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Old 09-22-2008, 10:32 AM
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Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

Using the 115 DTAC or the 105 Amax and staying away from shoulders, it does a good job and minimal pelt damage. I wouldn't shoot a bobcat with it though.

My .220 Swift with a 55 VMAX comes out on calm days and when fur is prime.

The 243AI just handles the wind and call shy coyotes a lot better than the Swift.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:36 AM
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Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

Thanks for the kind words guys. I am glad you like the rifles.

The 243 AI is one of my favorite rounds. The 115 dtac is one of the reasons I like it so well. It can hang with the big boys at distance, and it doesnt have severe recoil so anyone can shoot it well. The dtac's seem to work really well on deer and antelope also.
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Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

sweet! i love my savage .243, i'll probably rebarrel it to .243 ai or something when this bbl is done!
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Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

Gonna shoot some more at 200... whenever the rain stops....


I'll post results soon as I get 'er done.
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Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

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Using the 115 DTAC or the 105 Amax and staying away from shoulders, it does a good job and minimal pelt damage. I wouldn't shoot a bobcat with it though.

My .220 Swift with a 55 VMAX comes out on calm days and when fur is prime.

The 243AI just handles the wind and call shy coyotes a lot better than the Swift.
Have you tried any of the 60gr Varmint Grenades out of your 243AI? Might be something to mess around with for minimal pelt damage. We've ran them to some pretty spectacular velocities and still maintained susprisingly good accuracy. Makes a pretty violent short range round
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Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

How long was the wait on that barrel?
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:22 PM
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Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

Scott got lucky, I had that one in stock for a personal project. It took 6 months, but that was the fastest I have ever taken delivery. They range from 6 months to 2 years in some cases. My average has been 9 months to a year. In all fairness, I have not ordered one in a while, so delivery times may have changed.
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