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.243 improved help ?

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Old 12-29-2012, 06:35 PM
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Re: .243 improved help ?

I just built one, (.243AI) it's one of my most accurate rifles to date.. 8 twist Shilen, 117gr Matrix on top of 47.5gr H1000, Velocity?? but crazy accurate.
I'm not sure you could get 47.5gr of H1000 into a .243 win case?
I cannot see for the life of me why people seem to feel the need for 7 twists unless running at lethargic velocities. My 2bits.. good cartridge
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:38 PM
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Re: .243 improved help ?

We'll I am looking at buying a dpms in .243 win and have a hell of a time leaving well enough alone been doing a lot of reading. I don't have enough experience, so input from all of you helps a ton and I learn all the way through. It's a win win for me it will be my first gas gun is there anything I should know ?I am buying used the gun shows well I really wanted a 6.5 but am unable to find one. DPMS says one year before comp uppers are available. Thought I could have some fun and learn a lot at the same time. Thanks-Brian
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:15 PM
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Re: .243 improved help ?

Can you shoot and fire form .243 win in the 6mm super lr like you can in the .243 ai ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:50 PM
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Re: .243 improved help ?

If you're wanting a gas gun in 6.5 why not step up to the AR10 and get it in a 260 Rem.

I put one together a couple of years ago and it's a shooter with the 130 gr. Bergers and the 140 gr. Nosler Balistic Tips. I built it for a long range suppressed gun so it is on the heavy side.

But if you're wanting to thin out the deer in the soybean fields, just put the suppressor on it and let her rip. At 300-500 yards they just mill around not knowing where the shots are coming from. Ugly but effective.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:14 PM
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Re: .243 improved help ?

I had kevin cram build me a 6mm CM. Ive been loading 115 bergers vlds over 49grains h1000.. its crazy accurate.. ive been waiting on my ced m2 to show up. So ill have a better idea of velocity. Was gona do it last weekend but no chrono yet.
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