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

 
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:41 AM
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Hey VH, actually, I had my 22-250 8 twist set up for the 75 grn. A-maxes. They shot superb, but only killed about 50 % of the time. Maybe I got a lot if bullets with thicker jackets.They may be worth giving another try. I've since switched to the 68 grn.RPVB Starkes and 80 grn.RPVB Starke's. He's outta business now, but I've hoarded them up and should be able to shoot the barrel out with what I have left. Thanks for the suggestions and advice. Sam in va.
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Old 12-13-2003, 02:42 PM
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Interesting, I've had 100% success with the 75gr A-Max. I do, however, start them out quite fast. They leave my 28" Hart barrel at 3,668 ft/sec but must loose a lot out of velocity out past 400yds.

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Old 12-13-2003, 03:02 PM
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Hey VH, what's your longest kill with the 75 grain A-max? I shot one at 200 yards hit him solid(I thought) and the bullet punched a hole thru him and left a 5-7 ft groove in the ground behind him....finally shot up the a** and the bullet expanded THAT time..hehehe Ricocheting is not good for me, as I shoot around cattle. Sam
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Sam,
I use the 80 grain Bergers at high speed and have mostly real good stops. My high speed 105 Bergers in my 3300 fps six almost always wounded which is why I went to the Vais to begin with. I should try some other brands in the 6 but I have too much fun with the .224 to go back for hoggin.
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Old 12-13-2003, 05:00 PM
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Sam,
I shot many of them between 450yd-550yds last season. I did notice what appeared to be frags penetrating the hides (occasionally) at that distance. Some slight ground disturbance on the hillside in the dry dirt. I always check the kills and I was NOT getting bullet penetration. No exit holes visible.
I've had long kills with the 6mmAI and the ordinary B-Tips. I normally don't bother with custom match bullets when hoggin'. I have tried the 80gr Sierra MK's but had ho-Hum accuracy and the BC isn't that good anyway.
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Old 12-13-2003, 05:28 PM
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Well, I'm cranking the .224 68RPVB at about 3500fps and it's stooping them pretty well, if I ever rechamber the fast twist (8) 22-250 the .224 Vais is a consideration. I'm really looking forward to doing the 243AI, I've got 4-5 places to do some long Hoggin' and wanna bust'em! I could always do a 6MM Vais! Sam in Va.
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

I'm surprised that no one has developed the 6mmWSM yet. It should be good for at least 600-700 rounds of throat life.
But who's counting?

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