Originally Posted by dawg4life
After I shoot out this barrel or if I stumble on some extra money I'm going to rebarrel this gun most likely in some kind of 6.5. I will for sure look into those barrels, I like the though of being able to change my own barrels as opposed to paying somebody else to play with my gun. But for now what would be borderline for my barrel twist? Would you say don't go over 95gr or 100gr? Just trying to put together an Idea of how large I can go without sacrificing stability. I like big bullets and I knew when I bought the 243 that I'd be limited. Let's say what's my biggest bc bullet for shooting long range and what is my highest bc in a hunting bullet? I know its hard to say exactly but just as a rule of thumb.
Dawg, youre just going to have to do your "home work" to find out how hvy you can go. Everybody, including Hornady and Sierra say " for 7 or 8 twist barels only. Maybe my VLS is a freak of technology. I don't know beans about elevation or ambients or baro's or temperature. I'm a web footed swamp boy. I load, test, load some more, tweak a little and then order about 1000 of the bullets that shoot "marginally" in my freak. Then stock up on powder and primers. I just bought 1000 once fired RP brass last week for $22/100 too. I've got well over 1500 rounds loaded up for all of my 243s and enough bullets, primers, powder and brass to load that many more.
If you ever start loading you'll be hooked. Especially if you are an accuracy nut.
Do you know anyone that shoots a 243? If so, see if you can trade them out of a few of their store bought bullets and shoot them for a group.
Here's a link to what I think is the 95 grain SST Matt is talking about.
Again, good luck,
Hornady Custom Ammo 243 Winchester 95 Grain SST Box of 20