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Old 05-27-2012, 05:17 PM
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Long Range .243 bullet

I drew a deer tag for Nevada and I received my new .243 Ackley a month ago.................it has a 1x9 twist and Im thinking about useing the 95gr Berger VLD....

Does anyone have any experiance with this bullet in the .243's if not what recomendations would you have.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:50 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

I would step up to the 105gr in the Berger or Amax. I use the amax and it has proved to be very effective on deer out to 300 yds.....that's the longest shot the deer have given me so far. The numbers say around 500yds max in my rifle. I would think your AI should have a little longer reach. My mv is 2970 using Superformance out of a 22" barrel. Good luck!
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:07 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

A nine twist might be too slow for the 105's but try them to see. I use 105 Bergers in my 243 AI with an eight twist and have had great success. 402 yards on a ND Antelope and 338 yards on another. Good luck and PM me if you need any recipes or help.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:18 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

Ive got 105 Hornady boattails and 105 Bergers for my 6mm long range stuff.
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

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A nine twist might be too slow for the 105's but try them to see. I use 105 Bergers in my 243 AI with an eight twist and have had great success. 402 yards on a ND Antelope and 338 yards on another. Good luck and PM me if you need any recipes or help.
yup..yup.. 9 might work. try and see.

I love the 105 Amax.

here is my son and his antelope this past fall..
watch video...



he was very happy and now has him hanging on his wall !!

ivory tips were almost 2 inches long !!
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:21 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

I use the 95 Berger in 6mm AI. I was fire forming cases while hunting last season. I use enough of a charge to get 3100 f/s from the bullet.

I shot 2 antelope with it, one was running, I didn't get the range, and the other was 350y. The bullet was absolutely devastating. It's a good choice.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:48 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

What powder? I was looking at 4007SSC but some of you mentioned Performance......................

After fireforming what starting charge with your given powder would you recomend...........


I thought that the A-Max was a target bullet, but I have heard that some use the 107 Sierra as a hunting bullet also......................................

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