Originally Posted by loaders_loft
Cross, by the sounds of it, he's already got the nightforce on his 243, just considering Xbal and a PDA vs printed drop charts...
Robbobsam, maybe I'm assuming too much?
I have already purchased and am using the nightforce, its truly awesome. Just rangefind a target and dial in the range. It may not be as clear as Zeis or swarovski but its a lot tougher and a lot more user friendly.
I know it is more of a scope than I am ever likely to use in the UK but I would rather buy once and buy quality, than buy twice and regret it.
Nightforce produce incredible scopes.
As for the comments on the stability of the bullet, can you recommend a factory load that would give good accuracy in my Tikka .243 in super varmint with a 1 in 10 twist barrel.
I tried Winchester 95 grain silver tips....Groups over 2" at 100yds
Tried Federal 100 grain.......................Groups over 3" at 100yds.
Tried Privvy Partisan 100grain .............Groups over 2" at 100yds.
Tried Hornady 58 grain V-Max..............Groups over 1" at 100yds.
Tried Norma 75 grain V-Max ................Groups just under 1" at 100yds.
When I am zeroing my rifle it is on a harris bipod at the front and a beany bag of sand at the rear.
I would prefer to shoot heavier slower bullets to preserve my barrel and to facilitate the occasional deer that shows up on the farm, but I don't think it is wise to go for the heavier bullet at the cost of accuracy.
Is the only way to cure this problem to reload my own ammo???