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.243 Load / Bullet suggestions

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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:28 AM
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Re: .243 Load / Bullet suggestions

I second this suggestion. The 95 gr Match Grade Classic Hunter is made for a 1:10 twist so firing it from the Savage 1:9.25 will be fine. I can tell you from my personal experience that the 95 gr Match Grade VLD Hunting will not group worth a damn from the Savage barrel. Those who shoot these are either using maximum or over maximum loads to spin them fast enough to stabilize. That is a great way to burn your barrel out a lot faster than needed, and drastically reduce brass life.

It is easy to get Savage prefit barrels with the 1:8 twist, they are made by Mc Gowan, Shilen and Criterion at the very least and Jim from NSS either has them in stock or is a few weeks from getting in some more. If you want to shoot heavy VLD's, then step up and get the proper barrel for it. It will save you a LOT of frustration.

Originally Posted by backwoods83 View Post
Never saw a problem with Bergers when the shot placement was right. Instead of the 95grn hunting vld, try the 95grn Berger classic hunter, it might serve you better.
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    Unread 04-07-2013, 01:55 PM
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    Re: .243 Load / Bullet suggestions

    thread is over 2 years old
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    Unread 04-07-2013, 03:34 PM
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    Re: .243 Load / Bullet suggestions

    Originally Posted by roninflag View Post
    thread is over 2 years old
    Yet, still worth reading and multiple new posts.

    But, yeah, not always best to bring up old posts.
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