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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