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Old 10-17-2008, 10:49 AM
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115gr Dtac's and 243's

I'm looking for feedback on doing a Savage 12 S/A build shooting the 115gr Dtac bullets.
I'm hoping to use a 243 case and was researching what barrel twist to use.
Some guy's are getting by with a 1:8 twist , but maybe a 1:7.5 would be safer to stabilize those bullets?
Anybody running this combo or have any better idea's on a case than the 243?
Second thought is if a guy has a 6mm BR already, would this build be worth the time and cost? There isn't a big gap in performance between the two.
I've got this Savage action to build on and already have a .308 and a 6mm BR in the works.
The 6.5 or 7mm bullet options just add to the list of options:confused:
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:19 AM
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Re: 115gr Dtac's and 243's

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Anybody running this combo or have any better idea's on a case than the 243?
243 Ackley

The 243 AI that I have has a 1 in 8" Broughton and shoots the 115's like no other.

I also have a 6mm-06 with a 1 in 8" Lilja that won't stabilize the 115's.

If I were to do it again I'd go 1 in 7.75" just to be safe.

No doubt you will like the 243... improved or not.

Not sure about your 6mmbr question I don't have one.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:56 AM
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Re: 115gr Dtac's and 243's

I agree, be on the safe side.
I also have 8T Broughton (6-284 - Specialty handgun and I have shot the 115's almost exclusively.
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Re: 115gr Dtac's and 243's

My 243AI is built around the 115 DTAC. custom reamer built for it...

you need to call George at Precision Shooting... he built the rifle Magman has and mine.

does great work !! phone: 801-602-5776

his site is Home Page Your source for long range tactical and hunting gear.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:24 PM
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Re: 115gr Dtac's and 243's

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243 Ackley

The 243 AI that I have has a 1 in 8" Broughton and shoots the 115's like no other.

I also have a 6mm-06 with a 1 in 8" Lilja that won't stabilize the 115's.

If I were to do it again I'd go 1 in 7.75" just to be safe.

No doubt you will like the 243... improved or not.

Not sure about your 6mmbr question I don't have one.
I sent you a pm about your 6-06.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:13 PM
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Re: 115gr Dtac's and 243's

Todd, I don't have any PM's, might want to try it again. I'd be glad to answer any questions.

Or email me dclous@eastwoodcustomhomes.com
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Todd, I don't have any PM's, might want to try it again. I'd be glad to answer any questions.

Or email me dclous@eastwoodcustomhomes.com
I'm gonna try it again. Don't want to steal the thread
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