Originally Posted by YOTE
Thanks for the advice fellas.
I think I might try a 105 berger. BC .532 I believe what do you guys think? I have a elite 4200 on my swift but will a 30 mm tube give me more adjustment for longer shots? And is a BR primer just a cci 200 that is made by their best guys, are they better, more consistent? Any ring and base ideas. I know I can spend alot on ferrels or something like those but is there a good one piece picatinny that will do the job that wont cost nearly 10% of my tuition? Also dies? for the swift I got a 3-piece redding type s set of dies. Is this necessary for the 243?
The simple answer is such, the better your equipment, the better your results. However do to my budget I have found equipment that works equally as well as the more expensive stuff. EGW makes a very solid, aluminum 1pc. base that I have been using for 3 years. They cost 39.99. Rings that I have used and work well are the Burris XTR, and Signature Z rings. I like both. I currently own a set of Weaver Tactical that are a lot sturdier than what they feel like when you are holding them in your hand.
As far as a 30mm tube having more adjustment? It depends on the company and scope. Generally the higher the magnification the less adjustment you have. Nikon's seem to have a lower MOA availability vs some others. Not sure why that is. Vortex, Millet, Night Force, IOR, and Leupold all have decent adjustment. The Millet LRS has somewhere in the neighborhood of 140MOA of elevation. It has a 35mm tube. Do some research. Usually scope manufacturers have data listed as to how many MOA are available in each model. Using a 20MOA base will allow the lower MOA count scopes to achieve most distances out to 1000yds.
Here is a good read on primers. Primers and Pressure Analysis by James Calhoon « Daily Bulletin
Competition primers like the 210M's and BR2's are suppose to be more consistent and tend to be a little hotter. However you just have to try different primers and see what happens. One primer may produce a flier, but changing primers with the exact same load will produce a consistent group. Reloading can be frustrating, but satisfying once you nail that perfect combination.
For dies, the competition are the best route to go. They offer more in the way of custom sizing. I on the other hand can't justify the cost of a micrometer bullet seating die. They make bullet seating easier, but with a little practice the regular dies work just as well. I do like the Lee and Redding dies.
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