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Old 04-04-2011, 03:15 AM
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Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

I have 2 options....243 using 80 grain nosler ballistic tip bullets 1-10 twist

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7mm using 168 bergers 1x9.5 twist


What would make a better gun for shooting at paper 500 yards or less

(i understand this is not long range to some, but for me it is)

thanks
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:29 AM
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

I would say its more up to your pain threshold. 7 mm is going t beat you up alot more than 243.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:10 AM
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

I have both and I can tell you for
Paper punching I'm saying 243. Win. Faster, flatter, way less recoil, resulting in better groups. But when game comes into the picture then 7mm all the way
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:23 AM
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

what kind of groups do you get with each at that range?? i would say - the one with a remington action and a krieger barrel. both of my 7mm mags do will real good way past 500 yards. only one has a muzzle break. my .243 kicks more than than the one with a break . my .243 does reall good at 500 yards too. the 168 berger have a lot less wind drift than the 80 .243.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:35 AM
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

given your choices of bullets, the 7 mag is going to be the clear winner, however I think if you have a faster twist with the 243 and can shoot 105's, that is going to be better. 80 grain 243 bullets just aren't that sleek
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

For just paper punching to 500 yds... no brainer... the 243. Waayyy more enjoyable to shoot and a little cheaper to load for. With a 10 twist you could shoot up to a 90 gr Berger VLD and that or something similar is what i would use to help buck wind.

-Mark
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:58 PM
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

i was going to use the nosler 80 ballistic tip because the gun already shoots the factory hornady 58's at 1/2" i figured the 80 would be better because the twist is better......thanks for the help
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