have 65’s 75’s 95’s and 100’s for it and about #8 of Varget and equally as much of IMR 4831. I’m sue I lose some FPS with a 16.5” barrel but it sure makes a good truck/walking gun.