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Gonna build a 243AI here's the specs...Missing Anything?

 
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Old 12-12-2003, 03:33 PM
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Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Hi you'all, I'm in the process of getting all the components together for a 243AI.
I've got a 788 action, bedded in a 70's style Adamski(sp?) style BRest stock..stock has no pistol grip sorta like an edge stock.
Canjar trigger adjusted to 14oz. and with a Shilen 32"blank... 4"run at the chamber end at 1.250 then straight HV taper. 1-10 twist.It should finish out at 30".
I wanna start consistantly getting groundhog kills at 500-800 yards. I think this will do it. Can this be a 1000 yard gun? Not sure yet what scope to put on it...Do you guys see any problems with this setup? Thanks, Sam in Va. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-12-2003, 04:38 PM
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

10 twist wont stablize the heavys,otherwise sound pretty good-my-2-dave
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:37 PM
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

If you are buidling a long range rifle, then you have to shoot the high bc bullets.

105/107's, therefore you need a 1:8 barrel.

It would not be the best idea to build this rifle with the 1:10...It would be difficult to sell, it would shot 80 grn bullets real fast, with a limited range but the wind will kill you...
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

I would go with a Schneider 1-8 polygonal on this one.
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

I have a 22-250 1-8 twist that I shoot the VLD bullets out of and the accuracy is superb, but I am NOT IMPRESSED at all with the terminal effects of VLD bullets. That's the only reason why I chose the twist I did (10), to have a better selection of ballistic tip bullets. My kill ratio with the VLD's in .224 was about 50% with good solid hits for some reason. Are the terminal effects of the 105 and 107's any better, I wanna kill the chuck's, NOT punch hole thru them.... Am I missing something here? Thanks, Sam
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

For your 22-250 try the 75gr A-Max bullets. They kill with authority from my 22-243AI 8" twist. They also shot smaller groups than the VLD's in my rifle. Moly coating will help them withstand the stress and speed of your 22-250, 8" twist.

You should have no problem with your 243AI, 10" twist. I have a 6mmAI 12" twist and have made kills out to 700yds with 70gr-80gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. I normally do not get shot opportunities out past that where I hunt.

The 87gr V-Max should be a good bullet to try in your rig. Many shooters report excellent accuracy and spectacular terminal performance. They may not work well in my 12 twist but should be perfect in your 10 twist.

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If you want to go the distance you don't have to, but should, stick with the heavy bullets in an 8 twist. Lighter stuff loses velocity and energy and gets it's but kicked by the wind.
Won't have any problems with the Amax's or MK as far as terminal results.
If you want to stay with a 10 twist I would use 90-100 BT or similar.

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