I have an original 1987 Ruger M77 with a Leopold VX2c 2x7 that absolutely loves the old fashioned Winchester Super X 100gr power point rounds. I got this rifle brand new for my 16th B-day and dearly love it. This particular firearm has put more meat on my table than all of my other rifles combined (which includes 2 trophies). Unfortunately with the current situation, reloading supplies are severely limited, and factory ammo cannot be found. I recently lucked up on a box of Hornady Interlock 100gr BTSP and I'm contemplating using IMR-4895 @ 35gr with a C.O.L. of 2.650". The Interlocks have a G1 drag co-efficient and BC of .405(Hornady). Pro-rated FPS from the Hodgdon online calculator is 2805. I have religiously used the 4895 @ 42gr with 180gr Nosler Partitions/E-tips in both of my .308s (Rem 742 Woodmaster Semiauto & Savage Mod10 FCPSR) and I love the accuracy and consistency out to 400 yards with both rifles. Being the .243 is the 'little brother' to the .308, would this load be a good Whitetail/Muley hunting round without sacrificing barrel life in my old(er) M77? I appreciate your input! Thanks!