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Old 05-28-2012, 12:23 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

It would be interesting...................................as I just received my .243 AI and have not even started fireforming. I would lilke to find and use just one bullet and load

Since I received a deer tag for the late 043 area of Nevada. I have taken two really nice Mule deer with a muzzle loader but would like one with my new Rifle.

It has a Jewell tirgger on it and im excited about using it as I have heard so much about them.

thils is all new to me..............and Im anxious to learn more about it.

My next investment is a RF any idea's?
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:33 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

I have an older model Leica 1200 and it works great. What ever you decide on, be sure you can mount it to a tripod. It's hard to range long distance if you're shaking.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:50 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

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Will the A Max 105 stabalize in a 1x9?
Yup. You might have some trouble under the worst atmospheric circumstances, but for the most part they stabilize well with a 9 twist.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:58 PM
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My next investment is a RF any idea's?
I would highly recommend the Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc if you are looking to get bang for your buck. I've owned the Leica 1200, and have a bunch of time behind my father's Zeiss PRF. The Bushnell blows both of the other two out of the water for ranging capabilities. Bushy finally got it right. I have no troubles ranging deer out to 1300 yards (which is the farthest I've tried), and I can routinely range trees out to ~1850-1870 yards, or so. I suspect if I had a large, flat cliff face I could get readings beyond 1900.

The optics in the Fusion are middle-of-the-road, equal to the Vortex Viper series of binos, but the ranging is spectacular for a unit in this price range.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:14 PM
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

I have got 105 amaxes to stabilize in 1:9.25" twist 22" factory savage sporter barrels at 1430ft above sea level at just over 2900fps, they will definently stabilize in a 9 twist 243AI at the velocity its capable of. The bc on the new amp jacketed amaxes is noy quite as good as the older ones. The 106 clinch river is an awesome bullet as are the JLKs not shown in the picture. BIB also makes a 108 bt with just under a .55 bc, but they would have to be driven pretty hard to stabilize.
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The new Hornady 105gr HPBT is a bit shorter than the 105AM, and has a .530 G1 BC, compared to the .500 BC of the AM.
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Re: Long Range .243 bullet

I think the biggest thing anyone could do for this thread is to provide some real world experience with the 105's being stabilized by a 1:9 or the 1:9.25 twist barrels....unfortunately I can't provide any input but I'm extremely interested in the answer as my daughter will soon be shooting a 243.
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