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Old 04-25-2011, 06:36 PM
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

I would shoot the 243 with the new 87 grain Bergers. I tested them at several ranges with several different rifles and shot them very well out of a 1-10 twist. They have a very high bc for a 6mm of that weight and are very accurate. I think you could shoot them better for paper punching than the high recoil of the 7mm remington and way cheaper with much better barrel life.
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

you have not said what gun/s and scope you have for each. the 7 is going to kick more if it does not have a brake. also heat up faster. also cost more to shoot.
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Re: Better caliber for long range shooting 7mm or 243?

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

or

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
weatherby- without a doubt the one with a remington action and krieger barrel. my 7(krieger) will shoot circles around factory .243. my .243( hart) will shoot circles around a factory 7.
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